Jorge Valencia

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 connecting Arizona and Mexico.

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

Valencia began his professional journalism career covering crime for the Roanoke Times 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
Sadness, Anger On Anniversary Of Mexico City Earthquake Jorge Valencia Sep. 19, 2018
Trump Wants $20M To Help Mexico Deport Migrants Jorge Valencia Sep. 17, 2018
Think Tank Calls For Completion Of Mexico City Airport Jorge Valencia Sep. 4, 2018
U.S., Mexico Officials May Sign Trade Deal Without Canada Jorge Valencia Aug. 28, 2018
U.S. Issues Increased-Caution Advisory For Mexico Travel Jorge Valencia Aug. 24, 2018
Vast Majority Of Migrants In Mexico Were Fleeing Honduras Jorge Valencia Aug. 22, 2018
DEA, Mexican Officials Crack Down On Drug Groups Jorge Valencia Aug. 16, 2018
Trump And AMLO Both Want Fewer Migrants To The United States Jorge Valencia Aug. 2, 2018
Pompeo Prioritizing New Mexican President Jorge Valencia Jul. 13, 2018
Lopez Obrador To Meet With Kushner, Pompeo Jorge Valencia Jul. 10, 2018
New Mexican President Meets With Business Groups Jorge Valencia Jul. 7, 2018
What Election New President Says About U.S. Relations Jorge Valencia, Lauren Gilger Jul. 2, 2018
Landslide Victory For 'AMLO' In Mexican Presidential Election Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes Jul. 2, 2018
Political Violence In Mexico’s Presidential Race Jorge Valencia Jun. 27, 2018
Final Day Of Campaigning Before Mexico's Presidential Election Jorge Valencia, Lauren Gilger Jun. 27, 2018
In U.S. Court And In Mexico City, Pushback Against Family Border Separations Jorge Valencia, Matthew Casey Jun. 19, 2018
Mexico Is The Most Popular Team In America Playing The World Cup Jorge Valencia Jun. 15, 2018
Which Mexican Presidential Candidate Do Businesses Want? Jorge Valencia Jun. 15, 2018
Trump’s Steel Tariffs Provoke Retaliation From Mexico Jorge Valencia May. 31, 2018
Mexico Is The Most Dangerous Country In The Western Hemisphere For Journalists Jorge Valencia, Lauren Gilger May. 31, 2018
Nonprofit Offers Loans For Citizenship Forms Jorge Valencia May. 22, 2018
Trump Was The Fifth Contender In Mexico’s Presidential Debate Jorge Valencia May. 21, 2018
Nearly 100 Politicians In Small-Town Mexico Murdered Since September Jorge Valencia May. 18, 2018
NAFTA Delay Brings Anxiety For Arizona Importers Jorge Valencia May. 17, 2018
Falling Mexican Peso Reflects Impact Of NAFTA Talks Jorge Valencia May. 9, 2018

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