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
Mexican Business Confederation Concerned With Weapon Trafficking From U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes July 24, 2019
Mexican Economy Keeps Getting Lower Grades Rodrigo Cervantes July 23, 2019
U.S. Legislators Visit Mexico To Discuss USMCA Rodrigo Cervantes July 20, 2019
Mexico, US Dispute Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán's Assets Rodrigo Cervantes July 18, 2019
Secretary Of State Pompeo Plans Travel To Latin America Rodrigo Cervantes July 16, 2019
Mexico Senate Opposes Trump’s Migration Policies, But AMLO Sees Progress Rodrigo Cervantes July 15, 2019
Mexican Musicians Speak Loud About The Struggles Migrants Face Rodrigo Cervantes July 15, 2019
Mexico Secretary Of Finance Quits, Criticizes His Government Rodrigo Cervantes July 9, 2019
Mexican Federal Police Officers Upset With New National Guard Rodrigo Cervantes July 9, 2019
Despite Concerns In Mexico’s Situation, López Obrador Prepares Celebration Rodrigo Cervantes July 1, 2019
Impunity, Crime And Budget Cuts Threat The Mexican Press Rodrigo Cervantes July 1, 2019
Mexico Auctions State And Crime-Owned Properties Rodrigo Cervantes June 25, 2019
Mexico Invests In Trees In El Salvador To Fight Migration Crisis Rodrigo Cervantes June 21, 2019
Phoenix, UA Delegations Visit Mexico City Rodrigo Cervantes June 18, 2019
Pants Or Skirt? The Debate Behind The New School Uniforms Policy In Mexico City Rodrigo Cervantes June 19, 2019
Mexican Immigration Commissioner Quits Rodrigo Cervantes June 14, 2019
Mexico Deploys National Guard To Stop Migrants Rodrigo Cervantes June 14, 2019
Mexico Activists Accused Of Human Smuggling Released Rodrigo Cervantes June 12, 2019
Mexican Government Boasts On Negotiation — But An Ultimatum From US Awaits Rodrigo Cervantes June 10, 2019
In The Midst Of Tariff Tensions, Mexico Faces Immigration Crisis Rodrigo Cervantes June 7, 2019
Controversial Mexican Religious Leader Arrested In U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes June 5, 2019
In Mexico, Deportations Triple As New Caravan Arrives Rodrigo Cervantes June 5, 2019
Mexico-U.S. Tariff Tension Is Opportunity For States Rodrigo Cervantes June 4, 2019
Mexico Asks For Dialogue After Trump's Threat On Tariffs Rodrigo Cervantes May 31, 2019
While Trump Threaten Tariffs, Mexican Senate Starts USMCA Ratification Rodrigo Cervantes May 31, 2019