Jorge Valencia

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 connecting Arizona and Mexico.

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

Valencia began his professional journalism career covering crime for the Roanoke Times 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
AZTown Hall Calls For Legal Collaboration With Mexico Jorge Valencia May. 1, 2018
Mexico’s Supreme Court To Hear Sonora Acid Spill Cases Jorge Valencia Apr. 28, 2018
Arizona-Mexico Town Hall Tackles Bilateral Trade Issues Jorge Valencia Apr. 26, 2018
Rocky Point Port Could Be Completed In Public-Private Partnership Jorge Valencia Apr. 24, 2018
Hospitals In Tucson, SW Working To Lure Patients From Mexico Jorge Valencia Apr. 20, 2018
AZ Supreme Court Blocks In-State Tuition For 'DREAMers' Jorge Valencia Apr. 9, 2018
Mexico’s Presidential Hopefuls Find Common Rival Jorge Valencia Apr. 6, 2018
Honduran Migrants May Seek Asylum At AZ Border Jorge Valencia Apr. 4, 2018
From Earthquake-Prone Mexico, A Disaster Alert Start-Up Seeks To Serve America’s West Jorge Valencia Mar. 28, 2018
Trump Administration Closer To Striking Deal For North America Car Manufacturing Jorge Valencia Mar. 21, 2018
Report: Almost 2,000 Attacks On Journalists Under Mexico's Current President Jorge Valencia Mar. 20, 2018
U.S. Government Bans Employees From Parts of Mexico’s Caribbean Coast Jorge Valencia Mar. 15, 2018
From Phoenix to Guadalajara, Two Artists And Two Experiences Jorge Valencia Mar. 13, 2018
Trump’s Steel Tariffs Plan Becomes Bargaining Chip In NAFTA Talks Steve Goldstein, Jorge Valencia Mar. 6, 2018
Unions Want Mexico To Push For Migrant Workers’ Rights In U.S. Jorge Valencia Mar. 2, 2018
For American Children Of Mexican Immigrants, A Battle To Get Documented In Mexico Jorge Valencia Feb. 28, 2018
Arizona, Sonora Organize Cross-Border Business Forum Jorge Valencia Feb. 22, 2018
Looking North, Looking South: DREAMers Not Waiting On Congress Matthew Casey, Jorge Valencia Feb. 15, 2018
U.S. Trade Deficit With Mexico Increases 10 Percent Jorge Valencia Feb. 6, 2018
Rex Tillerson And His Canadian, Mexican Counterparts Strike Conciliatory Tone On NAFTA Jorge Valencia Feb. 2, 2018
Rex Tillerson Starts Latin America Tour With Visit To Mexico Jorge Valencia
Mark Brodie
Feb. 2, 2018
Top U.S. Trade Official Wants Faster NAFTA Talks Jorge Valencia Jan. 29, 2018
Despite Travel Warnings, More Tourists Traveling To Los Cabos, Mexico Jorge Valencia Jan. 24, 2018
Mexico Requests Extradition Of Former Chihuahua Governor Jorge Valencia Jan. 19, 2018
Border Patrol Routinely Empty Water Jugs Left For Migrants, Report Says Jorge Valencia Jan. 17, 2018

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