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
#AZNumbers: April 17, 2020 Heather van Blokland April 17, 2020
Phoenix Residential Recycling Collection Up 20% Heather van Blokland April 20, 2020
EPA Sued For Failing To Act On Arizona Air Pollution Heather van Blokland April 16, 2020
Ducey Order Allows Food Trucks At AZ Rest Stops Heather van Blokland April 16, 2020
COVID-19 Threatens Glass Recycling Services Heather van Blokland April 14, 2020
Axon Holds Up Against Coronavirus, Loses FTC Battle Heather van Blokland April 13, 2020
#AZNumbers: April 10, 2020 Heather van Blokland April 10, 2020
Wells Fargo Gets Green Light For Small Business Loans Heather van Blokland April 8, 2020
#AZNumbers: April 3, 2020 Heather van Blokland April 3, 2020
#AZNumbers: March 27, 2020 Heather van Blokland March 27, 2020
#AZNumbers: March 20, 2020 Heather van Blokland March 20, 2020
Can Lowering Cost Of Carbon Capture Bring Business On-Board With Climate Change? Heather van Blokland, Lauren Gilger March 16, 2020
#AZNumbers: March 13, 2020 Heather van Blokland March 13, 2020
Coronavirus Fears Expose Underlying Economic Issues Heather van Blokland March 10, 2020
#AZNumbers: March 6, 2020 Heather van Blokland March 6, 2020
Arizona Girl Scouts Are In The Business Of Staying In Business Heather van Blokland March 2, 2020
#AZNumbers: Feb. 28, 2020 Heather van Blokland Feb. 28, 2020
Trump Promises Bailout For U.S. Farmers Heather van Blokland Feb. 24, 2020
California Sues Trump Over Water Grant To Farmers Heather van Blokland Feb. 24, 2020
Arizona Exports Reach All-Time High Heather van Blokland Feb. 21, 2020
Some Charges Dropped Against Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes Heather van Blokland Feb. 14, 2020
Cookie Sales Still Primary Financial Provider For Girl Scouts Heather van Blokland Feb. 12, 2020
Untold Arizona: Why This Tempe Club Can Hold Its Own In Curling Heather van Blokland Feb. 13, 2020
Taylor Morrison Acquisition May Bring New Development To Valley Heather van Blokland Feb. 12, 2020
Federal Judge Rules Against Rosemont Copper Mine Heather van Blokland, Lauren Gilger Feb. 11, 2020