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 Secretary Of State In D.C. To Discuss New Migrations Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 27, 2019
Mesa-Mexico Cargo Project Takes Off, Seeks Expansion Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 25, 2019
Mexicans Develop System To Monitor Legislators Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 19, 2019
Maricopa Delegation To Visit Mexico City Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 18, 2019
For Mexican Avocados, It’s A Touchdown! Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 19, 2019
Will Trade ‘Fly Steady’ After New Airport Projects? Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 18, 2019
Mexican Leadership Arrives At UA Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 7, 2019
F-1 Grand Prix Race Might Leave Mexico City By 2020 Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 4, 2019
After Some Long-Lasting ‘Ups’, Peso Hits Some ‘Downs’ Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 31, 2019
UA’s Law School Seeks More Partnerships In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 30, 2019
Expectation Arises As Mexican Cannabis Market Opens Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 29, 2019
Explosion In Mexico Sparks Concerns Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 22, 2019
Mexico's War On Gas Theft Sparks Shortages Rodrigo Cervantes, Murphy Woodhouse Jan. 16, 2019
Mexico To Increase Checkpoints At South Border Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 9, 2019
Zapatistas Celebrate 25 Years By 'Attacking' AMLO Rodrigo Cervantes Jan. 3, 2019
U.S. Will Help Mexico Despite Government Shutdown Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 31, 2018
¡Más Volumen! Mexico City Is The New Digital Music Mecca Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 27, 2018
150,000 Holiday Flowers Give Mexico A New Guinness Record Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 25, 2018
Mexico Has Its First Female Ambassador In The U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 23, 2018
Chicano Chilango: The Mexican-American Migration To Mexico City Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 21, 2018
Mexico’s ‘Christmas Ornament Capital’ Struggles To Survive Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 21, 2018
Mexico Will Pump $30B Into Central America To Slow Migration Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 13, 2018
New Mexican President Inaugurated Lauren Gilger, Rodrigo Cervantes, Jorge Valencia Dec. 3, 2018
Phoenix Joins AZ At Mexican Presidential Inauguration Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 28, 2018
New Train, Refinery Projects Bring Concerns, Hopes In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 27, 2018