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
Feminist Groups In Sonora Call Law On Sexual Violence Onilne A 'Hoax' Kendal Blust Aug. 13, 2020
Sonora Eases Path For Bacanora Producers To Sell Products Locally Kendal Blust Aug. 11, 2020
Sonoran Officials: Youth Responsible For Most Coronavirus Spread Kendal Blust Aug. 9, 2020
Mexico’s President Inaugurates Controversial Dam In Sonora Kendal Blust Aug. 6, 2020
Asylum Seekers, Advocates Protests At Border Wall In Nogales Kendal Blust
Alisa Reznick
Aug. 6, 2020
What A New $50 Fee Means To Asylum Seekers In The U.S. Lauren Gilger, Kendal Blust Aug. 6, 2020
6 Years After Rio Sonora Mining Spill, Contamination Continues Kendal Blust Aug. 5, 2020
Pandemic Fuels Social Movement In Border Town Kendal Blust Aug. 5, 2020
Sonora Offers New Funding For The Arts During Pandemic Kendal Blust Aug. 2, 2020
Sonora Surpasses 20,000 Coronavirus Cases Kendal Blust Aug. 2, 2020
Ruben Gallego Blasts Fellow Congressman's COVID Behavior Kendal Blust Aug. 2, 2020
Mexico Captures Cartel Leader 'El Marro' Kendal Blust Aug. 2, 2020
'The Time Is Now': Rocky Point Opens Beaches Kendal Blust July 31, 2020
Juarez Cartel Sued By Family Of Slain Women And Children Kendal Blust, Steve Goldstein July 30, 2020
Sonoran Officials Apprehend Man Wanted In AZ Murder Kendal Blust July 28, 2020
Report: Health Crisis For Migrants At Border Predates COVID-19 Kendal Blust July 28, 2020
Border Wildlife Study Needs Virtual Volunteers To Help Identify Species Kendal Blust July 24, 2020
Yaqui Indigenous Communities In Sonora Protest Over Water Rights Kendal Blust July 23, 2020
Some Sonoran Beaches Set To Reopen By This Weekend Kendal Blust July 22, 2020
Sonoran Students To Start School Year Online Kendal Blust July 21, 2020
Sonoyta Installs Health Filters, Urges Tourists To Reconsider Travel Kendal Blust July 17, 2020
Hermosillo Baseball Team Bets On Playing For A Crowd In October Kendal Blust July 15, 2020
Authorities Sanction Sonoran Pharmacy For Price Gouging Kendal Blust July 14, 2020
Report: Gender-Based Violence On The Rise In Sonora During Pandemic Kendal Blust July 14, 2020
More Than 600 Sonoran Businesses Participate In Amazon Virtual Training Kendal Blust July 13, 2020