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
Vaquita Documentary Now Playing In Scottsdale Kendal Blust July 26, 2019
Rocky Point Cruise Ready To Launch This Winter Despite Unfinished Port Kendal Blust July 25, 2019
Grupo México Facility Temporarily Closed After Sulfuric Acid Spill Kendal Blust July 22, 2019
Sonorans Protest Against Mining Company After Sulfuric Acid Spill Kendal Blust July 19, 2019
New Asylum Policy Hasn’t Deterred Some Asylum Seekers Kendal Blust July 17, 2019
Sulfuric Acid Leak In Mexico’s Sea Of Cortez A ‘Wake-Up Call’ Kendal Blust July 12, 2019
Tucson Organization Brings Migrant Guide Project To Sonora Kendal Blust July 10, 2019
Sonora Cracks Down On Illegal 'Chocolate Cars' Kendal Blust July 9, 2019
UNESCO: Parts Of Mexico's Sea of Cortez 'In Danger' Kendal Blust July 8, 2019
Mexico Will Create A Forensic Institute In Sonora Kendal Blust July 1, 2019
'Remain In Mexico' Program Headed To Sonora Kendal Blust June 20, 2019
Border Hub Debuts Investigative Reporting Project In Sonora Kendal Blust June 20, 2019
Sonoran Soccer Games To Air In Phoenix, Other U.S. Cities Kendal Blust June 18, 2019
Protecting The Northern Jaguar: Securing Jaguar Corridors Kendal Blust June 13, 2019
Latinx Tech Weekend Brings Together Entrepreneurs Kendal Blust June 12, 2019
Sonoran Business Women Visit Phoenix To Build Networks, Create Opportunities Kendal Blust May 31, 2019
Court Upholds Seafood Ban To Protect Endangered Porpoise Kendal Blust May 29, 2019
Protesters Insist 'Unconstitutional' Sonoran Toll Booths Must Go Kendal Blust May 20, 2019
U.S. Man Charged For 'Ponzi Scheme' Captured In Sonora Kendal Blust May 9, 2019
Mexico’s President Apologizes For Delayed Sonoran Highway Construction Kendal Blust May 6, 2019
Giant Puppets Return To The Border For Nogales Art Festival Kendal Blust May 3, 2019
Arizona-Sonora Nonprofit To Receive Migrant Aid From Catholic Church Kendal Blust May 1, 2019
Tucson Couple Kidnapped, Rescued In Nogales, Sonora Kendal Blust April 30, 2019
60 Years In, AZ-Mexico Commission Celebrates Strong Ties Kendal Blust April 30, 2019
Mexico Becomes Top U.S. Trade Partner Kendal Blust April 24, 2019