Rodrigo Cervantes

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Mexico City Bureau Chief

Rodrigo Cervantes is KJZZ’s bureau chief in Mexico City, where he was born and raised.

He has served as opinion writer, contributor and commentator for several media outlets and organizations in Mexico and the United States, including CNN, Georgia Public Broadcasting and Univisión. Cervantes previously worked as the business editor and editorial coordinator for El Norte, the leading newspaper in Monterrey and a publication of Grupo Reforma, Mexico’s premier news group.

In Mexico City, Cervantes served in Reforma as a reporter, special correspondent, editor and special sections coordinator.

Cervantes also held the editor position at MundoHispánico, a division of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia’s oldest and largest Latino newspaper. He also participated as one of the first members of the Diversity Advisory Group for Cox Media.

In 2012, Cervantes was appointed as fellow for the Leadership Program of The New York Times/Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, as well as for the "Líderes Digitales" program from the International Center for Journalists. In 2010, he was awarded with the Poynter-McCormick Leadership Fellowship.

Cervantes graduated with honors in communication sciences and journalism from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico City Campus. Later, he was granted the Fundación Carolina Scholarship from the Spanish government to obtain an MBA degree at San Pablo-CEU School of Business (Madrid).

Other awards include: the Power 30 Under 30 Award for Professional and Community Excellence in Atlanta, the Outstanding Alumni Medal from ITESM, and several José Martí Awards for Journalism Excellence from the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP).

Cervantes enjoys music, books, travel, friendship, good mezcal and the occasional company of his guitar.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
In Mexico, AMLO's Party Gets Significant Hit At Midterm Elections Rodrigo Cervantes June 7, 2021
VP Harris Visits Mexico Amid Tensions Between Both Nations Rodrigo Cervantes, Lauren Gilger, Michel Marizco June 7, 2021
Mexico City Will Elect Its First Migrant Congressperson Rodrigo Cervantes June 4, 2021
The 'Repatriation' Of Historic Objects: Nationalism, Nativism Or Justice? Rodrigo Cervantes June 1, 2021
Mexican President Criticizes The Central Bank Rodrigo Cervantes May 24, 2021
VP To Help Mexico With Students' Disappearance Case Rodrigo Cervantes May 24, 2021
Mexico City Plans External Investigation In Train Wreck Rodrigo Cervantes May 4, 2021
Mexico City's Subway Derails Leaving Dozens Killed And Injured Rodrigo Cervantes May 4, 2021
Fear Of Authoritarianism After Mexico’s President Plans Rodrigo Cervantes April 30, 2021
Mexico Takes Steps To Make Feminine Hygiene Products Free In Schools Rodrigo Cervantes May 2, 2021
LeBarón Family Faces Investigations While Confronting State Authorities Rodrigo Cervantes April 29, 2021
Former U.S. Ambassador: Mexico Needs A Stronger Arm Against Cartels Rodrigo Cervantes April 29, 2021
Why Mexico Is A Potential Problem For Biden's Clean Energy Plans Rodrigo Cervantes April 29, 2021
President Biden Ratifies New Mexican Ambassador Rodrigo Cervantes April 26, 2021
Is A Judiciary Reform In Mexico An Attempt Against Democracy? Rodrigo Cervantes April 26, 2021
Amnesty International Presents Concerns About Mexico's Human Rights Rodrigo Cervantes April 26, 2021
Polarization And Misinformation Threaten Mexico’s Upcoming Elections Rodrigo Cervantes April 24, 2021
Biden's Immigration Promises Bring Disappointment, Negotiations And Accusations Michel Marizco, Rodrigo Cervantes April 26, 2021
At Climate Summit, AMLO Boasts About Oil And An Activist Condemns Fossil Fuels Rodrigo Cervantes April 22, 2021
Is Mexico's COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy Failing? Rodrigo Cervantes April 22, 2021
Mexico Enters The U.S. Treasury Monitoring List Rodrigo Cervantes April 19, 2021
Mexico’s President Wants Trees, Crops And Visas From The U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes April 19, 2021
Report: More Migrants Are Crossing Border; 4 Out Of 10 Are Mexican Rodrigo Cervantes April 5, 2021
Mexico And The U.S. Face Vaccination Disparity Rodrigo Cervantes April 5, 2021
Mexico Opens César Chávez Institute To Promote Spanish In U.S., Canada Rodrigo Cervantes April 5, 2021