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
Butterflies And The Biologists Working To Save Them Jorge Valencia Feb. 6, 2019
Honduras Top Country For Migrants Traveling By Land Jorge Valencia Jan. 28, 2019
U.S. Sends Asylum Seekers To Mexico Jorge Valencia Jan. 25, 2019
For One Migrant Who Returned To Mexico, Long Path To Opportunities Jorge Valencia Jan. 25, 2019
Mexico Sees Maduro As Venezuela’s Leader, U.S. Differs Jorge Valencia Jan. 24, 2019
As A Caravan Reaches Its Border, Mexico Mulls Plan Jorge Valencia Jan. 18, 2019
‘Roma’ Shines Light On Domestic Workers In Mexico Jorge Valencia Jan. 3, 2019
Asylum Seekers Go To Mexico While Claims Processed Jorge Valencia Dec. 21, 2018
U.S. To Invest $10.6B To Address Central American Migration Jorge Valencia Dec. 18, 2018
Mexico’s Presidential Estate Opens Its Doors, With Access And Symbolism For All Jorge Valencia Dec. 18, 2018
Mexico To Begin Construction Of Controversial Rail Line Jorge Valencia Dec. 14, 2018
Mexico Lays Out Plans For $8B Oil Refinery Jorge Valencia Dec. 10, 2018
Mexico City Swears In Its First Elected Female Mayor Jorge Valencia Dec. 5, 2018
FBI Offers Reward For Info After Consulate Attack Jorge Valencia Dec. 4, 2018
New Mexican President Inaugurated Lauren Gilger, Rodrigo Cervantes, Jorge Valencia Dec. 3, 2018
The Mexican Force That Stop Migrants From Reaching U.S. Jorge Valencia Dec. 3, 2018
Mexico Takes First Step Toward Legalizing Marijuana Jorge Valencia Nov. 8, 2018
A Controversial Plan To Move Millions Of Workers Jorge Valencia Oct. 29, 2018
Mexico Seeks To Assert Sovereignty After Trump Tweets Jorge Valencia Oct. 19, 2018
A Controversial Response To Trump’s Threats Jorge Valencia Oct. 18, 2018
Mexico Prepares For Honduran Migrant Caravan Jorge Valencia Oct. 16, 2018
Canada Will Impose Steel Safeguards Jorge Valencia Oct. 15, 2018
Pence Urges Migrants To Avoid ‘Dangerous’ Journey Jorge Valencia Oct. 11, 2018
Pence To Attend Mexico’s Presidential Inauguration Jorge Valencia Oct. 8, 2018
Mexico’s Lopez Obrador And Trump Talk Immigration Jorge Valencia Oct. 3, 2018