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


Title Author Publication Date
In light of horse meat outrage, one look at how we choose our food April 30, 2013
Independent Redistricting Commission running low on cash January 24, 2012
Infrared, drones among tools used to fight wildfires May 28, 2013
Inmates ordered out of two California prisons after Valley Fever outbreak, deaths April 29, 2013
Is college an imperative? March 08, 2012
Is government propping you up or holding you down? March 02, 2012
Is health insurance a right or a privilege? April 03, 2012
Is internet freedom at risk? February 09, 2012
Is it their year? Cubs, 14 other teams kick off spring training in the Valley February 25, 2013
It's The Digital Age, But Not All Government Is Online Nick Blumberg November 22, 2013
Jack-O'-Lanterns Could Attract Wild Animals Nick Blumberg October 14, 2013
Jails in Yavapai County to begin scanning inmates' irises February 07, 2012
John McCain Addresses Government Shutdown Nick Blumberg October 14, 2013
Jon Huntsman Left Off Republican Primary Ballot in Arizona January 10, 2012
Judge blocks campaign finance violation charges against AG May 02, 2013
Judge Extends Deadline For Choosing MCSO Monitor Nick Blumberg November 26, 2013
Judge in suit against Arpaio won't recuse himself July 05, 2012
Judge Refuses To Stop Investigation Into Horne Campaign Violations Nick Blumberg August 19, 2014
Judge rejects delays to Hausner competency hearing April 10, 2013
Judge rules against AHCCCS co-pays for childless adults February 08, 2013
Judge Rules Horne Did Not Violate Campaign Finance Rules Nick Blumberg April 14, 2014
Judge to consider claims against cousins who started Wallow Fire November 08, 2012
Judges to hear arguments on partial sweep of fund for homeowners November 26, 2012
Jury Selection Begins In Second Temple Murder Retrial Nick Blumberg November 18, 2013
Kingman private prison escapee appeals convictions July 24, 2012