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
County Attorney Asks For Clarification On Marijuana Extracts Nick Blumberg April 04, 2014
County attorneys challenge Brewer over medical marijuana law July 31, 2012
County enforcing "no-burn" days with fewer inspectors January 04, 2013
County Establishes Rules For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries And Cultivation Locations Nick Blumberg January 29, 2014
County pushes for whooping cough vaccinations after first infant death since 2009 April 24, 2012
County supervisors refuse donations for Arpaio's "birther" investigation June 20, 2012
County Supervisors To Vote On Gallego Replacement Nick Blumberg March 24, 2014
Court Allows Class Action Suit In Gay State Workers Case Nick Blumberg December 24, 2013
Court Halts Brewer's Denial Of Licenses For Immigrants Nick Blumberg July 07, 2014
Court of Appeals hears Glendale sales tax issue August 22, 2012
Court orders Glendale tax initiative to appear on November ballot August 24, 2012
Crews Working To Contain Grand Canyon Wildfire Nick Blumberg June 02, 2014
Data Breach Hits Four UPS Stores In Arizona Nick Blumberg August 20, 2014
Data Key To Redeveloping City-Owned Vacant Property Nick Blumberg January 10, 2014
David Anthony sentenced to death on three murder counts September 06, 2012
David Burnell Smith Dies At 73 Nick Blumberg October 27, 2014
Deal Reached In US Airways/American Airlines Merger Mark Brodie November 12, 2013
Death row inmate Richard Glassel dies January 16, 2013
Defense Wants Renzi Conviction Overturned August 13, 2013
Deferred action work permits could help immigrants get in-state community college tuition September 13, 2012
Dental records help ID bones found in Peoria February 13, 2013
Department of Agriculture targets citrus-killing insect March 11, 2013
Department of Education allegedly investigating Maricopa Community Colleges April 11, 2012
Department Of Homeland Security Secretary Visits Arizona Nick Blumberg January 20, 2014
Department of Justice sending election observers into Maricopa County August 27, 2012