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 economic issues connecting people in 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 reported on the shooting of three Arab-American students in Chapel Hill, traveling to Turkey's border with Syria to tell the story of a project the students had started to help Syrian refugees.

Valencia began his professional journalism career covering crime for the Roanoke (Va.) 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. He studied journalism at the University of Maryland and grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, and the suburbs of Washington D.C.

Title Author Publication Date
3rd Journalist Killed In Mexico This Month Jorge Valencia March 24, 2017
Mexican-Owned Cemex Says It Has Not Bid For Border Wall Construction Jorge Valencia March 23, 2017
Mexican Senator Wants To Divest From Constructors Building Border Wall Jorge Valencia March 20, 2017
US Donates Drug Equipment To Mexico Jorge Valencia March 13, 2017
NAFTA Negotiations Could Start Late 2017 Jorge Valencia March 08, 2017
Facing A New ‘Villain,’ Mexican Politicans Are Rediscovering The Plight Of Undocumented Migrants Jorge Valencia March 07, 2017
Study: In Drug War, US Should Support Civilian Instead Of Military Efforts Jorge Valencia March 01, 2017
Mexico Will Reject Deportees From Other Countries, Official Says Jorge Valencia February 24, 2017
State, Homeland Security Secretaries Seek To Appease Tensions With Mexican Counterparts Jorge Valencia February 24, 2017
Rex Tillerson, Jon Kelly Make First Official Visit To Mexico Jorge Valencia February 22, 2017
Mexico's Weapons Imports Almost Doubled In Last 5 Years, US Sent More Than Half Jorge Valencia February 21, 2017
Study: Mexican Military Should Not Have Intervened In Country's War On Drugs Jorge Valencia February 20, 2017
Carmakers, Amid Political Uncertainty, Still Investing On Both Sides Of US-Mexico Border Jorge Valencia February 17, 2017
Mexico City Officials Promise A 'Hospitable City' For Migrants Jorge Valencia February 15, 2017
Mexican Senators To Visit Arizona Officials In Effort Toward Local Diplomacy Jorge Valencia February 09, 2017
Trump’s Executive Order On Immigration Stops Program For Central American Children Jorge Valencia February 02, 2017
Mexico Isn't Preparing As Much As It Is Bracing For 'Hurricane Trump' Jorge Valencia January 20, 2017
At Suns Games In Mexico City, 'Basketball' Diplomacy For Arizona Officials Jorge Valencia January 13, 2017
Why The Phoenix Suns Are Taking 2 Home Games To Mexico City Jorge Valencia January 12, 2017
Mexico City Welcomes Two Phoenix Suns Home Games Jorge Valencia January 11, 2017
Ford Cancels Construction Of $1.6B Plant In Mexico Jorge Valencia January 04, 2017
Mexican Government Offers Financial Advice For Immigrants Returning From The US Jorge Valencia December 27, 2016
McCain Visits Mexico, Shows Skepticism Toward NAFTA Overhaul Jorge Valencia December 21, 2016
A Condo In Scottsdale, And A Fugitive Mexican Governor Jorge Valencia December 20, 2016
Western Union Continues Mexico Expansion Jorge Valencia December 20, 2016

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