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
After 13 Years, Best Buy Exits Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 5, 2020
WHO-UN Warns Of COVID-19 Levels In Mexico; Government Rejects It Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 4, 2020
Mexico Offers Free Services In Federal Public Hospitals Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 7, 2020
Former Mexico President´s Chief Of Staff Resigns Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 3, 2020
Mexico Prepares COVID-19 Vaccines, Thanks Trump Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 3, 2020
Former Mexican President And Staff Under Investigation Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 13, 2020
In Mexico, Nonprofit Points To Corruption Trail In President’s Party Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 13, 2020
Mexican Government Keeps Distance With Biden Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 12, 2020
Mexico Suspends Detention Of Migrant Children Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 12, 2020
Protests In Mexico After Police Opened Fire During A Feminist Rally Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 12, 2020
Mexican President Says He’ll Wait For Official Results On U.S. Elections Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 9, 2020
Mexican Congress Implements Remote Voting To Face Pandemic Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 5, 2020
Republicans, Democrats End Campaigning In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 3, 2020
Día De Muertos Globalizes, But The Pandemic Threatens It Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 30, 2020
New Multi-Organization Coalition Stands Against Mexican President Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 26, 2020
Mexico And U.S. Settle Water Conflict Near The Border Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 22, 2020
Mexico Wants An Aztec Headdress Back From Austria Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 20, 2020
AMLO Defends Trump, Demands Explanations From DEA Ops Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 19, 2020
In Mexico, Almost 40,000 Meds For Cancer Patients Get Stolen Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 15, 2020
Mexico Works On International Agreements For COVID-19 Vaccines Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 15, 2020
Mexico’s Tourism Industry Gets Ready — And Anxious — To Fight The Pandemic Rodrigo Cervantes, Kendal Blust Oct. 15, 2020
In Mexico, Apologies Requested For 'Columbus Day' Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 12, 2020
Hurricane Delta Hits Mexico Downgrading Its Category Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 7, 2020
Mexican President Faces Protests Against His Administration Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 6, 2020
Migrant Caravan Heading To The U.S. Turns Back Rodrigo Cervantes, Lauren Gilger Oct. 5, 2020