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.

 

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"Rock Burglar" Sentenced To 22 Years And Nine Months In Prison August 07, 2013
$500,000 worth of marijuana seized November 06, 2012
1,000 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized, 2 Arrested February 17, 2014
12-year-old St. Johns boy guilty of homicide has hearing December 20, 2012
9th Circuit Strikes Down Gay Marriage Bans In Idaho And Nevada October 07, 2014
A Collector Finds His Way Into Different Communities September 12, 2014
A courier in the Italian Resistance during WWII, now in Scottsdale: "There is always tomorrow" April 23, 2012
Access To Medical Records Could Boost Patient Engagement, Lower Costs August 09, 2013
ACLU Files Suit To Allow Medical Cannabis Extracts October 29, 2013
Activists Push For Laws Similar To Smoke-Free Arizona On Native American Land November 04, 2013
ADOT Plan Focuses On Preserving State Highway System June 13, 2014
ADOT Still Seeking Comment On Phoenix-Tucson Train Line May 15, 2014
ADOT weighs construction options ahead of millions in cuts May 16, 2013
Advisory board tells BLM to sterilize some wild horses October 30, 2012
Affordable Care Act Keeps Young Adults Insured, May Affect Privacy August 29, 2013
AFL-CIO warns airline merger could cause union fallout April 29, 2013
After SB 1062 Backlash, Gay Rights Advocates Help Businesses Declare They Are Open To All February 24, 2014
AG Asks Federal Commission To Let Arizona Check Voter Citizenship July 31, 2013
Aging MVD Computer System Crashes Tuesday Morning December 03, 2013
Agriculture experts pushing for drought relief bill July 23, 2012
Air Force Nurses Training In Emergency Trauma In Scottsdale October 31, 2013
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Along 32nd Street, Hope For Renewal August 05, 2013
American Airlines grounds flights, reveals new merger details April 16, 2013
Animal Massage Therapists Sue Over Veterinary Regulations July 28, 2014

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