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
U.S. Trade Office Receives Public Comment For NAFTA Renegotiation Jorge Valencia Jun. 27, 2017
NAFTA On Agenda For Sen. Jeff Flake’s Meeting With Mexican Senators Jorge Valencia Jun. 27, 2017
Corruption And Gasoline Thefts Among Reasons For Mexico’s Deadliest Month In Decades Jorge Valencia Jun. 23, 2017
After Loss Of Ford Focus, Sonora Officials Look To New Investments Jorge Valencia Jun. 22, 2017
New Sugar Trade Deal With Mexico Bitter For Beverage Bottlers, Not For Alternative Sweetener Makers Jorge Valencia Jun. 22, 2017
Mexican Government Denies Spyware Monitoring Of Activists And Journalists Jorge Valencia Jun. 19, 2017
At Mexican Medical Fair, Arizona Companies Help Each Other Jorge Valencia Jun. 12, 2017
Mexico And Leonardo DiCaprio Make Deal To Help Endangered Porpoise Jorge Valencia Jun. 8, 2017
Ex-Governor Of Mexican Coastal State Arrested In Corruption Investigation Jorge Valencia Jun. 5, 2017
Mexican Government Says More Are Crossing Border For Shopping Jorge Valencia Jun. 1, 2017
Arizona-Mexico Flights And Rail Lines On Agenda For Bi-National Conference Jorge Valencia May. 30, 2017
White House’s Spending Plan Sets Aside $234M For Border Crossing In San Luis, Arizona Jorge Valencia May. 26, 2017
Trump Proposes Cuts To Aid For Mexico, Narcotics Control Program Jorge Valencia May. 24, 2017
The Pipeline Feeding Water Engineers From Central Mexico To Arizona – And Back Jorge Valencia May. 22, 2017
NAFTA Talks Could Begin As Early As August; ‘We Are Ready,’ Mexican Official Says Jorge Valencia May. 18, 2017
President Of Mexico Promises More Protections For Journalists Jorge Valencia May. 17, 2017
In Mexico, Worries Over Texas' New 'Sanctuary City' Law Jorge Valencia May. 8, 2017
As U.S. Prepares For NAFTA Talks, China Already Moving Into Mexican Auto Market Jorge Valencia May. 2, 2017
When Arizona Aeorspace Companies Look Abroad, They Mostly Look To Mexico Jorge Valencia Apr. 28, 2017
Mexico Is The Deadliest Country For Journalists In The Americas Jorge Valencia Apr. 26, 2017
Fugitive Mexican Gov. Arrested After Six Months On The Run Jorge Valencia Apr. 17, 2017
A Tour Through The Murky World Of Corruption In Mexico Jorge Valencia Apr. 10, 2017
Study: Economic Impact Of Violence In Mexico Is Almost A Fifth Of Country’s GDP Jorge Valencia Apr. 4, 2017
Feds Postpone Deadline For Border Wall Pitches Jorge Valencia Mar. 29, 2017
3rd Journalist Killed In Mexico This Month Jorge Valencia Mar. 24, 2017