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 Plans Language Institute As A Homage To El Paso Victims Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 4, 2020
Why Is The Peso Stronger Despite The Pandemic? Rodrigo Cervantes July 31, 2020
Mexico Plans To Make Medicine Free And Centralize Their Distribution Rodrigo Cervantes July 30, 2020
Tucson Has A New Mexican Consul After Controversies Rodrigo Cervantes July 29, 2020
Mexican Presidential Airplane Returns To Mexico — And Is Still For Sale Rodrigo Cervantes July 28, 2020
New Evidence Shines Light On 43 Missing Mexican Students Case Rodrigo Cervantes July 9, 2020
Mexico City Adjusts Pandemic Policies As People Flood The Streets Rodrigo Cervantes July 9, 2020
In Washington, Mexico's President Praises Trade, Trump Rodrigo Cervantes July 9, 2020
Is AMLO Sweeping Opinion On Trump Under The Carpet? Rodrigo Cervantes July 7, 2020
Canada PM Declines Invitation To Meet U.S., Mexico Presidents Rodrigo Cervantes July 6, 2020
Attack In Central Mexico Raises Concerns; AMLO Blames Local Authority Rodrigo Cervantes July 2, 2020
Harvard Students Help Migrants On Their Legal Path Rodrigo Cervantes July 2, 2020
Trump Will Meet Mexican President Next Week Rodrigo Cervantes July 1, 2020
Mexico City Starts To Open Some Activities During Pandemic Rodrigo Cervantes June 30, 2020
Attack In Mexico City Might Result From U.S.-Mexico Anti-Cartel Ops Rodrigo Cervantes June 29, 2020
Mexican President Prepares Visit To Washington Rodrigo Cervantes June 24, 2020
6 Dead, Reports Of Damaged Homes After Earthquake In Oaxaca, Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes June 24, 2020
Local Congresses In Mexico Take Advantage Of COVID-19 Pandemic Rodrigo Cervantes June 22, 2020
Mexico To Continue Aiding DACA Recipients After Supreme Court Ruling Rodrigo Cervantes June 19, 2020
Mexico City Faces COVID-19 By Trying To Move Father’s Day Rodrigo Cervantes June 19, 2020
Peso And The Virus: Mexico's Economy During COVID-19 Rodrigo Cervantes June 17, 2020
Human Rights Commission In Jalisco Accuse Police Of Torture Rodrigo Cervantes June 12, 2020
Cancún Gradually Opens Its Doors While The Pandemic Still Grows In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes June 11, 2020
Mexico-U.S. Imports And Exports Fall Almost 50% Rodrigo Cervantes June 5, 2020
Jalisco Governor Suggests AMLO Is Behind Destruction, Arrests Rodrigo Cervantes June 6, 2020