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
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
How do you cope with Arizona's heat? March 12, 2012
Phoenix landmark finally open to public March 08, 2012
Is college an imperative? March 08, 2012
Arizona Memories: Snow at the Canyon March 06, 2012
New apartments to serve downtown Phoenix community March 05, 2012
Is government propping you up or holding you down? March 02, 2012
How will the Latino vote affect the 2012 elections? March 02, 2012
Do you understand your taxes? March 02, 2012
Peoria cop demoted over Facebook posting February 28, 2012
Arizonans react to 2012 presidential candidates February 28, 2012
Arizona Memories: Finding the American Dream at Cortez High February 27, 2012
What do you want to know about personalized medicine? February 21, 2012
What Arizona issues do you want Republican presidential candidates to address? February 17, 2012

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