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
U.S. Secretaries Accuse Mexico Of Excessive Trade Regulations Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 18, 2021
Mexican General Accused By The DEA Gets Exonerated Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 15, 2021
Restaurants In Mexico City Protest Against Lockdown Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 14, 2021
Mexican President Criticizes Twitter, Facebook After Banning Trump Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 14, 2021
Mexico City Hospitals Reach Highest Number Of COVID-19 Occupied Beds Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 11, 2021
First Case Of UK-Found Coronavirus Strain Detected In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 11, 2021
Desperation Lead Mexico Restaurants To Reopen Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 11, 2021
AMLO Condemns Censorship Against Trump, Welcomes Biden Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 7, 2021
Can The D.C. Riots Impact Latin America? Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 11, 2021
Republicans And Democrats In Mexico Condemn Violence In D.C. Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 7, 2021
Mexico COVID-19 Czar Caught Vacationing Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 5, 2021
Mexico To Offer Political Asylum To Wikileaks Founder Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 5, 2021
Mexico and Spain Plan To Promote Spanish In The U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 28, 2020
Mexico Allows Private Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccines Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 28, 2020
New Quarantine In Mexico City As COVID-19 Cases Rise Again Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 21, 2020
The Reforms In Mexico's Electoral System: What Can The United States Learn From It? Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 8, 2021
Poinsettia Sales Struggle To Bloom In Mexico During Pandemic Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 22, 2020
Mexico City Will Fine People Who Have Large Holiday Parties Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 12, 2020
Mexico Repatriates Remains Of COVID-19 Victims Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 12, 2020
Our Lady Of Guadalupe Basilica Shuts Down Festivities After Pandemic Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 11, 2020
Mexico City Passes Threshold, No Stay-At-Home Order Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 5, 2020
Head Of Mexico's North American Office Visits Washington Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 5, 2020
After 13 Years, Best Buy Exits Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 5, 2020
WHO-UN Warns Of COVID-19 Levels In Mexico; Government Rejects It Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 4, 2020
Mexico Offers Free Services In Federal Public Hospitals Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 7, 2020