Rodrigo Cervantes

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
Return Of 'Global Gag Rule' Could Be Setback For Health Care, Abortion Rights In Dominican Republic Rodrigo Cervantes Apr. 10, 2017
Return Of 'Global Gag Rule' Could Be Setback For Health Care, Abortion Rights In Dominican Republic Rodrigo Cervantes Apr. 10, 2017
As Trump Moderates Rhetoric With Mexico, The Peso Wins Rodrigo Cervantes Apr. 7, 2017
24 Bands From Mexico City Head To SXSW Rodrigo Cervantes, Sarah Ventre, Steve Goldstein Mar. 13, 2017
Mexico's Former President Vicente Fox Joins Conan O'Brien On Show Rodrigo Cervantes Mar. 1, 2017
Thousands Protest In Mexico Against Corruption And Trump Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 13, 2017
Behind The Super Bowl, Mexican Avocados Fight For US ‘Guac’ Bowls Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 3, 2017
Protests Erupt On US-Mexico Border Over Gas-Price Hikes In Mexico Mark Brodie, Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 23, 2017
Unusual School Shooting In Mexico Generates Concern Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 19, 2017
After Trump’s Inauguration, Sonora Will Host ‘Megaregion’ Business Summit Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 19, 2017
As Uncertainty Towards Trump Administration Grows, The Mexican Peso Falls Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 12, 2017
Trump Is Top Priority For New Mexican Secretary Of Foreign Affairs Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 5, 2017
Arizona 'Plants A Seed' In Mexican Tradition Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 30, 2016
Poinsettias Are Mexico's Heritage To The Holidays — Thanks To A US Diplomat Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 24, 2016
Suns Games In Mexico An Opportunity To Build Stronger Fan Base Across Border Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 20, 2016
Arizona-Sonora Meeting Focuses On Strengthening The Region Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 2, 2016
Canada Eliminates Visas To Mexican Nationals Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 28, 2016
Mexico Prepares For Wave Of Migrants Returning From US Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 26, 2016
For Mexicans, Turkey Is Becoming More Than 'The Mole Bird' Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 24, 2016
Mexico Central Bank Aims To Look Beyond 'North' To Boost Economy Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 24, 2016
Attention, Shoppers: It’s Mexican ‘Black Friday’ Weekend Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 21, 2016
Business, Government Leaders In Both Sides Of Border Brace For Trade Negotiations Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 14, 2016
Mexican Government Plans To Meet With Donald Trump Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 12, 2016
After Election, Mexico Wants to Keep Strong Commercial Ties With US Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 9, 2016
With A Brand-New Phoenix Office In Mexico City, Both Sides Of The Border Look For More Business Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 28, 2016