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
City, County Approve Location For New Douglas Port Of Entry Kendal Blust Apr. 17, 2019
Mexican Women Jump-Start Businesses With New Program Kendal Blust Apr. 16, 2019
Bullfighting At The Border: The Heart Of Nogales's Golden Age Kendal Blust Apr. 12, 2019
Untold Arizona: DouglaPrieta Co-op Empowers Women, Keeps Families Together Kendal Blust Apr. 9, 2019
Women Entrepreneurs Present Trade Show In Nogales Kendal Blust Apr. 4, 2019
Border Closure Threats Deter Business Investments Kendal Blust Apr. 4, 2019
Mexican Marines: Poacher Shot 'Accidently' Kendal Blust Mar. 29, 2019
Arizona Universities Visit Sonoran High School Students Kendal Blust Mar. 29, 2019
3 Injured In Shootout Between Suspected Poachers, Mexican Marines Kendal Blust Mar. 28, 2019
Fishermen Return To Sea Of Cortez In Banned Vaquita Area Kendal Blust Mar. 26, 2019
Report: Wife Of Slain Mexican Journalist Targeted With Spyware Kendal Blust Mar. 20, 2019
Dead Porpoise Found As Report Says Only 10 Left Kendal Blust Mar. 18, 2019
Mexican Grape Growers Host Summit In Arizona Kendal Blust Mar. 13, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Urge Agreement On Mexican Tomatoes Kendal Blust Mar. 13, 2019
BioBlitz Sheds Light On Plant, Animal Life Kendal Blust Mar. 13, 2019
Biologist: Outlook Grim For Endangered Porpoise Kendal Blust Mar. 11, 2019
Sonoran Desert Inspires Researchers To 'Shake Up' Kendal Blust Mar. 6, 2019
Drugs Smuggled From Mexico To Canada In Ford Cars Kendal Blust Mar. 1, 2019
Phoenix, Hermosillo Mayors To Attend Business Leadership Forum Kendal Blust Feb. 27, 2019
BioBlitz Offers Chance To Track Border Biodiversity Kendal Blust Feb. 27, 2019
Nogales, Sonora, Opens New Shelter For Migrants Kendal Blust Feb. 20, 2019
Reactions Mixed To Trump's Emergency Declaration Michel Marizco, Jorge Valencia, Kendal Blust, Murphy Woodhouse Feb. 14, 2019
Border Militarization Sparks The Interest Of Some Tourists Kendal Blust Feb. 14, 2019
Douglas Mayor: ‘False Crisis’ Makes Border Issues Worse Kendal Blust Feb. 7, 2019
Documentary On Vaquita’s Plight Competes At Sundance Kendal Blust Jan. 28, 2019