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
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
Mesa-Based Chemical Company Expands To Texas Heather van Blokland Aug. 17, 2017
Study: Glucosamine Supplements Don’t Help With Joint Pain Heather van Blokland Aug. 14, 2017
More Than 100 Applebee's Locations To Close Heather van Blokland Aug. 14, 2017
AI Robots Look For New Drugs For ALS Heather van Blokland Aug. 11, 2017
GoDaddy Share Price Hits 52-Week High Heather van Blokland Aug. 10, 2017
APS Touts Its Rural Battery Storage Heather van Blokland Aug. 10, 2017
USGS Upgrades To Broadband From California To Arizona Heather van Blokland Aug. 10, 2017
Tucson-Based Vector Launches Its First Rocket Heather van Blokland Aug. 9, 2017
FTC: Companies Laundered Credit-Card Payments In $6 Million Scam Heather van Blokland Aug. 8, 2017
Sprouts To Expand Amazon Prime Partnership Heather van Blokland Aug. 7, 2017
Insys Therapeutics To Write-Off $4.5 Million Heather van Blokland Aug. 5, 2017
Arizona's Hot Summer Drives Strong Earnings For Electric Utility Heather van Blokland Aug. 4, 2017
Theranos Will Return $4.65 Million To Arizona Consumers Heather van Blokland Aug. 3, 2017
Gov. Ducey Requests SBA Loan Relief For Fire Victims Heather van Blokland Aug. 2, 2017
Arizona Attorney General Issues Judgment Against Company For Phony Fliers Heather van Blokland Aug. 1, 2017
Wells Fargo Profits Despite Losses Heather van Blokland July 24, 2017
ASU Wins $4.3 Million In Grants From U.S. Department of Energy Heather van Blokland July 22, 2017