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
Loud Mexico City: Exploring The Sounds And Noise Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes May 29, 2019
U.S. Treasury Sanctions Mexican Officials Rodrigo Cervantes May 17, 2019
Heat Waves, Atypical Fires Affect Mexico City’s Air Quality Rodrigo Cervantes May 14, 2019
Mexico Police Arrest School Owner Who Fled After Earthquake Rodrigo Cervantes May 13, 2019
Unusual Shooting Surprises And Disturbs Cuernavaca, Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes May 9, 2019
AMLO Blames U.S. Political Interests For Tomato Crisis Rodrigo Cervantes May 8, 2019
Mexico Gets Its Worst 1Q GDP In A Decade Rodrigo Cervantes May 7, 2019
Mexican Senate Approves Labor Reform Rodrigo Cervantes April 30, 2019
Study In Mexico Reveals Unusual Patterns In Social Media ‘Trolling’ Rodrigo Cervantes April 30, 2019
Tensions Between Press, State In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes April 30, 2019
Arizona Chases Opportunities At Mexico’s Largest Airspace Fair Rodrigo Cervantes April 24, 2019
Electric Scooter Companies Fight To Keep Rolling In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes April 18, 2019
AMLO: Trump Promises Investment In Mexican ‘Mayan Train’ Rodrigo Cervantes April 15, 2019
Mexico And U.S. Business Lobbies Sign Agreement Rodrigo Cervantes April 15, 2019
Study Says Economic Impact Of Violence Reaches A Historic High In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes April 10, 2019
Mexican Feminist Group Expands To The U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes April 8, 2019
Mexican Authorities Look Back At History Against Europe Rodrigo Cervantes April 4, 2019
The #MeToo Movement Stirs Mexican Society Rodrigo Cervantes April 2, 2019
Newly Appointed Mexican Ambassador Visits Phoenix Rodrigo Cervantes March 19, 2019
Central American Migrants Missing In Northern Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes March 13, 2019
American Advocacy Group Meets With New Mexican Administration Rodrigo Cervantes March 12, 2019
Is Venezuela An Apple Of Discord Between Mexico, U.S.? Rodrigo Cervantes March 11, 2019
It’s International Women’s Day — But Not Many Celebrate In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes March 7, 2019
Mexico Denies To Have Migration Agreement With U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes March 4, 2019
Is The U.S. Meaningful To AMLO After 90 Days As President Of Mexico? Rodrigo Cervantes March 1, 2019