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
Study: Legalizing Arizona's undocumented workers would be economic boon September 10, 2012
Studying Who Heat Islands Hurt And Where They Live September 27, 2013
Sunday storms cause floods, knock out power July 16, 2012
Super Bowl, Smaller Events Eyeing Brewer's SB 1062 Decision February 25, 2014
Supreme Court Move Could Affect Arizona's Gay Marriage Ban October 06, 2014
Supreme Court Puts Idaho Same-Sex Marriages On Hold, Allows Nevada Marriages To Go Forward October 08, 2014
Supreme Court to decide whether to hear suit on domestic partner benefits for Arizona state workers November 29, 2012
Supreme Court to hear Arizona voter registration case October 15, 2012
Supreme Court won't hear Arizona domestic partner case June 27, 2013
Tears, Applause Flow Freely At Firefighters' Memorial July 09, 2013
Teens trapped for two hours over frozen lake January 03, 2013
Tell us about your experiences with HOAs April 20, 2012
Tell us your story of the housing boom (and bust) October 03, 2011
The Strategy Behind Campaign Signs June 27, 2014
Third challenger files to run against Sheriff Joe Arpaio May 29, 2012
This Election Day sticker brought to you by ... March 12, 2013
Time running out to register for Presidential Primary Election January 27, 2012
Trans Activist And Sex Worker Rights Advocate Fights Prostitution Charges March 28, 2014
Traveling Through Time, Forwards and Backwards December 31, 2011
Tucson hopes to cut down on bag litter March 20, 2013
Tucson Ordinance Requires Companies To Collect Abandoned Shopping Carts October 14, 2013
Tuition will be cheaper at ASU's new Lake Havasu City campus April 06, 2012
U of A Law Students And Applicants May Have Had Personal Information Compromised October 16, 2013
U of A Program Helps Students Become Fluent In Both Arabic And The Culture February 05, 2014
U of A to study biodiesel-fueled mining October 09, 2012

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