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
Accusations Against EX-Amazon CEO In Mexico Ignite Feminist Debates Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 19, 2019
Phoenix Suns Treat Mexico City To Its First NBA Overtime Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 15, 2019
First Time For The Diamondbacks In Mexico City Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 15, 2019
U.S. Offers Reward For Mexican Drug Cartel Leader Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 13, 2019
USMCA Could Be Good News For Arizona Katherine Davis-Young, Murphy Woodhouse, Rodrigo Cervantes, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Dec. 11, 2019
Mexican President Thanks Trump For Not Designating Cartels As Terrorists Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 9, 2019
Bolivian Ex-President Evo Morales Leaves His Exile In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 9, 2019
U.S. Attorney General Meets With Mexican Authorities Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 6, 2019
New Mexican Consul In Tucson Is Raising Eyebrows Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 5, 2019
Mexico Prepares To Receive Millions Of Expats For The Holidays Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 4, 2019
Family Of Murdered Mormons In Sonora Asks For Unity Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 2, 2019
Mexico Reacts After Trump Designates Cartels As Terrorist Groups Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 27, 2019
Conflict Of Interests In Mexico May Affect Human Rights Rodrigo Cervantes Dec. 2, 2019
Mark Of The Conquistador: Debate Swirls Around A Violent Legacy Rodrigo Cervantes, Laurel Morales Nov. 25, 2019
Walmart Faces Lawsuit From Mexican Citizens After The El Paso Shooting Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 20, 2019
Phoenix Closes Its Business Liaison Offices In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 7, 2019
Mexico Will Work With U.S. After Sonora Mormon Murders Rodrigo Cervantes Nov. 6, 2019
Mexico Celebrates 'Día de Muertos' As The Festivity Grows Rodrigo Cervantes, Mark Brodie Oct. 30, 2019
Hopes And Concerns On Tourism Investment In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 28, 2019
Mexico Mayors Trying To Meet With President Repelled With Tear Gas Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 23, 2019
Mexico’s Immigration Institute Commissioner Accused Of Racism, Xenophobia Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 23, 2019
Billions Of Dollars Waived In Mexico To Ghost Companies Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 21, 2019
Mexico’s Controversial Union Leader Of Pemex Steps Down Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 17, 2019
Shootout In Southern Mexico Leaves 15 Dead Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 16, 2019
50 Years Of 'El Metro:' Secrets Of The Unusual Transportation System Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 17, 2019