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
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
USMCA Could Help Develop Southern Mexico, Central America Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 6, 2019
Violent Groups Disrupt Protests In Mexico City Rodrigo Cervantes Oct. 3, 2019
AZ Chamber Of Commerce: USMCA Will Pass Regardless Of Possible Impeachment Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 30, 2019
U.S. Ambassador In Mexico Wants To Modernize Border Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 30, 2019
Mexico’s President Pushes For Controversial Amnesty Law Project Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 30, 2019
Mexican President Dismisses Climate Emergency, Bets On Refineries Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 25, 2019
Concerns In Mexico As Public Education Laws Change Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 25, 2019
In Mexico City, Immigration Turns Into Inspiration For Art Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 25, 2019
Public Health Care Concerns In Mexico As Government Cuts Expenses Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 9, 2019
AMLO’s First State Of The Union Highlights Migration, Trade Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 2, 2019
Policies Deepen Divide At Mexico-Guatemala Border Rodrigo Cervantes Sept. 10, 2019
Security Talks Start Between US Ambassador, Mexican Authorities Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 28, 2019
Mexico Cocaine Ruling Might Set Precedents For Policies Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 21, 2019
‘Pink Glitter’ Movement Pushes For Change In Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes Aug. 20, 2019

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