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
Phoenix Wage Increases Outpace Other Cities Heather van Blokland Aug. 6, 2018
Younger Workers Needed To Fill Long-Term Positions Heather van Blokland Aug. 6, 2018
FTC Charges Auto Dealers Targeting Navajo Borrowers Heather van Blokland Aug. 6, 2018
Home Prices Keep Rising, Inventory Isn't Heather van Blokland Jul. 23, 2018
Phoenix Accepts Bids For Recycling Mill, Combating Landfill Waste Heather van Blokland Jul. 20, 2018
Arizona Saw Record Number Of Visitors Last Year Heather van Blokland Jul. 19, 2018
Phoenix Foreclosure Rate Up In First 6 Months Of 2018 Heather van Blokland Jul. 13, 2018
Is Home Remodeling Recession Proof? Heather van Blokland Jul. 4, 2018
USDA Annual Report Shows Changing Trends In Planted Crops Heather van Blokland Jun. 29, 2018
Horse Race Betting Now Year-Round Heather van Blokland Jun. 22, 2018
Homes Not Affordable For Average Earners In Much Of U.S. Heather van Blokland Jun. 21, 2018
States Support EPA Decision To Not Place Federal Rules On Hardrock Mining Heather van Blokland Jun. 18, 2018
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

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