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
Young Sonoran composer aspires to write music for films Kendal Blust Jan. 7, 2022
Searching mothers ask cartels to allow their search for disappeared Kendal Blust Jan. 5, 2022
Asylum applications in Mexico hit historic highs in 2021 Kendal Blust Jan. 5, 2022
In-person classes back at UNISON for first time amid the pandemic Kendal Blust Dec. 30, 2021
Sonora governor promises to make agave spirit bacanora core part of state economy Kendal Blust Dec. 30, 2021
Cruise ship with COVID-19 outbreak docks in Guaymas Kendal Blust Dec. 30, 2021
Sonoran launches domestic violence hotline ahead of the holidays Kendal Blust Dec. 24, 2021
Sonora heads into the holidays with 53% vaccination rate Kendal Blust Dec. 22, 2021
Hermosillo leaders say they’re taking action on climate change Kendal Blust Dec. 18, 2021
Mexican officials sign agreement with migrant group Kendal Blust Dec. 18, 2021
U.S. ambassador to Mexico discusses security, trade in Sonora Kendal Blust Dec. 16, 2021
AMLO: Navy to lead response to growing Sonora violence Kendal Blust Dec. 16, 2021
Mexico’s first lady: Reading is a tool to combat violence Kendal Blust Dec. 15, 2021
Sonoran leaders still working to repair, reopen schools Kendal Blust Dec. 15, 2021
Comcaac Nation in Sonora partners with nonprofits to beautify community Kendal Blust Dec. 13, 2021
More than 50 migrants killed in a crash in southern Mexico Kendal Blust Dec. 10, 2021
Lawmakers urge Homeland Security to launch tourism expansion pilot Kendal Blust Dec. 10, 2021
Sonora addressing Guaymas sewage crisis, governor says Kendal Blust Dec. 9, 2021
Mexican government says it failed to protect missing Sonoran journalist Kendal Blust Dec. 8, 2021
Booster shots start up in Sonora for people 60 and older Kendal Blust Dec. 8, 2021
In 2 Mexican beach towns, raw sewage is running in the streets Kendal Blust Dec. 5, 2021
Mexico to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to older adults Kendal Blust Dec. 6, 2021
COVID-19 omicron variant detected in Mexico Kendal Blust Dec. 3, 2021
Feminist organizer killed in attack on Sonora protest Kendal Blust Nov. 29, 2021
Mexico to offer Haitian migrants alternative to asylum Kendal Blust Nov. 27, 2021