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.

Title Author Publication Date
U.S. Government Wants To Help Mexico Assess Earthquake Damage Jorge Valencia November 09, 2017
Abandon Muslim Stereotypes After Terrorist Attacks, Local Leader Says Jorge Valencia November 09, 2017
How Extreme Weather Events Can Impact U.S. National Security Jorge Valencia November 09, 2017
How Photographer Vik Muniz Gets Creative With Dust, Sugar — Even An Arizona Riverbed Jorge Valencia November 09, 2017
Senators Introduce Bill To Boost Cyber Defenses Of Arizona Election Systems Jorge Valencia November 08, 2017
Phoenix Councilwoman Stark Confident Council Will Be On Board With Pharmaceutical Lawsuit Jorge Valencia November 08, 2017
Center For Gun Policy Director Discusses How People Skirt Domestic-Abuse Gun Laws Jorge Valencia November 08, 2017
Why Are Decades-Old Accusations Of Sexual Assault Coming Out Now? Jorge Valencia November 07, 2017
Mental Health Professionals Tired Of Hearing Hasty Refrain After Mass Shootings Jorge Valencia November 07, 2017
Arizona Gov. Ducey To Meet With Mexico's Ambassador To The U.S. Jorge Valencia November 07, 2017
Texas Governor Limiting Assistance From Mexico For Harvey Relief Jorge Valencia September 08, 2017
Mexico Sees Highest Death Toll From Violence In More Than 2 Decades Jorge Valencia September 08, 2017
2nd Round Of NAFTA Renegotiations Wraps Up This Week Jorge Valencia September 07, 2017
Producers Of 'Aladdin' Remake Say They Can't Find Middle Eastern Actors For Roles Jorge Valencia July 14, 2017
Tillerson In Saudi Arabia To Resolve Dispute With Qatar, Arab Nations Jorge Valencia July 13, 2017
'They're Going To Have To Force Us' To Pay For A Wall, Says Mexico City Resident During Trump's Visit Jorge Valencia September 01, 2016