Jorge Valencia

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Senior Field Correspondent - Mexico City

Jorge Valencia joined KJZZ in August 2016 as the station's first senior field correspondent based in Mexico City. His reporting focuses on the business and economics between Arizona and Mexico.

Valencia previously covered the North Carolina statehouse in Raleigh for North Carolina Public Radio. He reported on a controversial law that curtailed protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people, and on voting rights and environmental policy issues. He also reported on the shooting of three Arab-American students, traveling to Turkey's border with Syria to report on a project the students had started to help Syrian refugees.

Valencia began his journalism career covering crime for the Roanoke Times of Virginia and in internships with newspapers including the Wall Street Journal. He has been the recipient of multiple journalism awards for his work in radio and in newspapers. Valencia studied journalism at the University of Maryland and grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, and the suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Mexico Says Its Immigration Crackdown Is A Success Jorge Valencia Sept. 7, 2019
Why People Are Migrating From Honduras Jorge Valencia Sept. 9, 2019
ASU Scientists Looking For Answers In Mysterious Ancient City Jorge Valencia Sept. 5, 2019
Advocates: Abuse Of Mexico Migrants Likely To Increase Jorge Valencia Sept. 3, 2019
Highway South Of Arizona-Mexico Border Delayed Again Jorge Valencia Sept. 3, 2019
Organized Crime Infiltrates 5 Police Departments In Sonora Jorge Valencia Sept. 3, 2019
State Department Calls For Investigation Into Mexican Journalist's Stabbing Death Jorge Valencia Aug. 28, 2019
25 Killed In Attack On Bar In Coastal Mexico Jorge Valencia Aug. 28, 2019
Mexico's Economy Registers No Growth In Second Quarter Jorge Valencia Aug. 23, 2019
DNC Chairman To Raise Funds In Mexico Jorge Valencia Aug. 23, 2019
New U.S. Ambassador Touches Down In Mexico City Jorge Valencia Aug. 16, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: Honduras Jorge Valencia, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Aug. 12, 2019
Mexico Offers Legal Aid To Migrants Held In MS Raids Jorge Valencia Aug. 8, 2019
Mexico’s Top Immigration Official Reports Overcrowding At Facilities Jorge Valencia Aug. 8, 2019
Selling Drug Traffickers’ Spoils, Mexico Tries To Do Good With Bad Jorge Valencia July 30, 2019
Archaeologists: Wealth Disparity Low Between Commoners, Elites In Teotihuacán Jorge Valencia July 25, 2019
Immigrant Advocates Warn Against Possible Trump Migration Deal With Guatemala Jorge Valencia July 12, 2019
Phoenix To Temporarily Close Mexico Trade Offices Jorge Valencia July 9, 2019
Some U.S. Asylum Seekers Find Work In Northern Mexico Jorge Valencia July 8, 2019
Remittances To Mexico Break Monthly Record In May Jorge Valencia July 6, 2019
Mexico’s President Congratulates U.S. On Fourth Of July Jorge Valencia July 5, 2019
Some Central American Asylum Applicants Choose To Return Home Jorge Valencia July 3, 2019
134 Migrants Found In Locked Tractor Trailer In Mexico Jorge Valencia June 28, 2019
Reducing Migrants A Tough Assignment For Mexico, Report Says Jorge Valencia June 27, 2019
Mexican Airline To Help Return Central American Migrants Jorge Valencia June 21, 2019