Kendal Blust

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Senior Field Correspondent - Hermosillo

Kendal Blust, an Arizona native, reports from KJZZ’s bureau in Hermosillo, Sonora, focusing on business and economic relationships between Arizona and northern Mexico.

Prior to joining KJZZ, Kendal worked at the Nogales International, reporting on border and immigration issues, local government, education and business. While working on her master’s degree at University of Arizona School of Journalism, she did stints with the Arizona Daily Star and the Tico Times in Costa Rica, and completed a thesis project about women art activists in the Arizona-Sonora borderlands.

In her pre-journalist life, Kendal was a teacher, first helping Spanish high school students learn English, then heading to Tucson to teach fourth grade.

When she’s not in the newsroom, Kendal enjoys getting outside for a hike or a swim, catching a good movie, hanging out with family and friends, and eating great food.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Haaland: Mexico’s failure to protect porpoise undermines wildlife treaty Kendal Blust May 26, 2023
Mexico’s transparency body INAI remains paralyzed Kendal Blust May 26, 2023
Mexico’s president says spying on official was not carried out by military Kendal Blust May 26, 2023
Mexico announces new temporary work permits for Central Americans Kendal Blust May 26, 2023
Navopatia Field Station works to protect the unique habitat of the coastal pitayal Kendal Blust May 24, 2023
Mexican prosecutors drop case against woman who killed her rapist Kendal Blust May 23, 2023
Despite court ruling, AMLO decrees pet projects matters of 'national security' Kendal Blust May 19, 2023
Mexican leaders announce rescue of 49 kidnapped migrants Kendal Blust May 19, 2023
Mexican officials: U.S. lawmaker who made disparaging remarks is racist Kendal Blust May 12, 2023
420 acres added to La Sauceda wetland, park project Kendal Blust May 15, 2023
Mexico closes 33 migrant detention centers Kendal Blust May 11, 2023
Experts embark on the latest vaquita porpoise sighting expedition Kendal Blust May 11, 2023
Migrants continue to face abuse, danger as Title 42 ends Kendal Blust May 10, 2023
Turkey sends Mexico a puppy as a gesture of thanks Kendal Blust May 8, 2023
Mexico’s president says U.S. policy change won’t increase migrants Kendal Blust May 6, 2023
A youth choir from Sonora performs in Phoenix Kendal Blust May 6, 2023
Mexico’s president asks the U.S. to stop funding 'opposition' groups Kendal Blust May 4, 2023
Mexico says its COVID-19 vaccine is finally ready Kendal Blust May 5, 2023
Some Hermosillo feminist groups push to include trans women, nonbinary people in the movement Kendal Blust May 5, 2023
Mexico establishes drug and arms trafficking commission ahead of meeting with U.S. officials Kendal Blust April 13, 2023
Mexico is investigating stingray mutilation in Sonora Kendal Blust April 13, 2023
Mexico to investigate immigration agency head in fatal fire case Kendal Blust April 12, 2023
Interpol 'red notice' issued for Hermosillo hit-and-run suspect Kendal Blust April 12, 2023
Mexico publishes guidelines for long-awaited national forensic database Kendal Blust April 7, 2023
New cold storage facilities open at Nogales port of entry Kendal Blust April 10, 2023