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
Arizona Public Lands Are Plagued With Vandalism July 19, 2013
Arizona Quits Group Responsible For New Common Core Test Nick Blumberg May 30, 2014
Arizona ranchers hoping for a good summer, despite ongoing drought March 11, 2013
Arizona second in solar installations December 14, 2012
Arizona Secretary of State accuses nine people of double voting in 2008 September 25, 2012
Arizona suing McKesson corporation over drug costs September 20, 2012
Arizona Supreme Court rules "top two" primary initiative can appear on November ballot August 17, 2012
Arizona Supreme Court rules on state trust land water rights September 12, 2012
Arizona Supreme Court says juries can consider lesser charges June 01, 2012
Arizona voter registration rule struck down June 17, 2013
Arizona, Nevada transportation officials study Phoenix-Las Vegas interstate October 23, 2012
Arizonans Earning 19 Percent Less Than National Average August 26, 2013
Arizonans have new tool to compare hospital cost, performance June 03, 2013
Arizonans react to 2012 presidential candidates February 28, 2012
Arpaio campaign attacks Dem candidate for sheriff October 11, 2012
Arpaio files appeal in racial profiling case June 21, 2013
Arpaio wins sixth term as Maricopa County Sheriff November 07, 2012
As cancer treatment improves, oncology centers expand January 21, 2013
As law schools face declining enrollment, law grads face tough job market May 16, 2013
As Primary Election Nears, Outside Money Still Pouring In Nick Blumberg August 22, 2014
ASU Aims To Boost Degrees Awarded To Low-Income Students Nick Blumberg September 16, 2014
ASU Football Joins TGen, Riddell For Concussion Study September 12, 2013
ASU Football Team Opens Season After Stadium Alterations Nick Blumberg August 28, 2014
ASU researchers develop tiny lasers to speed computing April 12, 2013
ASU reveals designs for Sun Devil Stadium renovations April 04, 2012