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.

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GM And Driver Reach Settlement In Ignition Switch Trial Heather van Blokland Oct. 16, 2017
Mandalay Homes To Build 3,000 Arizona Houses With Solar, Sonnen Batteries Heather van Blokland Oct. 13, 2017
1st Hearing Held on Resolution To Transfer Federal Lands To Renewable Projects Heather van Blokland Oct. 12, 2017
Nissan Dealership Settles With EEOC In Discrimination Case Heather van Blokland Oct. 12, 2017
New Jersey Accuses Chandler-Based Insys Therapeutics Inc. Of Fraud Heather van Blokland Oct. 9, 2017
Strokes On The Rise For Young Adults Heather van Blokland Oct. 9, 2017
Costco Latest Food Retailer To Fight Amazon In Delivery Business Heather van Blokland Oct. 8, 2017
Gold Coin Sales Drop To Lowest Levels In A Decade, Despite Arizona Tax Exemption Heather van Blokland Oct. 6, 2017
Service Industries Reach Highest Point In A Decade Heather van Blokland Oct. 6, 2017
Telecom Merger Contingent On Divestitures In Three States Heather van Blokland Oct. 3, 2017
Non-Traditional Businesses Fill In Spaces Post-Recession Heather van Blokland Oct. 2, 2017
Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants Reach Collective Bargaining Agreement Heather van Blokland Sept. 30, 2017
Honeywell Working To Connect Airplanes To The Internet Heather van Blokland Sept. 28, 2017
Farmers, Ranchers Watching For Changes In Tax Code Heather van Blokland Sept. 27, 2017
UA Researchers Find Blue Light Improves Memory Heather van Blokland Sept. 22, 2017
GDP Rising In Metro Areas Across U.S. Heather van Blokland Sept. 20, 2017
Copper Gets A Bump From Changing Automotive Industry Heather van Blokland Sept. 20, 2017
Trump Administration To Expand Hunting At National Monuments Heather van Blokland Sept. 16, 2017
Suit Against Diagnostics Company Dropped Heather van Blokland Sept. 14, 2017
Western Citrus Growers Won't Fill Gap From Eastern Storms Heather van Blokland Sept. 14, 2017
Family Sentenced In Real Estate Fraud, Tax Evasion Heather van Blokland Sept. 13, 2017
Tempe-Based ISM Says Service Economy Is Strong Heather van Blokland Sept. 11, 2017
USDA Reports Grocers Lagging Behind In QR-Code Labels Heather van Blokland Sept. 11, 2017
Startup Belgian Company Named After Yuma Heather van Blokland Sept. 8, 2017
Leafy Greens Growers In Arizona, Californa Meet Federal Deadline Ahead Of Schedule Heather van Blokland Sept. 5, 2017