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’s New Internal Security Law Divides Opinions Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 23, 2017
Sonora Prepares For Seasonal Visitors Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 20, 2017
U.S. Embassy In Mexico Pushes For Press Freedom Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 11, 2017
U.S. Company Opens First Fully Independent Gas Station In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 6, 2017
Mexico Revising Law That Could Give More Legal Power To Military Mark Brodie, Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 4, 2017
Mexican Broadcast Company TV Azteca Sells Its U.S. Network Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 1, 2017
Skulls, Jedis And Disney’s Love Affair With Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 24, 2017
Phoenix Hunts For Innovators in Latin America Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 24, 2017
Mexico, U.S. Plan To Create Energy Block Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 20, 2017
Mexico and Arizona Prepare To ‘Watch The Stars’ Together Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 13, 2017
Elections Endanger Arizona And Sonora´s 'Marriage' Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 8, 2017
Mexican Mining Safety Raises Opportunities For Arizona Companies Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 27, 2017
With ‘Coco,’ Disney Returns To Mexico And Bets On Latinos Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 24, 2017
As Mexico’s Elder Population Grows, So Do Concerns About Dementia Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 19, 2017
As Mexico’s Elder Population Grows, So Do Concerns About Dementia Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 19, 2017
Canadian Prime Minister Visits Mexico Amidst NAFTA Discussions Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 13, 2017
Resurrecting 'The Route Of Friendship,' Mexico City's Forgotten Sculptural Trail Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 12, 2017
A Lesson From Mexico On How To Cope With Tragedies Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 9, 2017
Rescuers Return To U.S. After Earthquake In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 2, 2017
A Family's Love Hidden Behind Homophobia In Mexico City Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 27, 2017
Grief In Mexico City While It Recovers From Earthquake Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 25, 2017
Arizona, Phoenix Offices In Mexico Offer Help After Earthquake Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 22, 2017
After Earthquake, Volunteers Unify To Confront Horror In Mexico City Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 21, 2017
Earthquake Jolts Mexico, Sways Buildings In Mexico City Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes, Stina Sieg
Casey Kuhn
Sep. 19, 2017
Mexico Faces Earthquake Aftermath; Cancels Help To Texas Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 11, 2017