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
USMCA Could Help Develop Southern Mexico, Central America Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 6, 2019
Violent Groups Disrupt Protests In Mexico City Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 3, 2019
AZ Chamber Of Commerce: USMCA Will Pass Regardless Of Possible Impeachment Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 30, 2019
U.S. Ambassador In Mexico Wants To Modernize Border Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 30, 2019
Mexico’s President Pushes For Controversial Amnesty Law Project Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 30, 2019
Mexican President Dismisses Climate Emergency, Bets On Refineries Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 25, 2019
Concerns In Mexico As Public Education Laws Change Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 25, 2019
In Mexico City, Immigration Turns Into Inspiration For Art Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 25, 2019
Public Health Care Concerns In Mexico As Government Cuts Expenses Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 9, 2019
AMLO’s First State Of The Union Highlights Migration, Trade Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 2, 2019
Policies Deepen Divide At Mexico-Guatemala Border Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 10, 2019
Security Talks Start Between US Ambassador, Mexican Authorities Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 28, 2019
Mexico Cocaine Ruling Might Set Precedents For Policies Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 21, 2019
‘Pink Glitter’ Movement Pushes For Change In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 20, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: On The Ground In Tapachula, Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes, Mark Brodie Aug. 16, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: On The Ground In Guatemala Rodrigo Cervantes, Steve Goldstein, Mark Brodie Aug. 14, 2019
Deportee Flight Cancellation To Mexico Brings New Challenges To Migrants Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 8, 2019
Deadly Week For Journalists In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 6, 2019
Mexico Prepares Legal Actions After El Paso Shootings Rodrigo Cervantes, Steve Goldstein Aug. 5, 2019
U.S. Gets Ambassador In Mexico After More Than A Year Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 5, 2019
Mexico Simplifies Its Dialing Codes Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 1, 2019
Meet Thalía: The Mexican Electric Car That Aims To Disrupt The Market Rodrigo Cervantes July 31, 2019
Puebla, Mexico, Prepares A ‘Flavorful’ Partnership With Tucson Rodrigo Cervantes July 30, 2019
Migrant Activist Clears Charges In Mexico Again Rodrigo Cervantes July 25, 2019
Rules Change For Mexican Elected Governor With U.S. Ties Rodrigo Cervantes July 25, 2019