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
Mexico Wants An Aztec Headdress Back — And Controversy Follows Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 20, 2020
AMLO Defends Trump, Demands Explanations From DEA Ops Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 19, 2020
In Mexico, Almost 40,000 Meds For Cancer Patients Get Stolen Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 15, 2020
Mexico Works On International Agreements For COVID-19 Vaccines Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 15, 2020
Mexico’s Tourism Industry Gets Ready — And Anxious — To Fight The Pandemic Rodrigo Cervantes, Kendal Blust Oct. 15, 2020
In Mexico, Apologies Requested For 'Columbus Day' Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 12, 2020
Hurricane Delta Hits Mexico Downgrading Its Category Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 7, 2020
Mexican President Faces Protests Against His Administration Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 6, 2020
Migrant Caravan Heading To The U.S. Turns Back Rodrigo Cervantes, Lauren Gilger Oct. 5, 2020
Mexico Tightens Migration Rules As Caravan Departs From Honduras Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 5, 2020
Mexican Supreme Court Passes Referendum To Judge Former Presidents Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 5, 2020
Feminists Accused Of Violence And Sedition After Being Gassed Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 1, 2020
Mexican President Apologizes For 'State Crime' Against Missing Students Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 28, 2020
Mexican President Faces Backlash After Mussolini Reference Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 25, 2020
Head Of One Of Mexico’s Anti-Corruption Office Resigns Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 24, 2020
Mexico Demands Reports On Alleged Unauthorized Hysterectomies Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 18, 2020
Mexican President Dismisses Trump’s Threats On Drug Report Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 18, 2020
Mexico Celebrates Plane Lottery Amid Doubts, Hopes — And No Plane Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 17, 2020
Farmworkers In Mexican Border State Seize Control Of A Dam Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 14, 2020
Is President Trump Pushing Expats In Mexico To Vote? Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 14, 2020
Feminist Group Takes Mexico City's Human Rights Commission Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 9, 2020
LeBarón Community Requests Protection, Autonomy And Electricity Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 7, 2020
Former Military And Police Officers Linked To LeBarón Murders Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 2, 2020
Mexico’s State Of The Union: Bonds With U.S. Solid; Remittances And Murder Rates Up Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 1, 2020
Mexico Is Fighting A New War Against Junk Food Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 31, 2020