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
Violence And AMLO's Indifference Unite Victims In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 29, 2020
LeBaron Family Lead Rally For Peace In Mexico City Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 27, 2020
LeBarón Family Marches With Thousands Against Violence In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 24, 2020
Controversies In Mexico As Migrant Caravans Arrive Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 24, 2020
Family Of Gunman From Mexico School Shooting Linked To Crime Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 15, 2020
Mexican Presidential Plane Back From U.S. After A Year Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 15, 2020
Mexican Consulates Will Reinforce Legal Protection To Workers Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 14, 2020
School Shooting In Northern Mexico Leaves 2 Dead Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 10, 2020
Number Of Mexicans With Work Visas In The U.S. Increase Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 13, 2020
Mexican Asylum Seekers Might Be Forced To Apply In Guatemala Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 8, 2020
Family Traveling From U.S. Attacked Near Mexico Border Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 6, 2020
Fear Steps In The Way Of Mexico’s Hunt For Human Traffickers Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 6, 2020
NBA Plays To Score And Win In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 8, 2020
From Mexico, A Christmas Tale — With A Feathered-Snake Tail Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 23, 2019
Accusations Against EX-Amazon CEO In Mexico Ignite Feminist Debates Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 19, 2019
Phoenix Suns Treat Mexico City To Its First NBA Overtime Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 15, 2019
First Time For The Diamondbacks In Mexico City Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 15, 2019
U.S. Offers Reward For Mexican Drug Cartel Leader Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 13, 2019
USMCA Could Be Good News For Arizona Katherine Davis-Young, Murphy Woodhouse, Rodrigo Cervantes, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Dec. 11, 2019
Mexican President Thanks Trump For Not Designating Cartels As Terrorists Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 9, 2019
Bolivian Ex-President Evo Morales Leaves His Exile In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 9, 2019
U.S. Attorney General Meets With Mexican Authorities Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 6, 2019
New Mexican Consul In Tucson Is Raising Eyebrows Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 5, 2019
Mexico Prepares To Receive Millions Of Expats For The Holidays Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 4, 2019
Family Of Murdered Mormons In Sonora Asks For Unity Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 2, 2019