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
Arizona AG Leads Multi-State Fight Against Google 'Wi-Spy' Settlement Heather van Blokland Jan. 30, 2020
Trucking Industry Opposes Gig-Worker Wage Law Heather van Blokland Jan. 29, 2020
SCOTUS To Hear School Choice Case Heather van Blokland Jan. 27, 2020
Ex-Insys Billionaire Sentenced For Pushing Opioid Spray Heather van Blokland Jan. 23, 2020
FTC Response To Axon Due Friday In Ongoing Antitrust Battle Heather van Blokland Jan. 23, 2020
Dairy Industry To Convene In Phoenix As Milk Consumption Plummets Heather van Blokland Jan. 21, 2020
Goldwater Institute Takes On Attorneys' State Bar Dues Heather van Blokland Jan. 21, 2020
Phoenix Office Vacancies Hit Record Lows Heather van Blokland Jan. 21, 2020
UA Researcher Working To Cut Off Citrus Disease Before It Spreads To AZ Crops Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan, Heather van Blokland Jan. 20, 2020
Insys Wins Court Approval Of Bankruptcy Plan Heather van Blokland Jan. 16, 2020
AZ Foreclosures Drop But Do Not Account For Evictions Heather van Blokland Jan. 16, 2020
Striking Mine Workers Rally At Arizona Capitol Heather van Blokland Jan. 15, 2020
Arizona Gender Pay Gap Narrows Heather van Blokland Jan. 13, 2020
Online Homebuying Program Comes To Tucson Heather van Blokland Jan. 13, 2020
Insys Manager Gets 33 Months For Opioid-Fraud Role Heather van Blokland Jan. 13, 2020
Glendale White Claw Brewery Is Arizona's Latest Investment From Canada Heather van Blokland Jan. 9, 2020
Transportation, Infrastructure Part of AZ Tech Council Legislation Priorities Heather van Blokland Jan. 7, 2020
Sustainable Products Hot At Consumer Electronics Show Heather van Blokland Jan. 6, 2020
FTC Files Complaint Against Body Camera Maker Axon Heather van Blokland, Steve Goldstein Jan. 6, 2020
Citrus Greening Disease Claims More Acreage Heather van Blokland Jan. 6, 2020
Tempe-Based NortonLifeLock Plans Layoffs In Texas, California Heather van Blokland Jan. 3, 2020
Tucson's Raytheon Plant Begins New Air Force Contract Heather van Blokland Jan. 2, 2020
Phoenix Home Prices Rising Faster Than Any U.S. City Heather van Blokland Jan. 2, 2020
Chamber Study Blames State Retirement System For Teacher Pay Problems Heather van Blokland Jan. 2, 2020
Hudbay Minerals Will Appeal Ban On Copper Mine Project Heather van Blokland Oct. 30, 2019