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 Author Publication Date
Restraining Order Protecting WPA Building Dismissed Nick Blumberg July 30, 2014
Responses To All Ignored Arizona Abuse Reports Nick Blumberg April 08, 2014
Research Conducted On ASU Football Sidelines Could Help Brain Trauma Patients Nick Blumberg September 13, 2013
Reports: US Airways, American Airlines to merge soon February 07, 2013
Reports say US Airways, American Airlines boards set to vote for merger February 13, 2013
Report Finds Flaws With Voting Process In Some Arizona Counties Nick Blumberg January 16, 2014
Regents to analyze tuition breaks for some undocumented immigrants March 15, 2013
Redistricting commissioner resigns, citing toxic atmosphere May 21, 2013
Record Swap Meet Attracts Avid Fans Mark Brodie March 28, 2014
RealtyTrac: Arizona Real Estate Is In A Strange Place Nick Blumberg January 23, 2014
Reality show debacle spurs questions about tipped employees May 21, 2013
Read the text of Gov. Brewer's letter to President Obama January 26, 2012
Race For Arizona Governor 'Wide Open' Nick Blumberg March 04, 2014
Push For Gay Marriage Ends, Though Some Say Measure Was Flawed From The Start September 10, 2013
Public-private partnerships eyed to care for relocated wild horses July 03, 2012
Prosecutors move to execute death row inmate December 29, 2012
Program Offering Services To Suspected Sex Workers Faces Backlash Nick Blumberg April 11, 2014
Presidential Visits Balance Strategy, Message August 05, 2013
Prescott Chooses Acting Fire Chief October 11, 2013
Power Soccer Tournament Brings Together Elite Wheelchair Athletes Nick Blumberg July 01, 2014
Poll Finds 49 Percent Of Arizonans Support Gay Marriage Nick Blumberg March 04, 2014
Police Have Little Information On Priest's Killer Associated Press June 13, 2014
Police Arrest Vandal For Tagging Saguaros July 30, 2013
Plaintiffs Appeal Human Smuggling Ruling Nick Blumberg November 06, 2013
Pit Bull Declared Vicious, But Will Not Be Put Down Nick Blumberg March 25, 2014

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