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
Sustainable Bacanora Distinction In Sonora To Protect Bats, Agave Kendal Blust Dec. 10, 2020
Some Mexican Students Can Resume In-Person Classes In January Kendal Blust Dec. 10, 2020
Scientists Capture Footage Of Possible New Whale Species In Mexico Kendal Blust Dec. 9, 2020
Sonora Governor: We Should Be A Priority For Vaccines Because Of AZ Proximity Kendal Blust Dec. 9, 2020
Many In Hermosillo Reimagine A Greener City Kendal Blust Dec. 8, 2020
AZ Legislators Ask For Land Port Funding In Appropriations Bill Kendal Blust Dec. 7, 2020
Sonoran Governor Urges ‘Paisanos’ Not To Visit This Year Amid Pandemic Kendal Blust Dec. 4, 2020
AMLO Says He Will ‘Rescue’ Toll Booths From Protesters In Sonora Kendal Blust Dec. 3, 2020
Restrictions Tighten Somewhat In Sonora As COVID-19 Cases Soar Kendal Blust Dec. 3, 2020
Travel Restrictions Hinder Economic Recovery In Mexico's Tourist Towns Lauren Gilger, Kendal Blust Dec. 3, 2020
Migrants Urge Biden To Restore The Right To Asylum Kendal Blust Dec. 2, 2020
Serious Water Contamination In Rio Sonora Communities Confirmed Kendal Blust Nov. 30, 2020
Mexico’s Publishes 'Ethical Guide' To Address 'Crisis Of Lost Values' Kendal Blust Dec. 1, 2020
Mexican Senate Votes To End Presidential Immunity Kendal Blust Dec. 1, 2020
Sonoran Leaders: New Map Will Help Reduce COVID-19 Cases Statewide Kendal Blust Nov. 27, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Could Start By Mid-December In Mexico Kendal Blust Nov. 25, 2020
Mexico Women Protest On International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women Kendal Blust Nov. 25, 2020
CDC Warns Against Travel To Mexico As COVID-19 Cases Rise Kendal Blust Nov. 25, 2020
Murder Rates Continue To Climb In Mexico Kendal Blust Nov. 20, 2020
Sonora Implements Statewide Mask Mandate Kendal Blust Nov. 20, 2020
Mexico Turns To Private Hospitals To Increase Coronavirus Care Capacity Kendal Blust Nov. 19, 2020
U.S.-Mexico Border Closure Extended Through Late December Kendal Blust Nov. 19, 2020
Endangered Fish Released Into Sea Of Cortez, Where Poaching Rampant Kendal Blust Nov. 18, 2020
Mexico To Take Up Investigation Into Former Defense Secretary Kendal Blust Nov. 18, 2020
Joe Biden Inherits Trump's Border Wall –– And Its Lawsuits Michel Marizco, Kendal Blust Nov. 13, 2020