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 [email protected].

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Exploratory Mining Company Seeks BLM Approval To Drill On Adjacent Federal Lands Heather van Blokland Nov. 26, 2017
Carabiners Recalled By Consumer Product Safety Commission Heather van Blokland Nov. 24, 2017
Privately-Owned Alcohol Distributors Merge, Now Cover U.S.And Canada Heather van Blokland Nov. 22, 2017
RVs Use Up In Younger Demographic Heather van Blokland Nov. 21, 2017
Arizona Aerospace Startup Says Industry Diversified, Some Players Unrecognized Heather van Blokland Nov. 20, 2017
Federal Court Orders Arizona Man And His Company Pay Over $2 Million In Restitution For Commodities Fraud Heather van Blokland Nov. 16, 2017
Scottsdale-Based Axon Cites International Customers As Strong Source Of Growth Heather van Blokland Nov. 16, 2017
Broadcasters Choose Phoenix To Test FCC-Approved Upgrades Heather van Blokland Nov. 16, 2017
Digital Company Requests Supreme Court Hearing In Case Against GoDaddy Heather van Blokland Nov. 14, 2017
New Federal Laws Begin For Horse Betting Heather van Blokland Nov. 14, 2017
Chandler-Based Aerospace Supplier Inks International Contract Heather van Blokland Nov. 12, 2017
Former Real Estate Executive Gets Prison Sentence For Fake Accounting Heather van Blokland Nov. 10, 2017
Medline And Centurion Medical Products Merge Heather van Blokland Nov. 6, 2017
Boeing Signs Contract With Arizona-Based TurbineAero Heather van Blokland Nov. 6, 2017
USDA Grant Supports Native Agriculture In Arizona Heather van Blokland Nov. 6, 2017
SEC Fines Software Startup Nearly $1M Heather van Blokland Oct. 31, 2017
CDC: Costume Eyewear A Health Risk At Halloween Heather van Blokland Oct. 30, 2017
Phoenix Jury Finds Industrial Products Company Liable For Asbestos Contamination Heather van Blokland Oct. 30, 2017
GoDaddy Receives Patent Approval To Suggest Domain Names Heather van Blokland Oct. 26, 2017
Phoenix-Based Company First With Amazon Lockers Heather van Blokland Oct. 23, 2017
Clean-Movie Streaming Service VidAngel Declares Ch. 11 Heather van Blokland Oct. 20, 2017
Scottsdale-Based Axon Brings A.I. Equipment To Police Heather van Blokland Oct. 19, 2017
Grijalva Asks Interior Department For Coal Study Information Heather van Blokland Oct. 17, 2017
Climate Change Study Focuses On Desert Heather van Blokland Oct. 17, 2017
GM And Driver Reach Settlement In Ignition Switch Trial Heather van Blokland Oct. 16, 2017