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
Zion National Park to expand by 30 acres October 16, 2012
Arizona Commerce Authority looks for new leader October 16, 2012
Supreme Court to hear Arizona voter registration case October 15, 2012
Arpaio campaign attacks Dem candidate for sheriff October 11, 2012
New Mexico's governor wants Mexican Gray Wolves relocated October 11, 2012
Early voting underway in Maricopa County October 11, 2012
Senate candidates meet in first debate Wednesday October 10, 2012
Cato Institute gives Brewer a "D" on fiscal policy October 09, 2012
U of A to study biodiesel-fueled mining October 09, 2012
Phoenix construction jobs bouncing back October 04, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court denies challenge to Forest Service's "roadless rule" October 01, 2012
Arizona Secretary of State accuses nine people of double voting in 2008 September 25, 2012
City of Glendale warns of drastic budget cuts September 25, 2012
Owners of Phoenix New Times, Village Voice to sell off newspapers September 24, 2012
Arizona suing McKesson corporation over drug costs September 20, 2012
Diplomatic plates may not have been factor in Mexico shooting September 17, 2012
House Republicans vote to end loan guarantees for renewable energy projects September 14, 2012
Deferred action work permits could help immigrants get in-state community college tuition September 13, 2012
Arizona Supreme Court rules on state trust land water rights September 12, 2012
Gray skies, rain as Valley remembers 9/11 attacks September 11, 2012
Study: Legalizing Arizona's undocumented workers would be economic boon September 10, 2012
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Bond set for mother of Jhessye Shockley September 07, 2012
David Anthony sentenced to death on three murder counts September 06, 2012
Yuma sector BP Agent said to have killed girlfriend, self September 06, 2012