Heather van Blokland

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Heather van Blokland moved to Phoenix in March 2016 to join KJZZ as a host/producer, after working as an on-air host/producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, covering middays, weekends and most everything in between. van Blokland previously worked as a Morning Edition host and reporter at Florida NPR affiliate WUFT-FM, covering business and agriculture beats. She was also the local producer and editor for StoryCorps’ story booth.

Like many in public media, van Blokland brings a diverse background to her daily duties. Her first career was in the private sector as a financial analyst manager in commercial and investment banking. She also used to teach canoeing and kayaking on the local rivers in North Central Florida. Her education includes a master’s in mass communication from the University of Florida, a bachelor’s in finance, marketing and multinational business from Florida State University, and a diploma in acting for film and television from Vancouver Film School in Vancouver, British Columbia. She wrote and produced a film, later submitted to the Vancouver International Film Festival.

In her free time, van Blokland enjoys exploring the outdoors, everything from a hike on South Mountain to Vancouver's Butchart Gardens to a ride through Swaziland’s Mkhaya Game Reserve. Her travels have included South Africa, Swaziland, western Canada, Australia, the British Isles, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay and summers on the outskirts of London. She is also a certified open-water diver, and still looking to apply that skill in Phoenix.

Half Southern and half English, van Blokland enjoys using phrases that surprise people. She does not enjoy steak and kidney pie or Monty Python. You can send your ardent disagreements with this statement to her directly at hvanblokland@kjzz.org.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Regulators Considering Lower Minimum Age To Solve Chronic Driver Shortage Heather van Blokland May 20, 2019
Insys May Seek Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection Heather van Blokland May 15, 2019
Amid Crisis, Chinese Company Reinvigorates U.S. Paper Heather van Blokland May 14, 2019
Trump Tariffs May Flatten Arizona's Canned Beverages Heather van Blokland May 13, 2019
Mining Company Sues Its Own Retirees To Change Benefits Provided Heather van Blokland May 10, 2019
Supima Partners To Develop Origin Mapping For Cotton Heather van Blokland May 9, 2019
Phoenix's Retirement Shortfall Among Worst In U.S. Heather van Blokland May 8, 2019
Insys Therapeutics Exec Found Guilty In Bribery Case Heather van Blokland May 2, 2019
APS Re-Ups Battery Storage Plans Despite Facility Explosion Heather van Blokland May 1, 2019
ASU Partners On Commercially Viable CO2 Technology Heather van Blokland May 1, 2019
Battery Storage Undergoes Rapid Growth, Despite Risks Heather van Blokland April 29, 2019
Judge Rules Against Former Theranos Exec During SEC Trial Heather van Blokland April 26, 2019
High Court Hears Case On Whether SNAP Data Should Be Made Public Heather van Blokland, Steve Goldstein April 24, 2019
Phoenicians Rank Community Connection High In Local News Heather van Blokland April 22, 2019
Arizona's Milk Labeling Fight Mirrors National Debates Heather van Blokland April 4, 2019
Renewables Generate $9.4 Billion Since 2001, Study Says Heather van Blokland March 26, 2019
Arizona Ranks Third Worst For Affordable Housing Heather van Blokland March 15, 2019
Swift Settles Driver Class Action Claims For $100 Million Heather van Blokland March 15, 2019
Insys Theraputics May Be Going Out Of Business Heather van Blokland March 14, 2019
Entry Level Home Prices Rise In Phoenix Heather van Blokland March 4, 2019
Scottsdale-Based Axon Loses Patent Challenge Heather van Blokland Feb. 28, 2019
Legislative Fix Proposed For Rural-Urban Health Divide Heather van Blokland Feb. 18, 2019
Valley Business Developing Road-Sensing Technology Heather van Blokland Jan. 25, 2019
Metro Phoenix Home Prices Leveling Off Heather van Blokland Jan. 25, 2019
Arizona Crime Rates Lower Than National Average Heather van Blokland Jan. 25, 2019

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