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 Families March To Demand School Reopening Kendal Blust June 24, 2021
Mexican Authorities Arrest Alleged Mastermind Of 2019 Massacre Kendal Blust June 24, 2021
Sonora Implements Restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Rise Kendal Blust, Lauren Gilger June 23, 2021
AMLO Promises To Build Solar Energy Project In Sonora Kendal Blust June 17, 2021
Vaccinations For Adults 18+ Begin In Mexican Border Cities Kendal Blust June 17, 2021
Officials Call On Sonorans To Conserve Water As Drought Continues Kendal Blust June 16, 2021
Mexican President Meets With Sonora’s Governor-Elect Kendal Blust June 16, 2021
Women Win Big In Mexico’s Elections, But Challenges Remain Kendal Blust June 17, 2021
Group To Plant More Than 1,000 Trees In Hermosillo Kendal Blust June 11, 2021
Mexico Ending Daily Pandemic Briefings Saying Situation Is Now Stable Kendal Blust June 11, 2021
El Chapo’s Wife Pleads Guilty To U.S. Drug Charges Kendal Blust June 10, 2021
In Hermosillo, Incumbent Mayor Refuses To Concede Loss Kendal Blust June 10, 2021
Mexico Says Border Reopening Will Be Gradual Kendal Blust June 9, 2021
Mexico Travel Advisories Downgraded From Highest Level Kendal Blust June 9, 2021
For Ancestral Sonoran Spirit Bacanora, Conservation Is The Future Kendal Blust June 8, 2021
More Than 1,000 Sea Turtles Died In Mexico In 2020 Kendal Blust June 7, 2021
New Compact Ford Pickup Truck To Be Built In Hermosillo Kendal Blust June 7, 2021
Vaccinations To Start For Those 18-40 In Mexican Border Cities Kendal Blust June 4, 2021
Yaqui Leader In Sonora Missing For Nearly A Week Kendal Blust June 2, 2021
Dozens Of Candidates Sign LGTBQ Coalition's Inclusive Political Agenda Kendal Blust June 2, 2021
Report: Sonoran Political Contenders Lack Viable Security Proposals Kendal Blust June 1, 2021
Mexico Authorizes Johnson & Johnson Vaccine For Emergency Use Kendal Blust May 28, 2021
Foreign Investment On Rise In Sonora Despite Pandemic Kendal Blust June 1, 2021
Mexico's High Court Upholds Day Care Fire Convictions, Reduces Sentences Kendal Blust May 27, 2021
U.S. Downgrades Mexico Air Safety Rating Kendal Blust May 26, 2021

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