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
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 Nick Blumberg October 16, 2013
U of A Program Helps Students Become Fluent In Both Arabic And The Culture Nick Blumberg February 05, 2014
U of A to study biodiesel-fueled mining October 09, 2012
U.S. Department of Justice sues twin polygamist towns in Arizona, Utah June 21, 2012
U.S. Marshals, local law enforcement crack down on outstanding warrants March 24, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court denies challenge to Forest Service's "roadless rule" October 01, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court guts key part of Voting Rights Act Nick Blumberg June 25, 2013
US Airways and American Airlines to merge, creating world's largest carrier February 14, 2013
US Airways and American Airlines Won't Just Merge Operations, Also Corporate Cultures Nick Blumberg December 23, 2013
US Airways merger could cost Valley thousands of jobs, millions of dollars November 13, 2012
US Airways traffic, passenger revenue up July 03, 2013
US Airways, American make case for merger March 19, 2013
US Airways, American one step closer to merger March 27, 2013
US Forest to add large firefighting planes May 06, 2013
US-American merger long in the making, but far from done February 14, 2013
VA Whistle-Blowers Allegedly Faced Backlash Nick Blumberg July 08, 2014
Valley Bike Share Program Rolling Out Next Year Nick Blumberg October 28, 2013
Valley Vying To Land NCAA Men's Final Four Nick Blumberg September 23, 2014
Vizio To Sponsor Fiesta Bowl Nick Blumberg October 28, 2014
Vote Count In Maricopa County To Resume Thursday Morning Nick Blumberg November 05, 2014
Voters Head To The Polls To Decide Close Races Amid A Flurry Of Election Spending Nick Blumberg November 03, 2014
Voters To Decide On A Pay Raise For State Lawmakers Nick Blumberg October 23, 2014
W.P. Carey School announces new leader December 12, 2012
W.P. Carey School says real estate bubble unlikely June 10, 2013