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
Medical transport van gets trapped in flooded Scottsdale wash August 23, 2012
Court of Appeals hears Glendale sales tax issue August 22, 2012
Monsoon storms pelt Phoenix area August 22, 2012
DPS find rule violations on Grand Canyon buses August 21, 2012
Mayo Clinic to spend $130 million on integrated cancer center August 21, 2012
Maricopa County Supervisors vote to keep current property tax rate August 20, 2012
Earthy-smelling tap water in Tempe has harmless cause August 20, 2012
Arizona Supreme Court rules "top two" primary initiative can appear on November ballot August 17, 2012
State officials take off from Capitol in Blackhawk helicopter August 16, 2012
Hazy skies over much of the Valley August 15, 2012
Sales tax initiative to appear on November ballot August 15, 2012
AZ Supreme Court scheduled to rule on death sentence appeal August 14, 2012
Giffords moves home to Tucson August 13, 2012
Nearly 25 percent of Arizonans obese August 13, 2012
High ozone levels may continue through weekend August 09, 2012
Maricopa County Attorney wants to see medical marijuana in court August 08, 2012
County attorneys challenge Brewer over medical marijuana law July 31, 2012
New U of A medical school building promotes collaboration July 30, 2012
Medical Examiner rules mysterious courtroom death a suicide July 27, 2012
Phoenix light rail extension approved July 26, 2012
Elderly man dies of West Nile Virus July 24, 2012
Kingman private prison escapee appeals convictions July 24, 2012
Agriculture experts pushing for drought relief bill July 23, 2012
FHA to sell off pools of distressed mortgages in Phoenix July 18, 2012
ASU to study colorectal cancer in minority, low-income populations July 18, 2012

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