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
Should "ethnic studies" programs be allowed in schools? January 11, 2012
Should agriculture companies be allowed to hire illegal immigrants -- legally? February 14, 2012
Should employers have to pay for birth control? March 14, 2012
Should SB 1070 stand? April 25, 2012
Small group of doctors sign off on most medical marijuana November 09, 2012
SMoCA exhibit finds the art in the grocery aisle May 28, 2013
Some Services For Arizonans Not Available During Shutdown October 01, 2013
Sound Art in Unexpected Places October 11, 2013
Sprouts Farmer Markets' Decision To Go Public Met With Mixed Reaction July 26, 2013
Stanton announces gun buyback, School Safety Officers February 28, 2013
Stanton Wants To Double Phoenix's Exports To Mexico Nick Blumberg March 19, 2014
State Appeals Court Orders Judge To Reconsider Higher Campaign Contribution Limits Nick Blumberg October 24, 2013
State Bar, USCIS partner to curb unauthorized practice of immigration law July 16, 2012
State Corporation Commission warns of scam February 04, 2013
State high court rules Arias eligible for death penalty February 22, 2013
State lawmaker's adult children arrested for heroin trafficking May 30, 2012
State legislature changes property tax rebate rules April 20, 2012
State officials take off from Capitol in Blackhawk helicopter August 16, 2012
State requires parents to okay putting students in isolation April 04, 2013
State Sen. John McComish Won't Seek Another Term Nick Blumberg January 28, 2014
State Senate votes to allow handguns in some schools March 18, 2013
State Supreme Court to governor: No grounds to remove redistricting chair April 20, 2012
State Wants Court Review Of Inmate Health Care Ruling Nick Blumberg July 31, 2014
State will take part in federal health care exchange November 28, 2012
Stores open for Black Friday even earlier -- on Thursday November 21, 2012