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
Hermosillo to host 2023 Archery World Cup finals Kendal Blust Feb. 11, 2023
A community in southern Sonora created refuge areas to protect the future of fishing Kendal Blust Feb. 13, 2023
Sonora still searching for missing persons search commission leader Kendal Blust Feb. 9, 2023
Sonora to receive $20 million address ongoing violence Kendal Blust Feb. 9, 2023
Mexico’s rescue dogs search for earthquake survivors Kendal Blust Feb. 8, 2023
Mexico’s president says he will retire from political life at the end of his term Kendal Blust Feb. 4, 2023
Group believes new ship will help keep nets out of vaquita habitat Kendal Blust Feb. 6, 2023
Mexico has implemented a strict ban on smoking in all public places Kendal Blust Jan. 18, 2023
AMLO is looking into 'El Chapo' complaint over conditions in U.S. prison Kendal Blust Jan. 18, 2023
UN: Title 42 expansion undermines international human rights, refugee law Kendal Blust Jan. 13, 2023
Sonora approves transmission lines from major solar plant Kendal Blust Jan. 17, 2023
University confirms one of Mexico top judges plagiarized undergrad thesis Kendal Blust Jan. 12, 2023
U.S. loses auto rules trade dispute with Mexico, Canada Kendal Blust Jan. 12, 2023
3 journalists have been kidnapped in southern Mexico Kendal Blust Jan. 11, 2023
Sonoran officials say they are preparing for migrants expelled from U.S. Kendal Blust Jan. 11, 2023
Ahead of his visit to the border, Biden announces plans to expand Title 42 Kendal Blust Jan. 6, 2023
Mexican officials: Immigration, climate change and security on tap for Biden’s visit Kendal Blust Jan. 6, 2023
Mexican city under siege after El Chapo’s son is captured for the 2nd time Kendal Blust Jan. 5, 2023
Cartel leader who escaped prison in Ciudad Juarez killed in shootout Kendal Blust Jan. 5, 2023
A wetland area in Hermosillo has officially received protected status Kendal Blust Jan. 4, 2023
Officials say poacher arrests have ‘dismantled’ cartel that threatens vaquita Kendal Blust Jan. 4, 2023
9 people killed Thursday as violence rages on in Guaymas Kendal Blust Dec. 31, 2022
Facing water shortages, Sonoran officials present new plan Kendal Blust Jan. 2, 2023
Mexico extends legalization period for so-called ‘chocolate cars’ Kendal Blust Dec. 29, 2022
Mexico gets 6 Sonoran pronghorn from AZ breeding program Kendal Blust Dec. 29, 2022