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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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Moving Forward January 20, 2012
Medical marijuana dispensary requirement under fire February 16, 2012
Medical transport van gets trapped in flooded Scottsdale wash August 23, 2012
Member of crew that ripped off drug smugglers to face sentencing November 24, 2012
Mental Health First Aid training teaches about resources, offers hope April 03, 2013
Mesa Close to Landing New University January 04, 2012
Mexican volcano spewing ash and rock, affecting air travel July 04, 2013
Monsoon storms pelt Phoenix area August 22, 2012
More Arizonans plan July 4 travel July 02, 2012
More Flooding Possible In The Valley August 21, 2014
More High Pollution Days Could Hurt Those With Lung Disease July 03, 2014
More Than Two Miles Of Greenway Parkway To Be Closed For Months March 03, 2014
Motorcycle club sues DPS, Coconino County Sheriff's office November 26, 2012
Napolitano says border security alone won't fix immigration system June 13, 2013
National Parks In Utah Ban Drones August 18, 2014
Navajo lawmakers fund study of coal mine March 29, 2013
Nearly 25 percent of Arizonans obese August 13, 2012
New apartments to serve downtown Phoenix community March 05, 2012
New Federal Guidelines Help Banks Deal With Marijuana Businesses February 17, 2014
New freeway to link Loop 202 and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport April 02, 2012
New home sales fell in December in Western U.S. January 25, 2013
New Mexico's governor wants Mexican Gray Wolves relocated October 11, 2012
New report says housing prices, supply on the rise in Phoenix area December 03, 2012
New state bill looks to curb copper theft January 19, 2012
New U of A medical school building promotes collaboration July 30, 2012

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