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 Publication Date
Median Home Prices Recover In Half Of U.S. — But Not Arizona Yet Heather van Blokland April 19, 2018
Supreme Court Rejects Copyright Suit By Arizona Company Heather van Blokland April 16, 2018
Trump Issues Memo Reviewing Clean Air Standards At National Parks Heather van Blokland April 16, 2018
Arizona Ranks 10th Nationwide For Underemployment Heather van Blokland April 11, 2018
Gov. Ducey Suspends Uber's Autonomous Vehicle Testing In Arizona Heather van Blokland March 27, 2018
Housing Prices Up Nationwide In January Heather van Blokland March 22, 2018
Salt River Project, SolarCity Settle Lawsuit Without Addressing Customer Rates Heather van Blokland March 20, 2018
Trade Policy Top Of Mind For Perdue Heather van Blokland March 19, 2018
Arizona 'Fintech' Proponents To Gather March 22 In Phoenix Heather van Blokland March 19, 2018
Hispanic Homebuying Outpaces Other Populations. Will It Continue? Heather van Blokland March 15, 2018
Home Refinancing Plummets, Construction Loans On The Rise Heather van Blokland March 15, 2018
Theranos Founder Settles Federal Fraud Charges Heather van Blokland March 14, 2018
Financial Assistance Program For Cotton Farmers Begins This Week Heather van Blokland March 12, 2018
Red Squirrels Dying At Higher Rates Heather van Blokland March 12, 2018
Canadian Company Acquires Arizona Medical Marijuana Company For $15M Heather van Blokland March 07, 2018
Arizona Ranchers, Livestock Producers Eligible For Drought Disaster Assistance Heather van Blokland March 06, 2018
Groups Lobby For Small Farm Funding Heather van Blokland March 05, 2018
Insys Prescriber Sentenced To Prison For Health Care Fraud Heather van Blokland February 27, 2018
Arizona Bill To Remove Hearing Aid Battery Tax Passes Finance Committee Heather van Blokland February 19, 2018
Insys Therapeutics Responds To U.S. Senate Report On Drugmaker Donations Heather van Blokland February 15, 2018
Arizona Tourism Fights For Share Of Wallet In Information Age Heather van Blokland February 12, 2018
Current Events And Social Media Increase Stress Heather van Blokland February 09, 2018
Native Communities Continue To Struggle To Control Food System Heather van Blokland February 08, 2018
Tribal Telecom Addresses Need For Internet Connectivity Heather van Blokland February 01, 2018
ASU Professor Argues For Increased State Funding For KidsCare Heather van Blokland January 30, 2018

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