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
FHA to sell off pools of distressed mortgages in Phoenix July 18, 2012
Final canvass of votes approved in Maricopa County, with possible election changes on horizon November 26, 2012
Finance filings show sheriff's race drawing in cash November 02, 2012
Finding Connections in Phoenix's Directions August 10, 2011
Finding Connections Within a City's Directions July 13, 2011
Firefighting plane moves to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport June 05, 2013
First West Nile case of the year found in Maricopa County June 27, 2012
Flagstaff-area woman dies from complications of hantavirus June 07, 2013
Flake campaign accused of voter suppression via robocall November 05, 2012
Floodgates open into Grand Canyon on Monday November 19, 2012
Flu cases rising fast in Arizona March 22, 2012
For Gay Couples In Arizona, Filing Taxes Proves To Be Complicated Nick Blumberg November 04, 2013
Foreclosure Filings In Arizona Down 60 Percent Year-Over-Year August 15, 2013
Former Baseball Pitcher And El Paso Native Identified As Drowning Victim July 29, 2013
Former Giffords aide to run for full term in Congress March 19, 2012
Former Lawmaker Ben Miranda Dies At 64 Nick Blumberg November 15, 2013
Former Phoenix cop aims to replace Arpaio May 23, 2012
Former Rep. Richard Miranda sentenced for defrauding nonprofit June 04, 2012
Former US Attorney Censured For Fast And Furious Leak Nick Blumberg March 28, 2014
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home may be sold, preserved October 18, 2012
Free Clinic Helps Fill Gap For Arizonans Who Are Still Uninsured Nick Blumberg June 20, 2014
Gallardo Announces Candidacy For County Supervisors Seat Nick Blumberg May 20, 2014
Game And Fish: Eight Reintroduced Bighorns Have Died Nick Blumberg January 24, 2014
Gang of Eight introduces immigration, border security plan April 18, 2013
Gay Arizonans Married Out Of State May Get New Employment Benefits Nick Blumberg July 10, 2014