Rodrigo Cervantes

Rodrigo Cervantes's picture
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
Protests In Mexico After Construction Worker Dies In Police Custody Rodrigo Cervantes June 5, 2020
Thousands Rally In Mexico From Their Cars Against Their President Rodrigo Cervantes June 1, 2020
Mexican President Prepares Tour While Pandemic Spreads Rodrigo Cervantes May 29, 2020
Mexico Cancer Patients' Families Protest For Support During Pandemic Rodrigo Cervantes May 27, 2020
Analysts: Mexico's Fiscal Response To COVID-19 Is Poor Rodrigo Cervantes May 22, 2020
Mexicans Of African Descent Fight For Recognition In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes May 21, 2020
Nearly 1,000 Mexico Nationals Dead From COVID-19 In The U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes May 19, 2020
Mexican Government Changes Renewable Energy Rules Rodrigo Cervantes May 19, 2020
Mexico Plans To Reignite Industries Tied To The U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes May 13, 2020
Mexican President Orders The Military To Attend Public Safety Rodrigo Cervantes May 12, 2020
10 Years After Operation Fast And Furious, Mexico Demands Apology From U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes May 8, 2020
With Trump's Blessing, México Buys Ventilators From The U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes May 7, 2020
Mexican Consulates Prepare As Lockdowns End In Parts Of The U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes May 6, 2020
COVID-19 Strikes Remittances, Families And Economies In The United States And Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes, Matthew Casey May 7, 2020
Drug Cartels Give Out Food In Mexico Amid The Pandemic Rodrigo Cervantes May 4, 2020
Member Of Mexico Cabinet Gets COVID-19 Rodrigo Cervantes April 29, 2020
Mexico Vacates Migrant Shelters And Stations As A Result Of Pandemic Rodrigo Cervantes April 29, 2020
AMLO Includes USMCA Trade Agreement In His Pandemic Plan Rodrigo Cervantes April 27, 2020
COVID-19 Pandemic Threatens Migrants In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes April 24, 2020
U.S. Anti-Lockdown Activist Causes A Stir In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes April 24, 2020
Mexico Negotiates Reopening Borders For Some Workers And Industries Rodrigo Cervantes April 23, 2020
Washington And Private Sectors Push Mexico To Open Industries Rodrigo Cervantes April 21, 2020
Mexico Disrupts Global Agreement To Ease Pandemic-Driven Oil Crisis Rodrigo Cervantes April 10, 2020
Pandemic Brings Mexican Doctors Stress, Mobbing — And Aggression Rodrigo Cervantes April 10, 2020
Mexico Prepares For Its 'Holy Week' Holiday — Without Having One Rodrigo Cervantes April 10, 2020