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
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
In Mexico, Exporters Already Adjusting To Threats of U.S. Tariffs Jorge Valencia June 7, 2019
U.S.-Mexico To Continue Trade, Immigration Talks Thursday Jorge Valencia, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger June 5, 2019
From Both Sides of US-Mexico Border, An Attempt To Stop Trump’s Tariffs Jorge Valencia June 4, 2019
Mexico Aims To Stop Trump's Tariffs Over Immigration Jorge Valencia, Lauren Gilger June 3, 2019
Loud Mexico City: Exploring The Sounds And Noise Jorge Valencia, Rodrigo Cervantes May 29, 2019
Mexico City Closes Schools, Restricts Traffic As Air Pollution Spikes Jorge Valencia May 17, 2019
Child Migrant Dies In Mexican Immigration Custody Jorge Valencia May 17, 2019
900 Migrants Flee From Mexican Detention Center Jorge Valencia May 14, 2019
Asylum Seekers Returned To Mexico Under Controversial Plan Jorge Valencia May 14, 2019
Mexico’s President Wants To Decriminalize Illegal Drugs — But Which? Jorge Valencia May 13, 2019