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 Demands Reports On Alleged Unauthorized Hysterectomies Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 18, 2020
Mexican President Dismisses Trump’s Threats On Drug Report Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 18, 2020
Mexico Celebrates Plane Lottery Amid Doubts, Hopes — And No Plane Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 17, 2020
Farmworkers In Mexican Border State Seize Control Of A Dam Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 14, 2020
Is President Trump Pushing Expats In Mexico To Vote? Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 14, 2020
Feminist Group Takes Mexico City's Human Rights Commission Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 9, 2020
LeBarón Community Requests Protection, Autonomy And Electricity Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 7, 2020
Former Military And Police Officers Linked To LeBarón Murders Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 2, 2020
Mexico’s State Of The Union: Bonds With U.S. Solid; Remittances And Murder Rates Up Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 1, 2020
Mexico Is Fighting A New War Against Junk Food Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 31, 2020
Mexico’s President Faces Corruption Controversy Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 25, 2020
Republicans In Mexico Applaud Trump’s Nomination Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 24, 2020
Mexico City Inaugurates 'Heroine Promenade' Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 21, 2020
How COVID-19 Stifled Mexico's Entertainment Industry Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 20, 2020
Democrats Abroad Push For Voters In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 18, 2020
Mexico Plans To Produce COVID-19 Vaccine And Make It Free Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 17, 2020
Despite The Pandemic, Remittances In Mexico Rise Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 10, 2020
Mexican Governors Unite Against Federal Policies Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 6, 2020
Using TV And Radio, Mexican Students Will Go Back To School Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 4, 2020
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