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
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
Sales tax initiative backers sue Secretary of State July 17, 2012
Arizona could lose 50,000 jobs if budget cuts aren't reversed July 17, 2012
Main road into Crown King closed after weekend mudslide July 16, 2012
State Bar, USCIS partner to curb unauthorized practice of immigration law July 16, 2012
Sunday storms cause floods, knock out power July 16, 2012
McCain, Kyl endorse Jeff Flake for Senate July 13, 2012
Immigration lawyers advise DREAMers against haste, fraud July 12, 2012
Maximum security prisoner plotted to kill fellow inmate, Arpaio July 11, 2012
Campers staying past the limit on National Forest land could get a wake-up call July 10, 2012
Governor Brewer won't oppose "top two primary" initative July 09, 2012
Gill-destroying toxin kills thousands of fish July 06, 2012
Father, sons suspected in shooting of ICE agent July 05, 2012
Judge in suit against Arpaio won't recuse himself July 05, 2012
Open primary advocates out for a few extra signatures July 03, 2012
Public-private partnerships eyed to care for relocated wild horses July 03, 2012
Pe?a Nieto wins Mexican Presidential election July 02, 2012
More Arizonans plan July 4 travel July 02, 2012
How the health care ruling affects Arizona businesses, consumers June 28, 2012
First West Nile case of the year found in Maricopa County June 27, 2012
Family of Utah doctor can proceed with lawsuit against feds June 26, 2012

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