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
Arizona Ranks Third Worst For Affordable Housing Heather van Blokland March 15, 2019
Swift Settles Driver Class Action Claims For $100 Million Heather van Blokland March 15, 2019
Insys Theraputics May Be Going Out Of Business Heather van Blokland March 14, 2019
Entry Level Home Prices Rise In Phoenix Heather van Blokland March 4, 2019
Scottsdale-Based Axon Loses Patent Challenge Heather van Blokland Feb. 28, 2019
Legislative Fix Proposed For Rural-Urban Health Divide Heather van Blokland Feb. 18, 2019
Valley Business Developing Road-Sensing Technology Heather van Blokland Jan. 25, 2019
Metro Phoenix Home Prices Leveling Off Heather van Blokland Jan. 25, 2019
Arizona Crime Rates Lower Than National Average Heather van Blokland Jan. 25, 2019
AZ Slow To Adopt Alternative Fuel Despite Climate Change Heather van Blokland Jan. 21, 2019
Law Protecting Patients From 'Surprise Bills' Takes Effect Heather van Blokland Dec. 31, 2018
U.S. Meat Consumption Higher Than Ever Despite Warnings Heather van Blokland Dec. 10, 2018
Survey Says Black Friday Shopping Is Hyped Heather van Blokland Nov. 23, 2018
Democrat Katie Hobbs Wins Arizona Secretary Of State Race Heather van Blokland, Chad Snow Nov. 16, 2018
Water Restrictions, Hot Temperatures Squeeze Arizona's Lemon Industry Heather van Blokland Nov. 8, 2018
Arizona Election Results: Arizona Propositions Claire Caulfield, Will Stone, Mariana Dale, Heather van Blokland
Associated Press
Nov. 6, 2018
Arizona Election Results: Congressional Districts Claire Caulfield, Heather van Blokland, Laurel Morales, Tom Maxedon, Michel Marizco, Stina Sieg Nov. 6, 2018
Arizona Tourists Not Swayed By Summer Swelter Heather van Blokland Sept. 24, 2018
Phoenix Home Prices Level Out In August Heather van Blokland Sept. 24, 2018
AZ Needs More Reserves To Weather Economic Downturn Heather van Blokland Sept. 18, 2018
Court Rules Arizona Cities Can Tax Online Travel Heather van Blokland Sept. 14, 2018
Corp Comm Ruling Reduces Incentive for New TEP Solar Heather van Blokland Sept. 11, 2018
Tariffs, Trade War Threaten Paper Recycling Heather van Blokland Sept. 4, 2018
Survey Says Tariffs Impact Manufacturers Most Heather van Blokland Sept. 4, 2018
U.S. Manufacturers Hurt By Tariffs Don't Like Quotas Either Heather van Blokland Aug. 31, 2018