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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ON Semiconductor Reports Record Revenue Heather van Blokland May 4, 2021
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Study: Meatpacking Plants Cause $11.2B In Negative Economic Impact Heather van Blokland April 21, 2021
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Arizona Unemployment Rate Down Slightly; Hope For COVID-19 Recovery Ticks Up Heather van Blokland April 15, 2021
Why The Pandemic Has Led To A Global Shortage Of Microchips Heather van Blokland March 29, 2021
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Intel To Spend $20B To Expand Arizona Facilities Heather van Blokland March 23, 2021
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Microchip Maker Adjusts Through Pandemic Sales Decline, Surge Heather van Blokland March 8, 2021
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Student Loan Debt Is Affecting Older Borrowers Heather van Blokland March 8, 2021
Conservative Group Urges Arizona To Support Renewables Heather van Blokland March 1, 2021
Study: Arizona Using Less Water, But Growth Threatens Supply Heather van Blokland March 1, 2021
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Axon Loses 9th Circuit Court Appeal Over Acquisition Heather van Blokland Feb. 9, 2021
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NAU Study Shows U.S. Cities Underreport Emissions Heather van Blokland Feb. 5, 2021
Insys Therapeutics Former CEO To Pay $5M To New Jersey Heather van Blokland Feb. 1, 2021
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