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
Sonoran Baseball Fans Barred From Stadiums After Some Flout Safety Measures Kendal Blust Oct. 19, 2020
Mexico’s Economy Secretary Downplays Lithium Deposits Amid Nationalization Debate Kendal Blust Oct. 16, 2020
Former Mexican Defense Minister Arrested In U.S. On Drug Trafficking Charges Kendal Blust Oct. 16, 2020
Mexico’s Tourism Industry Gets Ready — And Anxious — To Fight The Pandemic Rodrigo Cervantes, Kendal Blust Oct. 15, 2020
Officials Work To Return Stolen Truck To Mesa Family Kendal Blust Oct. 12, 2020
Mexico’s Health Secretary Calls Rio Sonora An ‘Environmental Hell' Kendal Blust Oct. 8, 2020
Mexico's COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Increase With New Methodology Kendal Blust Oct. 6, 2020
Family Of Massacre Victims Dissatisfied With Mexico’s Investigation Kendal Blust Oct. 5, 2020
Sonora Approves Controversial Digital Violence Law Kendal Blust Oct. 2, 2020
Wells In The Rio Sonora Valley Still Contaminated With Arsenic, Lead Kendal Blust Oct. 5, 2020
Mexico’s Security Secretary To Resign, Seek Governorship In Sonora Kendal Blust Oct. 1, 2020
Feminist Activists: More Than 2,000 Sonorans Have Received Abortions Since March Kendal Blust Sept. 29, 2020
Sonoran Activists To March For Abortion Rights Kendal Blust Sept. 28, 2020
Fishermen Push Back On New Restrictions In Mexico's Sea Of Cortez Kendal Blust Sept. 25, 2020
Sonora Bars, Clubs Prepare To Reopen Starting This Week Kendal Blust Sept. 24, 2020
Schools South Of The Border: Some Sonoran Students, Families Struggle For Education Kendal Blust Sept. 24, 2020
Hermosillo Mayor Faces Backlash After Comment About Drug Traffickers Kendal Blust Sept. 17, 2020
Wife Trying To Raise $50K To Get Husband To Tucson Hospital Kendal Blust Sept. 17, 2020
Patrol Ship Returns To Sea Of Cortez To Protect Endangered Porpoise Kendal Blust Sept. 16, 2020
Feminists In Sonora ‘Take Over’ Human Rights Commission Office Kendal Blust Sept. 15, 2020
Q&AZ: How Will Sonora Celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day This Year? Kendal Blust Sept. 15, 2020
Rocky Point Beach Receives Blue Flag Designation Kendal Blust Sept. 3, 2020
Rocky Point Expects Surge Of Holiday Visitors Despite Border Restrictions Kendal Blust Sept. 2, 2020
Sonora Nonprofit Raises $5M Through Virutal Concert Kendal Blust Aug. 31, 2020
New U.S. Consuls Arrive At Hermosillo, Nogales Consulates Kendal Blust Aug. 30, 2020