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
Study Documents Wildlife Movement Across The Border Kendal Blust April 6, 2020
Clash Between Armed Groups Leaves 19 Dead In Northern Mexico Kendal Blust April 5, 2020
Mexican Constitutional Reform Expands Pension, Health Care Systems Kendal Blust April 5, 2020
Sonora Considers Harsher Measures To Control Coronavirus Spread Kendal Blust April 5, 2020
Activists Skeptical Of Upcoming Sale Of Hermosillo Fields For COVID-19 Relief Kendal Blust April 3, 2020
Sonora Legislators Donate Salaries For Coronavirus Relief Kendal Blust April 2, 2020
‘Remain In Mexico’ Hearings, Visa Interviews Further Delayed Kendal Blust April 1, 2020
Women Make Their Place In Growing Industry For Sonoran Agave Spirit Bacanora Kendal Blust April 1, 2020
How Arizona Is Coping With Coronavirus: Douglas, Nogales Kendal Blust, Murphy Woodhouse March 31, 2020
Officials Take Temperatures Of Southbound Border Crossers In Nogales, Sonora Kendal Blust March 27, 2020
Coronavirus Border Policies Take Toll On Asylum Seekers, Farmworkers Kendal Blust, Steve Goldstein March 26, 2020
'Remain in Mexico' Delay Could Increase Risk To Migrants Kendal Blust March 24, 2020
Mexicali Residents Vote To Reject U.S. Brewery Over Water Use Kendal Blust March 23, 2020
As Coronavirus Cases Increase In Sonora, Authorities Rely On Travelers To Self-Isolate Kendal Blust March 23, 2020
Nogales Migrant Aid Group Changes Protocol To Avoid Spread Of Coronavirus Kendal Blust March 20, 2020
Feminists In Sonora Denounce Alleged Attacks On Participants Of Women’s Marches Kendal Blust March 20, 2020
COVID-19 Precautions Clear Protesters From Sonoran Toll Booths Kendal Blust March 20, 2020
The Purple Revolution: Women Fight Against Violence And Impunity In Mexico Kendal Blust, Rodrigo Cervantes, Lauren Gilger March 9, 2020
Conflict Continues Between Conservationists, Poachers In Sea of Cortez Kendal Blust March 5, 2020
Relative Of Massacred Women and Children Flees Mexico Amid Threats Kendal Blust March 3, 2020
Endangered Ocelot Killed After Being Struck By Car On Sonoran Highway Kendal Blust March 3, 2020
Conservation Groups: Wall Puts Sonora Sites 'In Danger' Kendal Blust Feb. 22, 2020
Untold Arizona: Creating Cross-Border Connections Through Art Kendal Blust Feb. 18, 2020
Migrant Aid Group Opens New Shelter In Nogales, Sonora Kendal Blust Feb. 13, 2020
Conservationist Ship Attacked In Vaquita Refuge Kendal Blust Feb. 10, 2020