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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Copper Gets A Bump From Changing Automotive Industry Heather van Blokland Sept. 20, 2017
Trump Administration To Expand Hunting At National Monuments Heather van Blokland Sept. 16, 2017
Suit Against Diagnostics Company Dropped Heather van Blokland Sept. 14, 2017
Western Citrus Growers Won't Fill Gap From Eastern Storms Heather van Blokland Sept. 14, 2017
Family Sentenced In Real Estate Fraud, Tax Evasion Heather van Blokland Sept. 13, 2017
Tempe-Based ISM Says Service Economy Is Strong Heather van Blokland Sept. 11, 2017
USDA Reports Grocers Lagging Behind In QR-Code Labels Heather van Blokland Sept. 11, 2017
Startup Belgian Company Named After Yuma Heather van Blokland Sept. 8, 2017
Leafy Greens Growers In Arizona, Californa Meet Federal Deadline Ahead Of Schedule Heather van Blokland Sept. 5, 2017
Insys Therapeutics Responds To AZ Attorney General Lawsuit Heather van Blokland Sept. 2, 2017
FTC Action Halts Telemarketing Scheme In Arizona Heather van Blokland Sept. 1, 2017
Arizona AG Files Suit Against Insys Therapeutics Heather van Blokland Aug. 31, 2017
Arizona Does Not Top Heat-Related Injuries List Nationwide Heather van Blokland Aug. 30, 2017
Freeport McMoRan Cedes Control Of Copper Mine Heather van Blokland Aug. 30, 2017
Study: Powder Used In Hindu Ceremonies Contains Lead Heather van Blokland Aug. 29, 2017
Amazon’s Price Cut At Whole Foods Starts Monday Heather van Blokland Aug. 25, 2017
Republic Services Acquires Nation’s Largest Recycling Processing Center Heather van Blokland Aug. 25, 2017
Scottsdale-Based Pei Wei Moving Headquarters To Texas Heather van Blokland Aug. 25, 2017
Study Finds Epilepsy Cases Rising Across U.S. Heather van Blokland Aug. 23, 2017
Boeing, Northrop Awarded Missile Replacement Contract Heather van Blokland Aug. 23, 2017
Study: Pain, Complications Common Post Hysterectomy Heather van Blokland Aug. 21, 2017
Insys To Pay $4.5 Million In Lawsuit Settlement Heather van Blokland Aug. 21, 2017
Sen. John McCain Completes First Round Of Chemo Heather van Blokland Aug. 19, 2017
High-Cal Foods May Raise Cancer Risk In Women, Even Without Weight Gain Heather van Blokland Aug. 18, 2017
New Research Supports Evidence Of Western Forest Decline Heather van Blokland Aug. 17, 2017