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
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
Mexico Health Care Workers Demand To Get Vaccinated Rodrigo Cervantes April 2, 2021
State Department’s Report Alerts On Mexico’s Impunity Levels, Attacks To The Press Rodrigo Cervantes April 1, 2021
Tensions At Mexico-Guatemala Border After Shooting Rodrigo Cervantes April 1, 2021
Data: COVID-19 Deaths In Mexico Higher Than Reported Rodrigo Cervantes March 29, 2021
Public Outrage In Mexico After Immigrant Woman Killed By Police Rodrigo Cervantes March 30, 2021
Thousands Of Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes March 25, 2021
U.S., Mexico Officials Meet To Discuss Central American Migration Rodrigo Cervantes March 25, 2021
Women’s Fight For Rights In Mexico: Violence And Resistance Amid The Pandemic Kendal Blust, Rodrigo Cervantes March 25, 2021
Migrants Try Sophisticated Schemes To Enter Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes March 22, 2021
Mexico Intensifies Immigration Security Measures Rodrigo Cervantes March 22, 2021
Mexico Prepares Protocol To Celebrate Elections Amid Pandemic Rodrigo Cervantes March 22, 2021
Mexican Elections Include Electronic Voting Abroad And A Migrant Representative Rodrigo Cervantes March 22, 2021
Mexican Court Suspends Controversial Energy Reform Rodrigo Cervantes March 12, 2021
AMLO's Party Accused Of Using Vaccination For Votes Rodrigo Cervantes March 15, 2021
New U.S. Travel Warning To Mexico For Spring Break Rodrigo Cervantes March 12, 2021
Mexico One Step Away Of Legalizing Marijuana Rodrigo Cervantes March 11, 2021
Arizona Returns 280 Archaeological Artifacts To Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes March 11, 2021
Barricades Turned Into Memorials For Women’s Day In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes March 8, 2021
Mexico Applauds Arizona’s SB 1420 Rodrigo Cervantes March 8, 2021
DEA: Mexican Cartels Remain Untouched By The Pandemic Rodrigo Cervantes March 4, 2021
Energy Counter-Reform In Mexico Brings Concerns Rodrigo Cervantes March 4, 2021
Mexican President Holds Virtual Meeting With Biden Rodrigo Cervantes March 2, 2021

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