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
Sonoran short film receives three awards at international film festival Kendal Blust Nov. 22, 2021
More than 4 in 10 Sonora kids live below the poverty line Kendal Blust Nov. 19, 2021
Asylum seeker artisans to display work in Tucson Kendal Blust Nov. 18, 2021
Sonoran officials hope to open long-term COVID-19 vaccination sites Kendal Blust Nov. 18, 2021
Employment numbers continue to rise in Sonora Kendal Blust Nov. 17, 2021
Sonoran governor presents ‘historic’ budget for 2022 Kendal Blust Nov. 18, 2021
Sonora governor promises 100% of schools will reopen next year Kendal Blust Nov. 11, 2021
Infrastructure package includes millions for Arizona border ports Kendal Blust Nov. 11, 2021
Binational Artwalk is back in Arizona-Sonora border towns this weekend Kendal Blust Nov. 11, 2021
Mexico’s president visits Sonora to oversee ‘justice plan’ in mining town Kendal Blust Nov. 11, 2021
Families reunite as U.S.-Mexico border restrictions lift, but some are not so lucky Kendal Blust, Murphy Woodhouse Nov. 10, 2021
As crossing restrictions are lifted, Arizona border communities begin to reconnect Murphy Woodhouse, Kendal Blust Nov. 9, 2021
Sonora governor asks travelers to delay trips as border restrictions lift Kendal Blust Nov. 5, 2021
Mexican judge orders former oil company head jailed Kendal Blust Nov. 4, 2021
Sonora prepares program for northbound travelers Kendal Blust Nov. 4, 2021
More than 108,000 people have applied for asylum in 2021 Kendal Blust Nov. 3, 2021
Día de Muertos altar honors femicide victims in Sonora Kendal Blust Nov. 3, 2021
Families of missing Yaqui members don't trust officials Kendal Blust Oct. 27, 2021
Vaccinations begin in Sonora for kids with health conditions Kendal Blust Oct. 27, 2021
Communities along Rio Sonora push for greater decision-making power Kendal Blust Oct. 24, 2021
Restaurants in Sonora fully open for the first time during the pandemic Kendal Blust Oct. 22, 2021
Reports show dangers, abuse migrants face at the border Kendal Blust Oct. 22, 2021
PAHO: U.S. shouldn't stop visitors based on vaccine type Kendal Blust Oct. 21, 2021
93% of people who live in this Sonoran city thinks it's unsafe Kendal Blust Oct. 21, 2021
Mexico’s president promises a fix for proof of vaccination Kendal Blust Oct. 20, 2021