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
COVID-19 Top Cause Of Death In Sonora In 2020 Kendal Blust July 29, 2021
Mexico To Release Incarcerated People Who Were Tortured, Seniors Kendal Blust July 29, 2021
Sonora Community Faces COVID-19 Outbreak Amid Water Shortage Kendal Blust July 29, 2021
Sonoran Scientists Start Group For Latin American Women Kendal Blust July 28, 2021
Sonora Hits 400 Daily Coronavirus Cases For First Time In 6 Months Kendal Blust July 22, 2021
Searching Groups Come New Agreement With Officials Kendal Blust July 22, 2021
Mexico’s Security Strategy Focuses On 50 Most Violent Municipalities Kendal Blust July 21, 2021
Authorities Work With Yaqui Tribe To Search For 10 Missing People Kendal Blust July 21, 2021
Veracruz Now 4th Mexican State To Decriminalize Abortion Kendal Blust July 21, 2021
Hermosillo Mayor Concedes Defeat, Joins New Governor Kendal Blust July 19, 2021
Mexico Plans To Build Huge Solar Plant In Sonora By 2023 Kendal Blust July 19, 2021
Comcaac Community In Sonora Seeks Urgent Help With Water Kendal Blust, Lauren Gilger July 19, 2021
Mexico Set To Reopen Schools Nationwide In August Kendal Blust July 19, 2021
UN: Routine Childhood Vaccines Slowed During Pandemic, Mexico Saw Major Drop Kendal Blust July 16, 2021
Plan Permitting Fishing In Protected Area Threatens Vaquita Marina Kendal Blust, Lauren Gilger July 15, 2021
Two Whales Beached In Rocky Point Raise Concerns Kendal Blust July 14, 2021
Sonoran Governor Pushes For Border Restrictions To Be Lifted Kendal Blust July 14, 2021
Sonora To Host U23 Baseball World Championships This Fall Kendal Blust July 12, 2021
After Rescue, Whale Washes Ashore Dead Kendal Blust July 12, 2021
2nd Suspect Captured In Murder Of Yaqui Activist Kendal Blust July 9, 2021
Native Tree Nursery Opens In Hermosillo Kendal Blust July 8, 2021
Rain Relieves Drought In Some Areas Of Mexico, But Not Sonora Kendal Blust July 8, 2021
Extended Border Closure Prolongs Pain For Struggling Businesses Lauren Gilger, Kendal Blust June 29, 2021
Murders Bring Attention To Violence In Yaqui Territory In Sonora Kendal Blust June 25, 2021
Mexico OKs Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines For Children 12 And Up Kendal Blust June 25, 2021

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