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 President Greets El Chapo's Mother Ignoring Pandemic Rules Rodrigo Cervantes March 30, 2020
Mexican Census Continues Despite Coronavirus Concerns Rodrigo Cervantes March 27, 2020
Mexican President Announces New Pandemic Measures Rodrigo Cervantes March 25, 2020
Lessons Learned From Mexico City’s Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags Rodrigo Cervantes March 26, 2020
Mexico Enters Phase 2 Of Strategy Against Coronavirus Rodrigo Cervantes March 24, 2020
Coronavirus And Oil Crisis Hit Gas Prices — But AMLO Calls It His Victory Rodrigo Cervantes March 23, 2020
First Coronavirus-Related Death In Mexico Raises More Concerns Rodrigo Cervantes March 20, 2020
Mexico City Prepares For Quarantine Despite Mayor's Instructions Rodrigo Cervantes March 18, 2020
Mexico Promotes ‘Healthy Distance’ While President Continues Hugging And Kissing People At Rallies Rodrigo Cervantes March 16, 2020
The Purple Revolution: Women Fight Against Violence And Impunity In Mexico Kendal Blust, Rodrigo Cervantes, Lauren Gilger March 9, 2020
Mexican Parents Of Children With Cancer Look For International Help Rodrigo Cervantes March 6, 2020
In Mexico, LeBarón Family Extends Its Fight For Justice Rodrigo Cervantes March 5, 2020
Feminists Decry Mexico President Airplane Raffle Rodrigo Cervantes March 4, 2020
D-Backs Visit Mexico City, Meet With Mexican President Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 28, 2020
Coronavirus Arrives In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 28, 2020
Mexico Prepares For The Expected Arrival Of Coronavirus Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 27, 2020
Is Mexico Entering Into A Recession? Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 25, 2020
Is Mexico City Turning Into The New Art Market Mecca? Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 24, 2020
Women Prepare Nationwide Strike In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 22, 2020
Outrage In Mexico After Murder Of 7-Year-Old Girl Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 18, 2020
Mexico Reports Decrease In U.S. Asylum Seekers At The Border Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 18, 2020
Mexico Says Way Fewer Migrants Are Reaching the U.S. Border Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 18, 2020
AMLO Asks Feminists To Stop Damaging Monuments Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 18, 2020
Feminist Protests Demand Justice After Woman's Death, AMLO's Comments Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 14, 2020
Mexican Diplomats Removed After Facing Complaints Rodrigo Cervantes Feb. 14, 2020