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
More High Pollution Days Could Hurt Those With Lung Disease Nick Blumberg July 03, 2014
Phoenix Creates 'Complete Streets' Board, Stalls Bicycle Master Plan Nick Blumberg July 02, 2014
Power Soccer Tournament Brings Together Elite Wheelchair Athletes Nick Blumberg July 01, 2014
The Strategy Behind Campaign Signs Nick Blumberg June 27, 2014
Looser Marijuana Laws Complicate Drug Testing Policies Nick Blumberg June 27, 2014
Carne Asada Fries, The Can't-Miss Mexican-American Fast Food Nick Blumberg June 27, 2014
Free Clinic Helps Fill Gap For Arizonans Who Are Still Uninsured Nick Blumberg June 20, 2014
ASU's Gammage Auditorium Turns 50 Nick Blumberg June 20, 2014
Despite Limited Revenue, ADOT Adds Some Highway Construction Projects Nick Blumberg June 13, 2014
ADOT Plan Focuses On Preserving State Highway System Nick Blumberg June 13, 2014
Second Tourist This Week Dies In Grand Canyon National Park Associated Press June 13, 2014
Police Have Little Information On Priest's Killer Associated Press June 13, 2014
MCSO Monitor To Meet Members Of The Public Nick Blumberg June 12, 2014
Woman Who Threw Shoe At Clinton To Receive Psychological Evaluation Dennis Lambert June 12, 2014
Groups Allege Widespread Abuse Of Immigrant Children In Custody Nick Blumberg June 11, 2014
Escaped Inmate Who Murdered Couple Sentenced Nick Blumberg June 03, 2014
Crews Working To Contain Grand Canyon Wildfire Nick Blumberg June 02, 2014
Arizona Quits Group Responsible For New Common Core Test Nick Blumberg May 30, 2014
Study Finds Trafficking Victims In Juvenile Court System Nick Blumberg May 27, 2014
Benefits Decision Could Help Other Survivors Of Granite Mountain Hotshots Nick Blumberg May 24, 2014
City Of Phoenix Could Bring Recycling To Businesses Nick Blumberg May 23, 2014
Gallardo Announces Candidacy For County Supervisors Seat Nick Blumberg May 20, 2014
ADOT Still Seeking Comment On Phoenix-Tucson Train Line Nick Blumberg May 15, 2014
Arizona Debates Special Courts For Business Cases Nick Blumberg May 15, 2014
Horne Faces Election Law Complaint Nick Blumberg May 12, 2014