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
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
Mexican-Owned Cemex Says It Has Not Bid For Border Wall Construction Jorge Valencia Mar. 23, 2017
Mexican Senator Wants To Divest From Constructors Building Border Wall Jorge Valencia Mar. 20, 2017
US Donates Drug Equipment To Mexico Jorge Valencia Mar. 13, 2017
NAFTA Negotiations Could Start Late 2017 Jorge Valencia Mar. 8, 2017
Facing A New ‘Villain,’ Mexican Politicans Are Rediscovering The Plight Of Undocumented Migrants Jorge Valencia Mar. 7, 2017
Study: In Drug War, US Should Support Civilian Instead Of Military Efforts Jorge Valencia Mar. 1, 2017
Mexico Will Reject Deportees From Other Countries, Official Says Jorge Valencia Feb. 24, 2017
State, Homeland Security Secretaries Seek To Appease Tensions With Mexican Counterparts Jorge Valencia Feb. 24, 2017
Rex Tillerson, John Kelly Make First Official Visit To Mexico Jorge Valencia Feb. 22, 2017