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 economic issues connecting people in 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 reported on the shooting of three Arab-American students in Chapel Hill, traveling to Turkey's border with Syria to tell the story of a project the students had started to help Syrian refugees.

Valencia began his professional journalism career covering crime for the Roanoke (Va.) 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. He studied journalism at the University of Maryland and grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, and the suburbs of Washington D.C.

Valencia can be reached via email at and on twitter @jorgeavalencia.

Title Author Publication Date
Corruption And Gasoline Thefts Among Reasons For Mexico’s Deadliest Month In Decades Jorge Valencia June 23, 2017
After Loss Of Ford Focus, Sonora Officials Look To New Investments Jorge Valencia June 22, 2017
New Sugar Trade Deal With Mexico Bitter For Beverage Bottlers, Not For Alternative Sweetener Makers Jorge Valencia June 22, 2017
Mexican Government Denies Spyware Monitoring Of Activists And Journalists Jorge Valencia June 19, 2017
At Mexican Medical Fair, Arizona Companies Help Each Other Jorge Valencia June 12, 2017
Mexico And Leonardo DiCaprio Make Deal To Help Endangered Porpoise Jorge Valencia June 08, 2017
Ex-Governor Of Mexican Coastal State Arrested In Corruption Investigation Jorge Valencia June 05, 2017
Mexican Government Says More Are Crossing Border For Shopping Jorge Valencia June 01, 2017
Arizona-Mexico Flights And Rail Lines On Agenda For Bi-National Conference Jorge Valencia May 30, 2017
White House’s Spending Plan Sets Aside $234M For Border Crossing In San Luis, Arizona Jorge Valencia May 26, 2017
Trump Proposes Cuts To Aid For Mexico, Narcotics Control Program Jorge Valencia May 24, 2017
The Pipeline Feeding Water Engineers From Central Mexico To Arizona – And Back Jorge Valencia May 22, 2017
NAFTA Talks Could Begin As Early As August; ‘We Are Ready,’ Mexican Official Says Jorge Valencia May 18, 2017
President Of Mexico Promises More Protections For Journalists Jorge Valencia May 17, 2017
In Mexico, Worries Over Texas' New 'Sanctuary City' Law Jorge Valencia May 08, 2017
As U.S. Prepares For NAFTA Talks, China Already Moving Into Mexican Auto Market Jorge Valencia May 02, 2017
When Arizona Aeorspace Companies Look Abroad, They Mostly Look To Mexico Jorge Valencia April 28, 2017
Mexico Is The Deadliest Country For Journalists In The Americas Jorge Valencia April 26, 2017
Fugitive Mexican Gov. Arrested After Six Months On The Run Jorge Valencia April 17, 2017
A Tour Through The Murky World Of Corruption In Mexico Jorge Valencia April 10, 2017
Study: Economic Impact Of Violence In Mexico Is Almost A Fifth Of Country’s GDP Jorge Valencia April 04, 2017
Feds Postpone Deadline For Border Wall Pitches Jorge Valencia March 29, 2017
3rd Journalist Killed In Mexico This Month Jorge Valencia March 24, 2017
Mexican-Owned Cemex Says It Has Not Bid For Border Wall Construction Jorge Valencia March 23, 2017
Mexican Senator Wants To Divest From Constructors Building Border Wall Jorge Valencia March 20, 2017