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
AZ Housing Demand Driven Mostly By Transplants Heather van Blokland Oct. 11, 2019
Asarco Copper Workers May Strike Waiting For Final Contract Heather van Blokland Oct. 8, 2019
Dissolution Of Tariff Exemption Benefits Valley-Based First Solar Heather van Blokland Oct. 8, 2019
New Study To ID Cause Of Yuma Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Heather van Blokland Sept. 25, 2019
U.S. Recycling 18 Months Later: Who Is Paying The Bill? Heather van Blokland Sept. 20, 2019
Increased Recycling Rates Are Here To Stay Heather van Blokland Sept. 16, 2019
iBuyer Beware: How Technology Is Changing The Housing Market Heather van Blokland Sept. 9, 2019
HUD Awards $4.5 Million To Combat Tucson Youth Homelessness Heather van Blokland Sept. 2, 2019
Economist Shiller: Phoenix Tops In Home Price Increases Heather van Blokland Aug. 28, 2019
Republic Services Sued Over Contract Changes Heather van Blokland Aug. 27, 2019
Company Spurs DEA Processing Of Marijuana Research Applications Heather van Blokland Aug. 27, 2019
Phoenix Home Sales 4 Times Higher Than National Number Heather van Blokland Aug. 26, 2019
Arizona Cities Face Recycling Collapse Without State, Federal Dollars Heather van Blokland Aug. 23, 2019
Consumer Packaged Goods Industry Is Largest Manufacturing Job Provider In U.S. Heather van Blokland Aug. 8, 2019
Rising Home Prices In SW Still Outpace Rest Of Country Heather van Blokland July 28, 2019
Arizona Tourism Revenue Hits New Record Heather van Blokland July 23, 2019
Solar Tax Credit Set To Expire Heather van Blokland July 22, 2019
Homebuyer Apps Target Listings Under $500K Heather van Blokland July 22, 2019
Arizona AG Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Insys Founder, Former Executives Heather van Blokland July 18, 2019
Corporation Commission Approves Electric Vehicle Plan Heather van Blokland July 15, 2019
Republic Services Renegotiates Trash And Recycling Fees Nationwide Heather van Blokland July 11, 2019
Dirty Recycling Contaminated Mostly By Food Heather van Blokland July 8, 2019
Trade War, Tariffs Top Of List At G20 Summit Heather van Blokland June 28, 2019
Why The Price Of Bacon In Arizona Has Spiked Heather van Blokland June 26, 2019
U.S. Recycling Begins Infrastructure Development To Solve China Crisis Heather van Blokland June 21, 2019