Heather van Blokland

Host

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
Agriculture Census Asking Arizona Farmers To Be Counted Heather van Blokland Jun. 12, 2018
China’s Policy Shift Forces Flagstaff To Scrap Recycling Efforts Heather van Blokland Jun. 6, 2018
Rural Vs. Urban Divide About Financial Future Heather van Blokland May. 25, 2018
College Enrollment Down Except For AZ Heather van Blokland May. 25, 2018
Flagstaff Ban On Recycling Certain Plastics Begins June 1 Heather van Blokland May. 24, 2018
New AZ Cybersecurity Protections Target Banking System Heather van Blokland May. 21, 2018
Applied Energetics Sets Action Plan For Company Reorganization Heather van Blokland May. 18, 2018
Phoenix Homes Selling Faster, Inventory Falling Heather van Blokland May. 18, 2018
Leafy Greens Growers Updating Protocols For Food Safety Heather van Blokland May. 17, 2018
Microchip Technology Clears Antitrust Hurdles In China, Global Targets Heather van Blokland May. 15, 2018
DOJ Joins Lawsuits Against Insys Therapeutics, Inc. Heather van Blokland May. 14, 2018
California To Feel Economic Impact From Lettuce Recall Heather van Blokland May. 10, 2018
Insys Therapeutics Licenses Subsys To Sell In Middle East Heather van Blokland May. 9, 2018
Minority Businesses Encouraged To Use SkyBridge Heather van Blokland May. 8, 2018
Tourism Top Economic Driver For Arizona Heather van Blokland May. 7, 2018
Destination Big Box: Why Brick-And-Mortar Retail Holds On In Phoenix Heather van Blokland May. 2, 2018
Priced Out: When Recovering Home Prices Leave Some Behind Heather van Blokland Apr. 26, 2018
Arizona Hotel Occupancy Rate 3rd Highest In U.S. Heather van Blokland, Phil Latzman Apr. 24, 2018
Flagstaff Businesses Found Violating Minimum Wage Laws Heather van Blokland Apr. 23, 2018
Candidate For Governor Bennett Cites Need For Broader Tax Base Heather van Blokland Apr. 21, 2018
Median Home Prices Recover In Half Of U.S. — But Not AZ Heather van Blokland Apr. 19, 2018
Supreme Court Rejects Copyright Suit By Arizona Company Heather van Blokland Apr. 16, 2018
Trump Issues Memo Reviewing Clean Air Standards At National Parks Heather van Blokland Apr. 16, 2018
Arizona Ranks 10th Nationwide For Underemployment Heather van Blokland Apr. 11, 2018
Ducey Suspends Uber's Autonomous Vehicle Testing In Arizona Heather van Blokland Mar. 27, 2018

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