Photo Nick BlumbergSenior Field Correspondent Nick Blumberg joined KJZZ in 2010. His reports can often be heard during KJZZ’s Morning Edition and on newscasts throughout the day. He also serves as an on-air host and in key roles behind-the-scenes.

Blumberg covers a wide variety of topics, including (but not limited to) politics, health care, immigration, and local government.

He’s filed stories for NPR and the BBC World Service, and appeared as a guest on WNYC’s The Takeaway, KNPR’s State of Nevada, and KJZZ’s The Show and Here and Now

Blumberg covered the race for Maricopa County Sheriff throughout the 2012 election season. Other high-profile news stories he’s worked on include the Obama administration’s new deportation policy, the aftermath of the Tucson shooting that injured former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and the devastating Wallow Fire of 2011.

He also covers lighter fare -- like a piece about Salt River Project crews herding and catching some very squirmy fish before draining and cleaning the SRP canal system.

Blumberg began his career with KJZZ as an associate producer for the local edition of Here and Now. He transitioned into the post of Public Insight Journalist -- engaging with the community and recruiting sources for KJZZ and Fronteras: The Changing America Desk as part the Public Insight Network project.

Blumberg was part of the team that won an APTRA and a 2011 regional Edward R. Murrow award for SB 1070 coverage. He was nominated for a Rocky Mountain Emmy for the documentary The Keepers, which he co-produced during his senior year at Arizona State University.

Blumberg is a magna cum laude graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He previously worked for Futuro Media Group, producers of NPR's Latino USA, and Arizona Horizon, the long-running public affairs show on Eight, Arizona PBS.

When he’s away from his desk in the newsroom, Blumberg spends much of his time trying to make a rambunctious puppy behave.

Contact Nick at 480-774-8231 or nblumberg@rioradio.org.

 

Title Publication Date
GOP Gubernatorial Hopefuls Face Off On Education, Immigration, And Working With Washington July 22, 2014
Maricopa County Wants Fewer Provisional Ballots, More Independents Voters In Primary July 22, 2014
Federal Policy Changes Could Grant New Rights For Married Same-Sex Couples In Arizona July 22, 2014
Congressional Candidates Release Updated Fundraising Totals July 16, 2014
Fast And Furious Murder Suspect Asks For Trial Extension July 13, 2014
Gay Arizonans Married Out Of State May Get New Employment Benefits July 10, 2014
Bill That Would Ban Lead Ammo Regulation Advances Through U.S. Senate July 09, 2014
VA Whistle-Blowers Allegedly Faced Backlash July 08, 2014
Court Halts Brewer's Denial Of Licenses For Immigrants July 07, 2014
More High Pollution Days Could Hurt Those With Lung Disease July 03, 2014
Phoenix Creates 'Complete Streets' Board, Stalls Bicycle Master Plan July 02, 2014
Power Soccer Tournament Brings Together Elite Wheelchair Athletes July 01, 2014
The Strategy Behind Campaign Signs June 27, 2014
Looser Marijuana Laws Complicate Drug Testing Policies June 27, 2014
Carne Asada Fries, The Can't-Miss Mexican-American Fast Food June 27, 2014
Free Clinic Helps Fill Gap For Arizonans Who Are Still Uninsured June 20, 2014
ASU's Gammage Auditorium Turns 50 June 20, 2014
Despite Limited Revenue, ADOT Adds Some Highway Construction Projects June 13, 2014
ADOT Plan Focuses On Preserving State Highway System June 13, 2014
Second Tourist This Week Dies In Grand Canyon National Park June 13, 2014
Police Have Little Information On Priest's Killer June 13, 2014
MCSO Monitor To Meet Members Of The Public June 12, 2014
Woman Who Threw Shoe At Clinton To Receive Psychological Evaluation June 12, 2014
Groups Allege Widespread Abuse Of Immigrant Children In Custody June 11, 2014
Escaped Inmate Who Murdered Couple Sentenced June 03, 2014

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