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
UNICEF To Support Mexico’s Return In-Person Classes Kendal Blust Aug. 19, 2021
Deal To End Toll Booth Protests In Sonora Falls Through Kendal Blust Aug. 18, 2021
Mexico Processing Applications For Afghan Refugees Kendal Blust Aug. 18, 2021
During Pandemic, 10,000 Schools Vandalized In Mexico Kendal Blust Aug. 16, 2021
Mexico Hits New Record For Daily COVID-19 Cases Kendal Blust Aug. 13, 2021
Field Course Fosters Restoration, Connection In Arizona-Sonora Borderlands Kendal Blust Aug. 13, 2021
Sonora Resuming In-Person Classes As COVID-19 Rises Kendal Blust Aug. 9, 2021
Rocky Point Implements New COVID-19 Restrictions As Cases Rise Kendal Blust Aug. 6, 2021
Poverty In Mexico Rose To Nearly Half The Country In 2020 Kendal Blust Aug. 9, 2021
Rio Sonora Residents Still Fighting For Relief 7 Years After Mining Spill Kendal Blust Aug. 6, 2021
Vaccinations For Adults Over 18 Start In Sonoran Capital Kendal Blust Aug. 5, 2021
Mexico Sues U.S. Gun Manufacturers Over Trafficked Weapons Kendal Blust Aug. 4, 2021
COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Continue To Climb In Sonora Kendal Blust Aug. 4, 2021
COVID-19 Top Cause Of Death In Sonora In 2020 Kendal Blust July 29, 2021
Mexico To Release Incarcerated People Who Were Tortured, Seniors Kendal Blust July 29, 2021
Sonora Community Faces COVID-19 Outbreak Amid Water Shortage Kendal Blust July 29, 2021
Sonoran Scientists Start Group For Latin American Women Kendal Blust July 28, 2021
Sonora Hits 400 Daily Coronavirus Cases For First Time In 6 Months Kendal Blust July 22, 2021
Searching Groups Come New Agreement With Officials Kendal Blust July 22, 2021
Mexico’s Security Strategy Focuses On 50 Most Violent Municipalities Kendal Blust July 21, 2021
Authorities Work With Yaqui Tribe To Search For 10 Missing People Kendal Blust July 21, 2021
Veracruz Now 4th Mexican State To Decriminalize Abortion Kendal Blust July 21, 2021
Hermosillo Mayor Concedes Defeat, Joins New Governor Kendal Blust July 19, 2021
Mexico Plans To Build Huge Solar Plant In Sonora By 2023 Kendal Blust July 19, 2021
Comcaac Community In Sonora Seeks Urgent Help With Water Kendal Blust, Lauren Gilger July 19, 2021

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