Rodrigo Cervantes

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Mexico City Bureau Chief

Rodrigo Cervantes is KJZZ’s bureau chief in Mexico City, where he was born and raised.

He has served as opinion writer, contributor and commentator for several media outlets and organizations in Mexico and the United States, including CNN, Georgia Public Broadcasting and Univisión. Cervantes previously worked as the business editor and editorial coordinator for El Norte, the leading newspaper in Monterrey and a publication of Grupo Reforma, Mexico’s premier news group.

In Mexico City, Cervantes served in Reforma as a reporter, special correspondent, editor and special sections coordinator.

Cervantes also held the editor position at MundoHispánico, a division of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia’s oldest and largest Latino newspaper. He also participated as one of the first members of the Diversity Advisory Group for Cox Media.

In 2012, Cervantes was appointed as fellow for the Leadership Program of The New York Times/Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, as well as for the "Líderes Digitales" program from the International Center for Journalists. In 2010, he was awarded with the Poynter-McCormick Leadership Fellowship.

Cervantes graduated with honors in communication sciences and journalism from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico City Campus. Later, he was granted the Fundación Carolina Scholarship from the Spanish government to obtain an MBA degree at San Pablo-CEU School of Business (Madrid).

Other awards include: the Power 30 Under 30 Award for Professional and Community Excellence in Atlanta, the Outstanding Alumni Medal from ITESM, and several José Martí Awards for Journalism Excellence from the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP).

Cervantes enjoys music, books, travel, friendship, good mezcal and the occasional company of his guitar.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Mexico Will Offer COVID-19 Vaccine Regardless Of Immigration Status Rodrigo Cervantes March 1, 2021
Tamaulipas Governor Faces Organized Crime Accusations Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 25, 2021
U.S. Secretary Of State Plans 'Virtual Trip' To Mexico, Canada Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 25, 2021
Mexico President Faces Audit Regarding His Airport Project Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 22, 2021
Mexico’s Controversial Coronavirus Czar Gets COVID-19 Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 20, 2021
Mexico: Biden Administration, Social Media Encourage Migrants Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 22, 2021
Politician Will Run For Governor Despite Sexual Abuse Accusations Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 19, 2021
Mexico’s Vaccination Program Faces Election-Related Controversy Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 18, 2021
After Call To Change Policies, AMLO Says Deportations Continue Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 11, 2021
Mexico Accuses U.S. Of Lack Of Support To Stop Gun Smuggling Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 8, 2021
AMLO Is Back — And Still Maskless — After Getting COVID-19 Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 8, 2021
As The Pandemic Continues To Hit, Mexico Struggles To Breathe Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 8, 2021
Why Some Mexicans Are Apprehensive About Russia's Vaccine Steve Goldstein, Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 4, 2021
Mexico’s Underscored Gas Pollution Might Bring Opportunities With U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 8, 2021
Russia Responds To Sonoran Senator Who Criticized Sputnik V Vaccine Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 1, 2021
AMLO Reappears After Days Quarantined From COVID-19 Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 1, 2021
Secretary Of State And Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Minister Hold First Call Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 28, 2021
Mexico Negotiates Millions Of COVID-19 Vaccines From Russia Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 25, 2021
Mexico And U.S. Talk About Borders And Travel Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 25, 2021
Mexico And U.S. Change Leadership In Their Embassies Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 25, 2021
Mexican President Tests Positive For COVID-19 Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 24, 2021
Analysts: Benefits For Mexico, U.S. If They Fight COVID-19 Together Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 25, 2021
Central American Migrant Caravans Continue Attempts To Reach U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 22, 2021
Mexico’s Electoral Institute Orders President To Limit Conferences Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 22, 2021
Informant Says Cartel And Army Incinerated 43 Students In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 22, 2021