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
Hunting Concerns Emerge After Bison Reintroduced In Northern Mexico Kendal Blust Jan. 15, 2021
Lawmakers Warn Produce Investigations Could Disrupt Trade Flows Kendal Blust Jan. 14, 2021
Mexico: U.S. Must Provide COVID-19 Vaccine To Mexican Workers Kendal Blust Jan. 13, 2021
Sonoran Health Care Workers Receive First Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine Kendal Blust Jan. 13, 2021
Mexico Hits New Records For Daily Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Kendal Blust Jan. 8, 2021
Construction Of Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Set To Begin In Sonora Kendal Blust Jan. 8, 2021
Biden Urged To End Asylum Policy That ‘Needlessly’ Harms Migrants Kendal Blust Jan. 11, 2021
Remittances To Mexico Reached Record Levels In 2020 Kendal Blust Jan. 11, 2021
Mexican President: States Will Receive Vaccine Next Week Kendal Blust Jan. 6, 2021
Fisherman Dies After Crash With Conservation Ship Kendal Blust Jan. 6, 2021
New Package Delivery Aims To Keep Sonorans Connected Kendal Blust Jan. 6, 2021
Tourists Get Mixed Messages About Holiday Travel To Mexico Kendal Blust Dec. 23, 2020
New Barracks In Sonora Part Of Expanded National Guard Presence Kendal Blust Dec. 18, 2020
Mexico Passes Law Limiting Activities Of Foreign Agents Kendal Blust Dec. 18, 2020
Memorial To Victims Of La Mora Massacre Inaugurated In Sonora Kendal Blust Dec. 17, 2020
Groups Seek USMCA Review Of Sea Turtle Deaths Kendal Blust Dec. 17, 2020
Sonora Begins Using COVID-19 Detecting Dogs At Testing Site Kendal Blust Dec. 16, 2020
Mexican President Nominates New Ambassador To U.S. Kendal Blust Dec. 16, 2020
Travel Restrictions At U.S.-Mexico Border Extended Kendal Blust Dec. 11, 2020
Sustainable Bacanora Distinction In Sonora To Protect Bats, Agave Kendal Blust Dec. 10, 2020
Some Mexican Students Can Resume In-Person Classes In January Kendal Blust Dec. 10, 2020
Scientists Capture Footage Of Possible New Whale Species In Mexico Kendal Blust Dec. 9, 2020
Sonora Governor: We Should Be A Priority For Vaccines Because Of AZ Proximity Kendal Blust Dec. 9, 2020
Many In Hermosillo Reimagine A Greener City Kendal Blust Dec. 8, 2020
AZ Legislators Ask For Land Port Funding In Appropriations Bill Kendal Blust Dec. 7, 2020

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