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
Giffords moves home to Tucson August 13, 2012
Gill-destroying toxin kills thousands of fish July 06, 2012
Glendale Chosen to Host 2016 College Football National Championship Game Nick Blumberg December 16, 2013
Glendale City Council approves arena management deal November 28, 2012
Glendale City Council delays voting on budget cuts January 09, 2013
Glendale mental health court aims to send defendants to treatment, not prison February 21, 2013
Glendale sales tax hike ruling could come Friday August 23, 2012
GOP Gubernatorial Hopefuls Face Off On Education, Immigration, And Working With Washington Nick Blumberg July 22, 2014
Governor Brewer won't oppose "top two primary" initative July 09, 2012
Governor Brewer's PAC funds mailers in two more House races October 25, 2012
Grand Canyon Reopens Nick Blumberg October 14, 2013
Grand Canyon University Tax Break Fails Nick Blumberg April 15, 2014
Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Moves Forward Nick Blumberg March 03, 2014
Gray skies, rain as Valley remembers 9/11 attacks September 11, 2012
Grid Bike Share Launch Delayed ... Again Nick Blumberg April 21, 2014
Grid Bike Share Launch In Phoenix Delayed Nick Blumberg January 02, 2014
Groups Allege Widespread Abuse Of Immigrant Children In Custody Nick Blumberg June 11, 2014
Groups Join Together To Protect Watershed From Wildfires Nick Blumberg August 27, 2014
Harkins Theatres Celebrates Its History, Unique Position In Valley History September 20, 2013
Have you seen SB 1070 drive people out of Arizona? March 21, 2012
Have You Studied Spanish in Guatemala? August 22, 2011
Hazy skies over much of the Valley August 15, 2012
Health Plan Eligibility Not Automatic After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Nick Blumberg October 31, 2014
High ozone levels may continue through weekend August 09, 2012
High Pressure Over Arizona Means More Unseasonably Hot Temperatures August 20, 2013