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
Holiday Task Forces And Interlocks Effective, But DUI Prevention Complicated Nick Blumberg December 27, 2013
Hopi criminal code changed to increase sentences September 05, 2012
Horne Faces Election Law Complaint Nick Blumberg May 12, 2014
Horne May Settle Campaign Finance Charges Nick Blumberg January 22, 2014
Horne Wants To Speed Up Action On Death Row Appeals August 13, 2013
Horne's Attorneys Ask Judge To Halt Clean Elections Investigation Nick Blumberg August 11, 2014
Hospital Tech Sentenced For Spreading Hepatitis C To Patients Nick Blumberg December 02, 2013
Hospital Tech Who Spread Hepatitis C To Face Sentencing Nick Blumberg November 27, 2013
Hot weather leads to multiple emergency calls in Lake Mead area June 09, 2013
House Committee OKs Money For Outside CPS Review Nick Blumberg March 12, 2014
House Panel Wants Voters To Reauthorize Ballot Measures Nick Blumberg February 04, 2014
House Republicans vote to end loan guarantees for renewable energy projects September 14, 2012
How Are Classrooms in the Southwest Changing? October 27, 2011
How Can Technology Drive Growth in the Southwest? September 15, 2011
How can we motivate people to vote? April 27, 2012
How do you cope with Arizona's heat? March 12, 2012
How much would you spend to keep a pet healthy? May 25, 2012
How The Catholic Church Tackles Social Issues September 06, 2013
How the health care ruling affects Arizona businesses, consumers June 28, 2012
How will the Latino vote affect the 2012 elections? March 02, 2012
How will the LDS vote affect Mitt Romney? February 09, 2012
Hualapai to build temporary route to Skywalk June 11, 2013
Hundreds Of Ignored Child Abuse Complaints Led To Removals Nick Blumberg January 15, 2014
Hundreds Of Thousands Of Maricopa County Residents Vote Early In Primary Nick Blumberg August 25, 2014
Immigration lawyers advise DREAMers against haste, fraud July 12, 2012