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 Could Have ‘Long Stretch’ Ahead For COVID-19 Transmission Kendal Blust May 27, 2020
Hermosillo Mayor, Other Sonoran Officials Test Positive For COVID-19 Kendal Blust May 26, 2020
Rocky Point Hopes To Establish Binational 'Health Corridor' With Arizona Kendal Blust May 26, 2020
Hermosillo Celebrates Founding With Virtual Fiestas Del Pitic This Year Kendal Blust May 21, 2020
Rocky Point Hopes To Welcome Visitors Back In June Kendal Blust May 21, 2020
Social Distancing Measures At Port Of Entry Causing Crowding Outside Kendal Blust May 18, 2020
Project Connects Spanish Speakers With Coronavirus News, Resources Kendal Blust May 14, 2020
Asylum Seekers Not Required To Appear For Delayed Hearing Kendal Blust May 11, 2020
Expats Ride Out COVID-19 South Of The Border Kendal Blust May 12, 2020
Nogales, Sonora, Installs 'Sanitation Tunnels' At The Border Kendal Blust May 7, 2020
COVID-19 Migration Policy Changes Leave Asylum Seekers In Limbo Lauren Gilger, Kendal Blust May 7, 2020
COVID-19 Cases Increase Among Sonoran Frontline Workers Kendal Blust May 4, 2020
Dry Laws, Shortages Leave Customers Frantic For Beer Kendal Blust May 4, 2020
Hermosillo Mayor Urges People To Stay Home Through Song Kendal Blust May 4, 2020
Sonora Implements Electricity Subsidy As Temps Rise Amid Pandemic Kendal Blust May 4, 2020
‘Remain In Mexico’ Asylum Hearings Delayed A Third Time Kendal Blust April 30, 2020
Sonoran Leaders: Stay-At-Home Orders Must Continue Kendal Blust April 29, 2020
ADOT Offers Virtual Training For Truck Drivers In Mexico Kendal Blust April 28, 2020
Groups Fostering Binational Connections Face Challenge Kendal Blust, Murphy Woodhouse April 28, 2020
Deported Migrants Sent Through 'Sanitation Tunnels' Kendal Blust April 22, 2020
Sonoran Border City Now In ‘Phase 3’ Of Covid-19 Transmission Kendal Blust April 21, 2020
Farmers Attack LeBaron Ranch Over Water-Use Dispute Kendal Blust April 21, 2020
Judge: At-Risk Migrants Must Be Released From Mexican Detention Centers Kendal Blust April 20, 2020
Sonora Cracks Down On Harassment Of Health Care Workers Kendal Blust April 20, 2020
AMLO: Sonora’s Stay-At-Home Orders Should Be Voluntary Kendal Blust April 15, 2020