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
Women indicted on financial aid fraud charges May 04, 2012
How can we motivate people to vote? April 27, 2012
Bill aimed at disbanding police force in polygamist town fails April 25, 2012
Should SB 1070 stand? April 25, 2012
County pushes for whooping cough vaccinations after first infant death since 2009 April 24, 2012
A courier in the Italian Resistance during WWII, now in Scottsdale: "There is always tomorrow" April 23, 2012
State Supreme Court to governor: No grounds to remove redistricting chair April 20, 2012
Tell us about your experiences with HOAs April 20, 2012
State legislature changes property tax rebate rules April 20, 2012
Arizona Memories: A little bit of everything April 16, 2012
Department of Education allegedly investigating Maricopa Community Colleges April 11, 2012
What do "Latino" and "Hispanic" mean? April 09, 2012
Tuition will be cheaper at ASU's new Lake Havasu City campus April 06, 2012
ASU reveals designs for Sun Devil Stadium renovations April 04, 2012
Is health insurance a right or a privilege? April 03, 2012
New freeway to link Loop 202 and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport April 02, 2012
Shadow runs honor Pat Tillman across the country March 30, 2012
Obama administration suspends immigration court dockets in four cities March 29, 2012
Arizona Memories: In love, outdoors March 26, 2012
Arizona Memories: An almost native March 23, 2012
Flu cases rising fast in Arizona March 22, 2012
Saguaro National Park bans sale of drinks in plastic bottles March 21, 2012
Have you seen SB 1070 drive people out of Arizona? March 21, 2012
Former Giffords aide to run for full term in Congress March 19, 2012
Should employers have to pay for birth control? March 14, 2012

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