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
Rio Sonora Communities Affected By Mining Spill Insist On Accountability Kendal Blust May 26, 2021
Mexico Pushing For Gradual Return To In-Person Classes Kendal Blust May 24, 2021
Mexico Promises To Share 30% Of ‘Patria’ Vaccine Once Approved Kendal Blust May 21, 2021
Suspect Captured In Femicide Of Former Nogales Official Kendal Blust May 20, 2021
Arizona-Mexico Commission Brings Governors Together For Final Meeting Kendal Blust May 20, 2021
Meetings ‘Unique Opportunity’ To Address Mining Spill Kendal Blust May 19, 2021
Officials: Mexico Could Reach Herd Immunity By Fall Kendal Blust May 19, 2021
Sonoran Restaurants To Help Boost Bacanora Consumption Kendal Blust May 14, 2021
Mayoral Candidate Gunned Down In Southern Sonora Kendal Blust May 14, 2021
Study Makes Case For Jaguar Reintroduction In Arizona, New Mexico Kendal Blust May 14, 2021
Drought In Mexico Puts Millions Of Acres Of Crops At Risk Kendal Blust May 13, 2021
New Campaign Urges Sonoran Women To Report Domestic Violence Kendal Blust May 13, 2021
Mexican Congress Passes Law Criminalizing 'Digital Violence' Kendal Blust May 3, 2021
Effort To Recognize Kino Missions In AZ, Sonora Kendal Blust May 3, 2021
Southern Sonoran City Rattled By Night Of Shootouts, Fires Kendal Blust April 29, 2021
South African COVID-19 Variety Detected In Sonora Kendal Blust April 29, 2021
Groups Urge Mexico To Ban Mining In Protected Areas Kendal Blust April 28, 2021
Sonora’s Governor Candidates Debate Over Water Shortages, Security Kendal Blust April 28, 2021
Feminist March Saturday Reflects On Movement’s Growth In Mexico Kendal Blust April 23, 2021
Sonora Among States Contributing To COVID-19 Uptick In Mexico Kendal Blust April 25, 2021
Mexican Leaders Identify Sonoran City As One Of Country’s Most Violent Kendal Blust April 22, 2021
Mexican Officials ‘Worried’ About U.S. Travel Advisories Kendal Blust April 22, 2021
Under Biden, U.S. Still Closed To Most Asylum Seekers Kendal Blust April 28, 2021
Sonoran Congress Approves Law Banning Single-Use Plastic Bags Kendal Blust April 15, 2021
Groups Protest Release Of Man Accused Of Attempted Femicide Kendal Blust April 15, 2021

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