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
Sonora’s mask mandate to stay in place in place for now Kendal Blust May 20, 2022
AMLO visits Sonora to address issues of violence, justice Kendal Blust May 20, 2022
Sonora governor continues to push to reroute Nogales rail line Kendal Blust May 19, 2022
Guerrero becomes 8th Mexican state to decriminalize abortion Kendal Blust May 18, 2022
Eelgrass is an ancestral food in the Comcaac community. Now it’s gaining global attention Kendal Blust May 18, 2022
Report finds more migrants are going missing in Mexico Kendal Blust May 16, 2022
Mexico’s president threatens to boycott Summit of the Americas Kendal Blust May 13, 2022
Sonora will eliminate COVID-19 mask mandate Kendal Blust May 11, 2022
On Mother's Day, protesters demand justice for Mexico's missing Kendal Blust May 11, 2022
Inbreeding won’t doom the endangered vaquita marina — but fishing nets might Kendal Blust May 5, 2022
Mexico continues to push back against ‘extortion’ from Texas governor Kendal Blust May 2, 2022
New direct flight connects Rocky Point and Tijuana Kendal Blust May 2, 2022
Report: Haitian asylum seekers in Mexico face harsh conditions Kendal Blust April 28, 2022
Mexico looks to make summer energy subsidies permanent in Sonora Kendal Blust April 28, 2022
Conservation organizations sue Mexico over ‘Maya Train’ construction Kendal Blust April 27, 2022
Mexican legislators approve creation of search and identification agency Kendal Blust April 27, 2022
Phoenix Sister Cities donate medical supplies to children’s burn unit Kendal Blust April 25, 2022
Mexican police find body of missing teen Debanhi Escobar Kendal Blust
Associated Press
April 21, 2022
Report documents harm asylum seekers face in detention facilities Kendal Blust April 21, 2022
In a long-awaited performance, Las Fronterizas' show focus on love in the borderlands Kendal Blust April 21, 2022
Sonoran governor says the state will benefit for lithium nationalization Kendal Blust April 20, 2022
Mexico to begin rolling out COVID vaccines for children Kendal Blust April 14, 2022
Tensions at Texas border meant increased commercial crossing in Nogales Kendal Blust April 14, 2022
UN: Mexico must act immediately to end ‘absolute impunity’ in enforced disappearances Kendal Blust April 13, 2022
USMCA body recommends investigation into Mexico’s failure to protect vaquita marina Kendal Blust April 13, 2022

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