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
Deadly violence continues in popular Sonoran tourist town San Carlos Kendal Blust July 7, 2022
Mexico to install concrete blocks in the vaquita marina’s habitat to keep fishing nets out Kendal Blust July 6, 2022
AMLO pushes reform to end daylight saving throughout the country Kendal Blust July 6, 2022
Rio Sonora valley residents to receive medical attention, environmental remediation Kendal Blust July 1, 2022
In wake of brutal murders, Sonora authorities tout femicide conviction rate Kendal Blust July 1, 2022
Activists worry effort to modify Sonora femicide law could weaken it Kendal Blust July 4, 2022
AMLO promises full report on Ayotzinapa case by year end Kendal Blust June 30, 2022
5M people identified as part of Mexico LGBTQ+ community in 1st sexual diversity survey Kendal Blust June 29, 2022
Journalist murdered in Tamaulipas is the 12th killed in Mexico in 2022 Kendal Blust June 29, 2022
This family gave up fishing to focus on saving sea turtles Kendal Blust June 27, 2022
Sonora strengthens the private protected areas for conservation Kendal Blust June 20, 2022
Sonoran councilwoman assassinated in Cajeme Kendal Blust June 17, 2022
Mexico begins scheduling COVID vaccinations for kids ages 5-11 Kendal Blust June 16, 2022
Sonora to change law against sharing images of murder victims Kendal Blust June 16, 2022
Comcaac leaders ask tourists to contract directly with members for visits Kendal Blust June 8, 2022
Sonoran Congress votes to end mask mandate Kendal Blust June 8, 2022
Baja California Sur now 9th Mexican state to decriminalize abortion Kendal Blust June 3, 2022
Danger, abuse as asylum claims in Mexico soar Kendal Blust June 3, 2022
Better management, reduced consumption essential to resolving Hermosillo’s water crisis Kendal Blust June 2, 2022
Monarch butterfly populations in Mexico were up, but still too low for survival Kendal Blust May 30, 2022
Sinaloa adopts law protecting journalists and human rights defenders Kendal Blust May 28, 2022
Sonora governor: Desalination will have to be part of state water supply Kendal Blust May 31, 2022
Mountain lion hit on Sonoran highway highlights need for wildlife crossings Kendal Blust May 25, 2022
Sonora’s mask mandate to stay in place in place for now Kendal Blust May 20, 2022
AMLO visits Sonora to address issues of violence, justice Kendal Blust May 20, 2022