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
Without Aid, Fishermen Return To Vaquita’s Habitat Kendal Blust Sept. 25, 2019
Mexican Tomato Deal Signed Despite Inspection Concerns Kendal Blust Sept. 20, 2019
Mexican Military Finds Synthetic Drug Lab Near AZ Border Kendal Blust Sept. 19, 2019
Mexico Wants U.S. To ‘Do Much More’ To Stop Firearms Trafficking Kendal Blust Sept. 12, 2019
Sonora’s Police Shortage Causes Concern In Mexico Kendal Blust Sept. 11, 2019
1st Vaquita Sighting In 2019; As Many As 6 Spotted Kendal Blust Sept. 10, 2019
Enforcement Pushes Asylum Seekers To Stay In Mexico Kendal Blust Sept. 11, 2019
Mexican Authorities Meet With Rio Sonora Mining Spill Victims Kendal Blust Sept. 9, 2019
AMLO: Investigation To Reopen Into 2009 Daycare Fire Kendal Blust Sept. 3, 2019
Sonorans Encouraged To Apply For Young Entrepreneurs Fellowship Kendal Blust Sept. 2, 2019
Arizona-Sonora Short Film Contest, Workshop Open For Submissions Kendal Blust Aug. 27, 2019
Douglas-Agua Prieta Host Annual Concert Without Borders Kendal Blust Aug. 23, 2019
Groups Urge Trade Sanctions On Mexico To Protect Endangered Porpoise Kendal Blust Aug. 20, 2019
Sonoran Highway's Promised September Inauguration Called Off Kendal Blust Aug. 20, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: On The Ground In Guadalajara, Mexico Kendal Blust, Mark Brodie Aug. 16, 2019
Migrant Activist Says He Was Threatened In Sonora, Mexico Kendal Blust Aug. 12, 2019
Mexican Security Officials To Visit Sonora Over Security Concerns Kendal Blust Aug. 8, 2019
Mexican Supreme Court Postpones Ruling On Rio Sonora Disaster Fund Kendal Blust Aug. 8, 2019
The Impact Of Mexico's Worst Mining Disaster, 5 Years Later Kendal Blust Aug. 5, 2019
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