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.

 

Titlesort descending Publication Date
Labor Day weekend DUI arrests down from last year September 04, 2012
Large Construction Project In Tempe To Get Underway July 31, 2013
Lawmakers Hope Electricity Tax Break Will Boost Manufacturing In Arizona February 17, 2014
Lawmakers hope to refinance unemployment insurance loan April 01, 2013
Lawyers argue some Loughner files should remain secret June 04, 2013
Lawyers challenge Arizona's sweep of mortgage settlement money May 08, 2012
Legal medical marijuana and an end to guilt January 30, 2012
Legislature Adds New Requirements For Health Insurance Navigators April 16, 2014
Legislature OKs Millions In Extra CPS Cash January 30, 2014
Local utility crews helping to restore power on East Coast November 05, 2012
Looser Marijuana Laws Complicate Drug Testing Policies June 27, 2014
Main road into Crown King closed after weekend mudslide July 16, 2012
Major U.S. business lobby calls for immigration reform January 10, 2013
Man Arrested For Selling Home He Didn't Own October 23, 2013
Man convicted for murder of Tucson imam December 20, 2012
Maricopa County Attorney wants to see medical marijuana in court August 08, 2012
Maricopa County Faces More Outstanding Ballots Than 2012, But Predicts An Easier Count November 06, 2014
Maricopa County Sees Spike In Early Ballot Requests From Independents August 12, 2014
Maricopa County Supervisors vote to keep current property tax rate August 20, 2012
Maricopa County Wants Fewer Provisional Ballots, More Independents Voters In Primary July 22, 2014
Marines form F35-B squadron in Yuma November 19, 2012
Master-planned communities must create legacy of innovation December 06, 2012
Maximum security prisoner plotted to kill fellow inmate, Arpaio July 11, 2012
Mayo Clinic to spend $130 million on integrated cancer center August 21, 2012
McCain decries Obama administration, U.N. Ambassador Rice November 14, 2012

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