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
Hermosillo residents want green space at theme park Kendal Blust Feb. 14, 2022
Suspect detained for murder of Sonoran searcher Kendal Blust Feb. 10, 2022
Officials detain 4 in robbery of former Sonoran legislator Kendal Blust Feb. 10, 2022
Political party submits formal complaint against ex-Sonoran governor Kendal Blust Feb. 9, 2022
3 arrested in killing of Tijuana journalist Kendal Blust Feb. 9, 2022
Hermosillo launches tourism-focused phone app Kendal Blust Feb. 7, 2022
Documentary shines a light on ‘secret life’ of Sonora caves Kendal Blust Feb. 4, 2022
Remittances to Mexico surged to $51.6B in 2021 Kendal Blust Feb. 3, 2022
Study: Hermosillo residents hit hard during pandemic, but feel optimistic Kendal Blust Feb. 3, 2022
AMLO: Existing mining concessions cannot be used to exploit lithium Kendal Blust Feb. 2, 2022
2 officers killed in attack in Sonoran coastal city Guaymas Kendal Blust Feb. 2, 2022
Hermosillo to subsidize solar panel installation at 100 homes Kendal Blust Jan. 31, 2022
COVID-19 deaths are on the rise this week in Mexico Kendal Blust Jan. 28, 2022
Survey shows prevalence of police bribes in Mexico Kendal Blust Jan. 31, 2022
Mexico’s president wants state control of lithium in Sonora Kendal Blust Jan. 27, 2022
Femicides, gender-based crimes soared in Sonora in 2021 Kendal Blust Jan. 26, 2022
Sonoran officials ask for input on climate change plan Kendal Blust Jan. 26, 2022
Sonora among 10 states legalizing ‘chocolate cars’ Kendal Blust Jan. 24, 2022
Sonoran government investigating previous administration Kendal Blust Jan. 20, 2022
Hermosillo wins $1M toward innovative recycling program Kendal Blust Jan. 19, 2022
Sonora moves forward with massive solar plant near Rocky Point Kendal Blust Jan. 19, 2022
Music festival in Alamos, Sonora, now in question as COVID cases rise Kendal Blust Jan. 17, 2022
Sonoran health officials says in-person classes will continue despite COVID spike Kendal Blust Jan. 14, 2022
U.S. puts restrictions on Mexican boats over illegal fishing Kendal Blust Jan. 17, 2022
Mexican groups seek international probe into torture, forced disappearances Kendal Blust Jan. 14, 2022

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