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.

 

Title Publication Date
Judges to hear arguments on partial sweep of fund for homeowners November 26, 2012
Member of crew that ripped off drug smugglers to face sentencing November 24, 2012
Stores open for Black Friday even earlier -- on Thursday November 21, 2012
Secretary of State wants to improve, not scrap, Arizona's election system November 20, 2012
Phoenix groups looking to fill empty lots with gardens November 19, 2012
Floodgates open into Grand Canyon on Monday November 19, 2012
Marines form F35-B squadron in Yuma November 19, 2012
McCain decries Obama administration, U.N. Ambassador Rice November 14, 2012
US Airways merger could cost Valley thousands of jobs, millions of dollars November 13, 2012
Sale of Frank Lloyd Wright home falls through November 12, 2012
Small group of doctors sign off on most medical marijuana November 09, 2012
Arizona crews, restoring power after Sandy, continue work after nor'easter November 08, 2012
Judge to consider claims against cousins who started Wallow Fire November 08, 2012
Arpaio wins sixth term as Maricopa County Sheriff November 07, 2012
$500,000 worth of marijuana seized November 06, 2012
Flake campaign accused of voter suppression via robocall November 05, 2012
Local utility crews helping to restore power on East Coast November 05, 2012
Finance filings show sheriff's race drawing in cash November 02, 2012
Advisory board tells BLM to sterilize some wild horses October 30, 2012
Arizona criticized for failing to monitor charter schools October 25, 2012
Governor Brewer's PAC funds mailers in two more House races October 25, 2012
Arizona, Nevada transportation officials study Phoenix-Las Vegas interstate October 23, 2012
Conservationists call for expanding jaguar habitat in Arizona, New Mexico October 22, 2012
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home may be sold, preserved October 18, 2012
Commerce Department: Western U.S. leads rise in housing construction October 17, 2012

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