Kendal Blust

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Senior Field Correspondent - Hermosillo

Kendal Blust, an Arizona native, reports from KJZZ’s bureau in Hermosillo, Sonora, focusing on business and economic relationships between Arizona and northern Mexico.

Prior to joining KJZZ, Kendal worked at the Nogales International, reporting on border and immigration issues, local government, education and business. While working on her master’s degree at University of Arizona School of Journalism, she did stints with the Arizona Daily Star and the Tico Times in Costa Rica, and completed a thesis project about women art activists in the Arizona-Sonora borderlands.

In her pre-journalist life, Kendal was a teacher, first helping Spanish high school students learn English, then heading to Tucson to teach fourth grade.

When she’s not in the newsroom, Kendal enjoys getting outside for a hike or a swim, catching a good movie, hanging out with family and friends, and eating great food.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Factories, Businesses Close In Sonora Amid Natural Gas Shortage Kendal Blust Feb. 18, 2021
Second Vaccine Dose Finally Arrives For Health Care Workers In Sonora Kendal Blust Feb. 18, 2021
Mexico Denounces Inequitable Vaccine Distribution At UN Kendal Blust Feb. 18, 2021
Power Outages Continue In Mexico As Natural Gas Supply Disrupted Kendal Blust Feb. 18, 2021
EspecialSon Videos Help Special Education Students Kendal Blust Feb. 17, 2021
New Rules Meant To Protect Endangered Vaquita Marina Unenforced Kendal Blust Feb. 12, 2021
DHS Plan For Asylum Seekers Forced To ‘Remain in Mexico’ Only Works For Some Kendal Blust Feb. 12, 2021
Advocates Urge DHS To Meet With People Mistreated At The Border Kendal Blust Feb. 11, 2021
Survey: Safety, Drugs Biggest Concerns For Hermosillo Residents Kendal Blust Feb. 11, 2021
Letter To AMLO Calls For Stronger Pandemic Measures Kendal Blust Feb. 10, 2021
USMCA Environmental Commission To Review Mexico Sea Turtle Deaths Kendal Blust Feb. 10, 2021
Family Of Fallen Sonora Police Protest For Promised Government Aid Kendal Blust Feb. 8, 2021
Mexican Electoral Institute Stops Sonoran Gubernatorial Candidate Ads Kendal Blust Feb. 5, 2021
Gender ID Law Goes Into Effect In Sonora Kendal Blust Feb. 4, 2021
Remittances Sent To Sonora Up Nearly 20% In 2020 Kendal Blust Feb. 4, 2021
Asylum Seekers 'Disappointed' Biden Hasn’t Addressed Their Plight Kendal Blust Feb. 3, 2021
Mexico Arrests 12 Officers In Massacre Of 19 People Near U.S. Border Kendal Blust Feb. 3, 2021
Hermosillo Mayor Announces Run For Reelection Kendal Blust Jan. 29, 2021
Sonora Reported 5th-Highest Number Of Disappearances In Last Two Years Kendal Blust Jan. 29, 2021
Sonoran Authorities Warn Of Fraudulent Oxygen Tank Sellers Kendal Blust Jan. 28, 2021
INEGI: Mexico’s COVID-19 Death Toll Higher Than Reported Kendal Blust Jan. 28, 2021
Barracks Part Of Expanding National Guard Presence In Sonora Kendal Blust Jan. 27, 2021
Survey: 3 In 10 People In Hermosillo Would Decline COVID-19 Vaccine Kendal Blust Jan. 27, 2021
Biden Pressed To Do More Than Halt 'Remain In Mexico' Enrollments Kendal Blust Jan. 21, 2021
Mexican Congresswomen Urge Full Investigation Into Nogales Disappearance Kendal Blust Jan. 21, 2021

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