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].

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Arizona foreclosures drop in 3rd quarter Heather van Blokland Oct. 18, 2021
Analysis: Phoenix soaring rental increases missed in inflation measurements Heather van Blokland Oct. 13, 2021
COVID-19 shortages caused by parallel supply chains Heather van Blokland Oct. 12, 2021
▶ #AZNumbers: Where Arizona's ranks in solar Heather van Blokland Oct. 8, 2021
COVID-19 disruptions forecast to soften holiday retail Heather van Blokland Oct. 5, 2021
▶ #AZNumbers: A closer look at AZ's employment Heather van Blokland Oct. 1, 2021
How one company solved the global supply chain problem Heather van Blokland Oct. 1, 2021
Build Back Better AZ Advocates Say State Needs Infrastructure Funding Heather van Blokland Sept. 29, 2021
▶ #AZNumbers: Hot Home Prices Getting Too Hot Heather van Blokland Sept. 26, 2021
AZ AFL-CIO Sues To Prevent New Union Mandates Heather van Blokland Sept. 22, 2021
Remote Work Is Helping AZ Unemployment Numbers Heather van Blokland Sept. 18, 2021
▶ This Week's #AZNumber: 3.5 Heather van Blokland Sept. 17, 2021
Arizona Land Values Keep Rising Heather van Blokland Sept. 16, 2021
▶ This Week's #AZNumber: 8% Heather van Blokland Sept. 10, 2021
Business Owners Anticipate Return To Work After Benefits Expire Heather van Blokland Sept. 10, 2021
Arizona Unemployment Benefit Ends With Hopes Of Incentivizing Return To Work Heather van Blokland Sept. 8, 2021
Creating Incentives To Pay For Water Could Help Shortages Heather van Blokland Sept. 6, 2021
▶ This Week's #AZNumber: 21 Heather van Blokland Sept. 3, 2021
Apprenticeships Hard To Fill On Tohono O'odham Nation Heather van Blokland Sept. 1, 2021
▶ This Week's #AZNumber: 19 Million Heather van Blokland Aug. 13, 2021
▶ This Week's #AZNumber: 100+ Heather van Blokland Aug. 6, 2021
▶ This Week's #AZNumber: 66.8 Heather van Blokland July 30, 2021
▶ This Week's #AZNumber: 11/6 Heather van Blokland July 23, 2021
▶ This Week's #AZNumber: 18 Heather van Blokland July 16, 2021
▶ This Week's #AZNumber: 22 Million Heather van Blokland July 9, 2021