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
Public-private partnerships eyed to care for relocated wild horses July 03, 2012
Pe?a Nieto wins Mexican Presidential election July 02, 2012
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How the health care ruling affects Arizona businesses, consumers June 28, 2012
First West Nile case of the year found in Maricopa County June 27, 2012
Family of Utah doctor can proceed with lawsuit against feds June 26, 2012
Did the Supreme Court get SB 1070 right? June 26, 2012
U.S. Department of Justice sues twin polygamist towns in Arizona, Utah June 21, 2012
County supervisors refuse donations for Arpaio's "birther" investigation June 20, 2012
Phoenix neighborhood wins "placemaking" grant June 13, 2012
Former Rep. Richard Miranda sentenced for defrauding nonprofit June 04, 2012
Arizona Supreme Court says juries can consider lesser charges June 01, 2012
State lawmaker's adult children arrested for heroin trafficking May 30, 2012
Third challenger files to run against Sheriff Joe Arpaio May 29, 2012
Employees of the state of Arizona: Will you give up merit protection? May 25, 2012
How much would you spend to keep a pet healthy? May 25, 2012
Former Phoenix cop aims to replace Arpaio May 23, 2012
Lawyers challenge Arizona's sweep of mortgage settlement money May 08, 2012
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