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
Mexico Struggles With Migrant Caravan Kendal Blust Nov. 26, 2018
Manufacturing Industry Offers Migrants Jobs In Mexico Kendal Blust Nov. 26, 2018
First Caravan Migrants Arrive In Nogales Kendal Blust Nov. 21, 2018
The Struggle To Save Vaquitas, The World's Rarest Marine Mammal Kendal Blust Nov. 19, 2018
Sonoran Government Welcomes Ducey’s Re-election Kendal Blust Nov. 12, 2018
Grant Could Support U.S.-Mexico Higher Ed Collaboration Kendal Blust Oct. 9, 2018
Five Police Killed In Guaymas Kendal Blust Oct. 5, 2018
Natural Gas Exports To Expand Through South AZ Pipeline Kendal Blust Oct. 5, 2018
Rocky Point Recovers From Hurricane Rosa Flooding Kendal Blust Oct. 4, 2018
Dangers Of Road Haven’t Deterred Pilgrimage Kendal Blust Oct. 4, 2018
Satellite Monitoring Could Protect Endangered Dolphin Kendal Blust Sept. 26, 2018
Mexico Releases, Recaptures Suspected Cartel Hitman Kendal Blust Sept. 24, 2018
Mexico’s President Elect Heads To Sonoran Border Kendal Blust Sept. 20, 2018
Program Requires Mexican Teachers To Learn English Kendal Blust Sept. 17, 2018
Mexican Fish Smuggler Arrested Kendal Blust Sept. 17, 2018
Sonora, New Mexico Sign New Agreements Kendal Blust Sept. 4, 2018
Sonoran Gov. Supports Special Border Zone Kendal Blust Aug. 28, 2018
Pipelines Delays Haven't Stalled U.S. Exports Of Natural Gas Kendal Blust Aug. 23, 2018
Politics On The Agenda For Binational Meeting Kendal Blust Aug. 20, 2018
Fishermen Oppose Nature Reserve Plan Kendal Blust Aug. 20, 2018
Sonoran Highway Construction Delayed Kendal Blust Aug. 14, 2018
Scientists Save Cells From Endangered Mexican Porpoise Kendal Blust Aug. 14, 2018
Hermosillo Company Gives In To Demands Amid Strike Kendal Blust Aug. 13, 2018
Modernizing Mexican Moonshine: The Future Of Bacanora Kendal Blust Aug. 9, 2018
Seafood Ban Aims To Protect Porpoises Kendal Blust July 30, 2018