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
Protests Restricting Travel Into Sonora On Hold Kendal Blust July 10, 2020
Sonoyta Protesters Allow Travelers Through Border Blockade For Now Kendal Blust July 9, 2020
Town Residents Block U.S. Citizens From Entering Mexico Kendal Blust, Steve Goldstein July 7, 2020
U.S. Consul General In Hermosillo Leaves Post After 3 Years Kendal Blust July 6, 2020
Boardwalk Reopens As Rocky Point Continues 'Reactivation' Kendal Blust June 25, 2020
Mexico Will Send More Troops To Sonora To Address Violence Kendal Blust June 24, 2020
Sonora Implements New COVID-19 Response Strategy Kendal Blust June 24, 2020
Cuts To Mexico’s Park Service Threaten Conservation Kendal Blust June 24, 2020
Rocky Point Reactivating Economy, Welcomes Tourists Kendal Blust June 16, 2020
Lawsuit Seeks Trade Sanctions Against Mexico To Protect Vaquita Kendal Blust June 11, 2020
Health Clinic Reopens In Town Impacted By Mining Spill Kendal Blust June 10, 2020
In Sonora, No Sign Of Coronavirus Cases Slowing Down Mark Brodie, Kendal Blust June 8, 2020
11 Years After Tragic ABC Daycare Fire, Fight For Justice Continues Kendal Blust June 5, 2020
For Fishermen Near Vaquita Habitat, Government Assistance Falls Short Kendal Blust June 3, 2020
Sonoran Health Officials Will Implement New COVID-19 ‘Risk Index’ Kendal Blust June 1, 2020
Rocky Point Residents Allowed To Re-Enter City Kendal Blust May 29, 2020
‘Sanitation Tunnels’ At The Border May Do More Harm Than Good Kendal Blust May 28, 2020
Sonora Could Have ‘Long Stretch’ Ahead For COVID-19 Transmission Kendal Blust May 27, 2020
Hermosillo Mayor, Other Sonoran Officials Test Positive For COVID-19 Kendal Blust May 26, 2020
Rocky Point Hopes To Establish Binational 'Health Corridor' With Arizona Kendal Blust May 26, 2020
Hermosillo Celebrates Founding With Virtual Fiestas Del Pitic This Year Kendal Blust May 21, 2020
Rocky Point Hopes To Welcome Visitors Back In June Kendal Blust May 21, 2020
Social Distancing Measures At Port Of Entry Causing Crowding Outside Kendal Blust May 18, 2020
Project Connects Spanish Speakers With Coronavirus News, Resources Kendal Blust May 14, 2020
Asylum Seekers Not Required To Appear For Delayed Hearing Kendal Blust May 11, 2020