Heather van Blokland

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Heather van Blokland moved to Phoenix in March 2016 to join KJZZ as a host/producer, after working as an on-air host/producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, covering middays, weekends and most everything in between. van Blokland previously worked as a Morning Edition host and reporter at Florida NPR affiliate WUFT-FM, covering business and agriculture beats. She was also the local producer and editor for StoryCorps’ story booth.

Like many in public media, van Blokland brings a diverse background to her daily duties. Her first career was in the private sector as a financial analyst manager in commercial and investment banking. She also used to teach canoeing and kayaking on the local rivers in North Central Florida. Her education includes a master’s in mass communication from the University of Florida, a bachelor’s in finance, marketing and multinational business from Florida State University, and a diploma in acting for film and television from Vancouver Film School in Vancouver, British Columbia. She wrote and produced a film, later submitted to the Vancouver International Film Festival.

In her free time, van Blokland enjoys exploring the outdoors, everything from a hike on South Mountain to Vancouver's Butchart Gardens to a ride through Swaziland’s Mkhaya Game Reserve. Her travels have included South Africa, Swaziland, western Canada, Australia, the British Isles, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay and summers on the outskirts of London. She is also a certified open-water diver, and still looking to apply that skill in Phoenix.

Half Southern and half English, van Blokland enjoys using phrases that surprise people. She does not enjoy steak and kidney pie or Monty Python. You can send your ardent disagreements with this statement to her directly at [email protected].

Title Author(s) Publication Date
▶ This Week's #AZNumbers: 93, 55, 27 Heather van Blokland Jan. 8, 2021
Arizona Gym Industry Bracing For Rough Start To 2021 Heather van Blokland Jan. 4, 2021
▶ #AZNumbers: A Look Back At Something Peak 2020 Heather van Blokland Dec. 31, 2020
▶ This Week's #AZNumber Is 12 Heather van Blokland Dec. 18, 2020
▶ This Week's #AZNumber Is 11 Heather van Blokland Dec. 11, 2020
▶ This Week's #AZNumber Is 19 Heather van Blokland Dec. 4, 2020
Arizona Treasury Department Optimistic Into 2021 Heather van Blokland Dec. 1, 2020
Justice Department Sues Realtor Group To Enforce Transparency Rules Heather van Blokland Nov. 27, 2020
▶ This Week's #AZNumber Is 79 Heather van Blokland Nov. 20, 2020
Federal Assistance Propping Up Personal Income Temporarily Heather van Blokland Nov. 16, 2020
▶ This Week's #AZNumber Is 5.8% Heather van Blokland Nov. 13, 2020
COVID-19 Spike Sparks A New Round Of Panic Buying Heather van Blokland Nov. 11, 2020
▶ This Week's #AZNumber Is 207 Heather van Blokland Nov. 6, 2020
Behind The Ballot: How Phoenix Produces Ballots For 22 States Mark Brodie, Heather van Blokland Nov. 2, 2020
▶ This Week's #AZNumber Is 70 Million Heather van Blokland Oct. 30, 2020
Coworking Spaces Need Reworking Post Pandemic Heather van Blokland Oct. 26, 2020
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#AZNumbers: Oct. 16, 2020 Heather van Blokland Oct. 16, 2020
Tempe Launches First COVID-19-Related Small Business Grant Heather van Blokland Oct. 13, 2020
#AZNumbers: Oct. 9, 2020 Heather van Blokland Oct. 9, 2020
#AZNumbers: Oct. 2, 2020 Heather van Blokland Oct. 2, 2020
GM Delays Deal To Build Electric Pickups With Nikola Motors Heather van Blokland, Mark Brodie Sept. 30, 2020
#AZNumbers: Sept. 25, 2020 Heather van Blokland Sept. 25, 2020
Pandemic Shopping Made The Cardboard Box A Hot Commodity Heather van Blokland Sept. 23, 2020
Nikola Motors Founder Steps Down Amid Accusations Of Fraud Heather van Blokland Sept. 21, 2020