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
AMLO: Sonora’s Stay-At-Home Orders Should Be Voluntary Kendal Blust April 15, 2020
Unfettered Poaching Threatens Nearly Extinct Porpoise During Pandemic Kendal Blust April 15, 2020
Sonoran Senator Breaks With Mexico President’s Morena Party Kendal Blust April 14, 2020
Bacanora Producers Make Hand Sanitizer Instead Of Spirits Kendal Blust April 14, 2020
Sonoran Authorities Enforce Strict Stay-At-Home Order Kendal Blust April 13, 2020
As Coronavirus Spreads, Sonoran Cities Struggle Without Arizona Visitors Kendal Blust, Murphy Woodhouse April 13, 2020
New Report Documents Labor Abuses Of Migrant Agricultural Workers Kendal Blust April 8, 2020
During Pandemic, Activists From Home Protest Femicide Kendal Blust April 7, 2020
Doctors Without Borders Calls On Mexico To Release Detained Migrants Kendal Blust April 7, 2020
Study Documents Wildlife Movement Across The Border Kendal Blust April 6, 2020
Clash Between Armed Groups Leaves 19 Dead In Northern Mexico Kendal Blust April 5, 2020
Mexican Constitutional Reform Expands Pension, Health Care Systems Kendal Blust April 5, 2020
Sonora Considers Harsher Measures To Control Coronavirus Spread Kendal Blust April 5, 2020
Activists Skeptical Of Upcoming Sale Of Hermosillo Fields For COVID-19 Relief Kendal Blust April 3, 2020
Sonora Legislators Donate Salaries For Coronavirus Relief Kendal Blust April 2, 2020
‘Remain In Mexico’ Hearings, Visa Interviews Further Delayed Kendal Blust April 1, 2020
Women Make Their Place In Growing Industry For Sonoran Agave Spirit Bacanora Kendal Blust April 1, 2020
How Arizona Is Coping With Coronavirus: Douglas, Nogales Kendal Blust, Murphy Woodhouse March 31, 2020
Officials Take Temperatures Of Southbound Border Crossers In Nogales, Sonora Kendal Blust March 27, 2020
Coronavirus Border Policies Take Toll On Asylum Seekers, Farmworkers Kendal Blust, Steve Goldstein March 26, 2020
'Remain in Mexico' Delay Could Increase Risk To Migrants Kendal Blust March 24, 2020
Mexicali Residents Vote To Reject U.S. Brewery Over Water Use Kendal Blust March 23, 2020
As Coronavirus Cases Increase In Sonora, Authorities Rely On Travelers To Self-Isolate Kendal Blust March 23, 2020
Nogales Migrant Aid Group Changes Protocol To Avoid Spread Of Coronavirus Kendal Blust March 20, 2020
Feminists In Sonora Denounce Alleged Attacks On Participants Of Women’s Marches Kendal Blust March 20, 2020