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
The Strategy Behind Campaign Signs Nick Blumberg June 27, 2014
Tell us your story of the housing boom (and bust) October 03, 2011
Tell us about your experiences with HOAs April 20, 2012
Teens trapped for two hours over frozen lake January 03, 2013
Tears, Applause Flow Freely At Firefighters' Memorial July 09, 2013
Supreme Court won't hear Arizona domestic partner case June 27, 2013
Supreme Court to hear Arizona voter registration case October 15, 2012
Supreme Court to decide whether to hear suit on domestic partner benefits for Arizona state workers November 29, 2012
Supreme Court Puts Idaho Same-Sex Marriages On Hold, Allows Nevada Marriages To Go Forward Nick Blumberg October 08, 2014
Supreme Court Move Could Affect Arizona's Gay Marriage Ban Nick Blumberg October 06, 2014
Super Bowl, Smaller Events Eyeing Brewer's SB 1062 Decision Nick Blumberg February 25, 2014
Sunday storms cause floods, knock out power July 16, 2012
Studying Who Heat Islands Hurt And Where They Live September 27, 2013
Study: Legalizing Arizona's undocumented workers would be economic boon September 10, 2012
Study To Examine Most Effective Drug For Valley Fever September 24, 2013
Study Finds Trafficking Victims In Juvenile Court System Nick Blumberg May 27, 2014
Study finds teachers in Arizona have slightly less than average absentee rate December 04, 2012
Stories Worth Listening To: Valley Conference Brings Together Storytellers From Around The World Nick Blumberg July 25, 2014
Stores open for Black Friday even earlier -- on Thursday November 21, 2012
State will take part in federal health care exchange November 28, 2012
State Wants Court Review Of Inmate Health Care Ruling Nick Blumberg July 31, 2014
State Supreme Court to governor: No grounds to remove redistricting chair April 20, 2012
State Senate votes to allow handguns in some schools March 18, 2013
State Sen. John McComish Won't Seek Another Term Nick Blumberg January 28, 2014
State requires parents to okay putting students in isolation April 04, 2013