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
AFL-CIO warns airline merger could cause union fallout April 29, 2013
Inmates ordered out of two California prisons after Valley Fever outbreak, deaths April 29, 2013
Arias trial expensive for taxpayers, lucrative for media outlets April 26, 2013
Secretary of State asks to be dropped from Arpaio recall lawsuit April 23, 2013
Phoenix Suns GM Lance Blanks ousted April 22, 2013
Part of Northbound SR 51 closed from Friday night to Sunday morning April 19, 2013
Gang of Eight introduces immigration, border security plan April 18, 2013
Brewer vetoes militia bill April 17, 2013
American Airlines grounds flights, reveals new merger details April 16, 2013
Conference brings together experts in tracking, deflecting meteors April 15, 2013
Section of Piestewa Freeway closed this weekend April 12, 2013
ASU researchers develop tiny lasers to speed computing April 12, 2013
Judge rejects delays to Hausner competency hearing April 10, 2013
Phoenix veteran faces life for helping al-Qaeda in Syria April 08, 2013
Secretary Napolitano tours U.S.-Mexico border April 05, 2013
State requires parents to okay putting students in isolation April 04, 2013
Mental Health First Aid training teaches about resources, offers hope April 03, 2013
Lawmakers hope to refinance unemployment insurance loan April 01, 2013
Navajo lawmakers fund study of coal mine March 29, 2013
US Airways, American one step closer to merger March 27, 2013
U.S. Marshals, local law enforcement crack down on outstanding warrants March 24, 2013
Tucson hopes to cut down on bag litter March 20, 2013
US Airways, American make case for merger March 19, 2013
State Senate votes to allow handguns in some schools March 18, 2013
Phoenix Councilman Valenzuela to address International Association of Fire Fighters March 18, 2013

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