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
U.S. Nonprofit Offers Help In Mexico After Quakes Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 22, 2018
University Of Arizona Awards Mexican Journalist Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 15, 2018
Mexico 68 Olympics Design Is Still Revered, Disputed Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 12, 2018
Mexico Seeks ‘Lost’ Children Artists For 50th Anniversary Of Olympics Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 11, 2018
New Trade Agreement's Future Could Depend On Dems Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 3, 2018
Student Massacre In Mexico Classified As State Crime 50 Years Later Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 2, 2018
New Trade Agreement In The Region Raises The Bar In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 1, 2018
Former Mexican Governor With Phoenix Ties Sentenced To Prison Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 28, 2018
Phoenix Entrepreneurs Visit Mexico City To Learn, Expand Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 20, 2018
Mexico City Still Seeks Earthquake Solutions Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 19, 2018
New AZ Financial Tech Law Helps Foreign Partnerships Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 17, 2018
Morena Party Sweep In Mexico Raises Hope, Concerns Murphy Woodhouse, Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 14, 2018
AZ Commerce Promotes Aerospace Industry In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 15, 2018
In Mexico, An App To Search For The Disappeared Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 13, 2018
Mexico Has A New Stock Exchange Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 9, 2018
Mexican Steel Imports Drop After Trump’s Tariffs Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 6, 2018
UA And Mexico Launch Legal Training For Diplomats Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 2, 2018
Alleged Murderer Of Border Agent Extradited To Tucson Rodrigo Cervantes July 31, 2018
A ‘Toy Story’ That’s Hitting Mexico And The U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes July 31, 2018
Maricopa Educators ‘Hunt’ For Knowledge In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes July 30, 2018
Mexico And Canada React To Trump’s NAFTA Letter Rodrigo Cervantes July 25, 2018
For Phoenix, A Friendly Soccer Match Means ‘Goal!’ Rodrigo Cervantes July 18, 2018
Mexican Peso Gains Strength After Elections And U.S. Economy Rodrigo Cervantes July 9, 2018
AMLO Wants Trump At His Inauguration Rodrigo Cervantes July 9, 2018
Phase Two Of Mexican Tariffs Hits U.S. Exports Rodrigo Cervantes July 6, 2018