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
Western Union Continues Mexico Expansion Jorge Valencia Dec. 20, 2016
Arizona And Sonora's Governors Collaborate In A Time Of Crossborder Uncertainy Jorge Valencia Dec. 5, 2016
Government, Business Leaders From Mexico And Arizona Meet For Annual Summit Jorge Valencia
Mark Brodie
Dec. 1, 2016
Mexico Expected To Become The World's 19th Wealthiest Economy Jorge Valencia Nov. 28, 2016
Mexican Leaders Want More Business Outside Of North America Jorge Valencia Nov. 28, 2016
Stanton, World's Mayors To Discuss Climate Change At Mexico Conference Jorge Valencia Nov. 26, 2016
In Talks With Mexican Officials, Sen. Jeff Flake Vows To Support Trade Jorge Valencia Nov. 23, 2016
Business, Government Leaders In Both Sides Of Border Brace For Trade Negotiations Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 14, 2016
In Mexico, An Emotional Response To America's President Elect Jorge Valencia Nov. 10, 2016
Southwest, Jetblue Could Add Flights To Mexico City Jorge Valencia Nov. 9, 2016
Mexico's Central Bank Is Bracing For America's Election Night Jorge Valencia Nov. 7, 2016
President Of Mexico’s GOP Chapter Withdraws Support From Trump Jorge Valencia Nov. 7, 2016
Natural Foods Maker Takes Its Sweet Touch From Gilbert To Mexico Jorge Valencia Nov. 1, 2016
3 Surprising Facts About The Internet In Mexico Jorge Valencia Oct. 31, 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
Phoenix Mayor Visits Mexico To Strengthen Commercial Ties Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 27, 2016
Report: 90K Arizona Jobs Connected To Trade With Mexico Jorge Valencia Oct. 26, 2016
Mexican Officials Want Entrepreneurs To Help Stop Government Corruption Jorge Valencia Oct. 24, 2016
Topo Chico Becoming Most Popular Imported Sparkling Water In Southwest Jorge Valencia Oct. 21, 2016
Mexico Is Having A Fight Over The Word 'Mezcal' Jorge Valencia Oct. 17, 2016
American, Mexican Security Officials Seek Continuity After Elections Jorge Valencia Oct. 12, 2016
With National Ads, Tecate Seeks To Reach Mexican-Americans Across US Jorge Valencia Oct. 10, 2016
Obama’s Top Small-Business Advisor Meets With Mexican President Jorge Valencia Oct. 4, 2016
Mexican Peso Rallies After US Presidential Debate — Here’s What Else Can Move Its Value Jorge Valencia Sep. 28, 2016
US Investors, Tourists Could Benefit From 'Cheap' Mexican Peso Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes Sep. 20, 2016