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 Activists To March For Abortion Rights Kendal Blust Sept. 28, 2020
Fishermen Push Back On New Restrictions In Mexico's Sea Of Cortez Kendal Blust Sept. 25, 2020
Sonora Bars, Clubs Prepare To Reopen Starting This Week Kendal Blust Sept. 24, 2020
Schools South Of The Border: Some Sonoran Students, Families Struggle For Education Kendal Blust Sept. 24, 2020
Hermosillo Mayor Faces Backlash After Comment About Drug Traffickers Kendal Blust Sept. 17, 2020
Wife Trying To Raise $50K To Get Husband To Tucson Hospital Kendal Blust Sept. 17, 2020
Patrol Ship Returns To Sea Of Cortez To Protect Endangered Porpoise Kendal Blust Sept. 16, 2020
Feminists In Sonora ‘Take Over’ Human Rights Commission Office Kendal Blust Sept. 15, 2020
Q&AZ: How Will Sonora Celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day This Year? Kendal Blust Sept. 15, 2020
Rocky Point Beach Receives Blue Flag Designation Kendal Blust Sept. 3, 2020
Rocky Point Expects Surge Of Holiday Visitors Despite Border Restrictions Kendal Blust Sept. 2, 2020
Sonora Nonprofit Raises $5M Through Virutal Concert Kendal Blust Aug. 31, 2020
New U.S. Consuls Arrive At Hermosillo, Nogales Consulates Kendal Blust Aug. 30, 2020
Arizona-Sonora Short Film Contest Open For Submissions Kendal Blust Aug. 31, 2020
Mexican Officials: Coronavirus Risk Has Decreased In Sonora Kendal Blust Aug. 30, 2020
New Ways Of Working: Sonoran Businesses Adapt, Grow Amid Pandemic Kendal Blust Aug. 26, 2020
AMLO Claims La Mora Massacre Investigation Nearly Complete Kendal Blust Aug. 24, 2020
Man Who Ordered Mexican Journalist’s Killing Sentenced To 50 Years Kendal Blust Aug. 24, 2020
Sonora Training Dogs To Detect Coronavirus Cases Kendal Blust Aug. 23, 2020
Yaqui Protesters End Highway And Rail Blockades In Southern Sonora Kendal Blust Aug. 23, 2020
Sonoran Hospitals At 40% Capacity For COVID-19 Patients Kendal Blust Aug. 20, 2020
Members Of Sonora Yaqui Community Continue Protests Kendal Blust Aug. 19, 2020
Sonoran Legislators Delay Vote On Digital Violence Law Amid Protests Kendal Blust Aug. 16, 2020
Sonora Reports Lowest Daily COVID-19 Deaths In Months Kendal Blust Aug. 16, 2020
U.S.-Mexico Border Closure Extended Another Month Kendal Blust Aug. 16, 2020