Jorge Valencia

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Senior Field Correspondent - Mexico City

Jorge Valencia joined KJZZ in August 2016 as the station's first senior field correspondent based in Mexico City. His reporting focuses on the business and economics between Arizona and Mexico.

Valencia previously covered the North Carolina statehouse in Raleigh for North Carolina Public Radio. He reported on a controversial law that curtailed protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people, and on voting rights and environmental policy issues. He also reported on the shooting of three Arab-American students, traveling to Turkey's border with Syria to report on a project the students had started to help Syrian refugees.

Valencia began his journalism career covering crime for the Roanoke Times of Virginia and in internships with newspapers including the Wall Street Journal. He has been the recipient of multiple journalism awards for his work in radio and in newspapers. Valencia studied journalism at the University of Maryland and grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, and the suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Mexico Wants To Reinvent U.S. Merida Aid Program Jorge Valencia, Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
May 8, 2019
Crossing Mexico: The New Barrier For U.S.-Bound Migrants Jorge Valencia May 1, 2019
Mexico Says 300K U.S.-Bound Migrants Entered The Country In First 3 Months Of 2019 Jorge Valencia April 23, 2019
Mexican Authorities Attempting To Slow Flow Of Migrants Jorge Valencia, Steve Goldstein April 12, 2019
Mexican Officials Stopping Migrants From Heading North Steve Goldstein, Jorge Valencia April 10, 2019
A Fatal Cross-Border Shooting Inspires Artist Jorge Valencia April 10, 2019
Turning Cactus Into Biodegradable Plastic Jorge Valencia March 31, 2019
Report: New NAFTA Would Boost Arizona Industry Jorge Valencia March 25, 2019
Mexico Apologizes For Death Of 2 Students Jorge Valencia March 23, 2019
Will Mexico's National Guard Dissuade Crime? Jorge Valencia March 15, 2019
Mexico Closes 5 Immigrant Detention Centers Jorge Valencia March 6, 2019
U.S. Negotiating Steel Tariffs Jorge Valencia March 4, 2019
AZ Leaders Want To Ease Travel For Mexican Tourists Jorge Valencia Feb. 22, 2019
Is This Mexico City’s Oldest House? And Who Lived Here? Jorge Valencia Feb. 22, 2019
Reactions Mixed To Trump's Emergency Declaration Michel Marizco, Jorge Valencia, Kendal Blust, Murphy Woodhouse Feb. 15, 2019
Butterflies And The Biologists Working To Save Them Jorge Valencia Feb. 6, 2019
Honduras Top Country For Migrants Traveling By Land Jorge Valencia Jan. 28, 2019
U.S. Sends Asylum Seekers To Mexico Jorge Valencia Jan. 25, 2019
For One Migrant Who Returned To Mexico, Long Path To Opportunities Jorge Valencia Jan. 25, 2019
Mexico Sees Maduro As Venezuela’s Leader, U.S. Differs Jorge Valencia Jan. 24, 2019
As A Caravan Reaches Its Border, Mexico Mulls Plan Jorge Valencia Jan. 18, 2019
‘Roma’ Shines Light On Domestic Workers In Mexico Jorge Valencia Jan. 3, 2019
Asylum Seekers Go To Mexico While Claims Processed Jorge Valencia Dec. 21, 2018
U.S. To Invest $10.6B To Address Central American Migration Jorge Valencia Dec. 18, 2018
Mexico’s Presidential Estate Opens Its Doors, With Access And Symbolism For All Jorge Valencia Dec. 18, 2018