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
Phoenix, Hermosillo Mayors To Attend Business Leadership Forum Kendal Blust Feb. 27, 2019
BioBlitz Offers Chance To Track Border Biodiversity Kendal Blust Feb. 27, 2019
Nogales, Sonora, Opens New Shelter For Migrants Kendal Blust Feb. 20, 2019
Reactions Mixed To Trump's Emergency Declaration Michel Marizco, Jorge Valencia, Kendal Blust, Murphy Woodhouse Feb. 15, 2019
Border Militarization Sparks The Interest Of Some Tourists Kendal Blust Feb. 14, 2019
Douglas Mayor: ‘False Crisis’ Makes Border Issues Worse Kendal Blust Feb. 7, 2019
Documentary On Vaquita’s Plight Competes At Sundance Kendal Blust Jan. 28, 2019
Governor's Budget Includes Cold Inspection Facility Kendal Blust Jan. 22, 2019
Nearly 400 Migrants Detained Near Yuma Kendal Blust Jan. 22, 2019
First Cruise Planned From Rocky Point Kendal Blust Jan. 14, 2019
Sonoran Carne Asada To Be Featured On Netflix Kendal Blust Jan. 14, 2019
Sea Shepherd Ship Attacked By Suspected Poachers Kendal Blust Jan. 10, 2019
Legislation Targets Produce Imported From Mexico Kendal Blust Jan. 9, 2019
Mexican Drivers Still Paying More For Gas Kendal Blust Jan. 8, 2019
Sonoran Crops Damaged By Cold, Snowy Weather Kendal Blust Jan. 4, 2019
It’s Snowing In Sonora! Be Careful On The Roads Kendal Blust Jan. 2, 2019
Chinese Smuggling Bust Could Help Endangered Porpoise In Mexico Kendal Blust Jan. 2, 2019
Marijuana Smuggling Drops With Legalization In U.S. Kendal Blust Dec. 28, 2018
Scientists Urge AMLO To Protect Endangered Porpoise Kendal Blust Dec. 28, 2018
Mexican Truck Drivers Protest Tolls Near Border Kendal Blust Dec. 27, 2018
Sonora Sees Uptick In 'Paisanos' This Season Kendal Blust Dec. 21, 2018
Hermosillo Earns The Plogging World Record Kendal Blust Dec. 31, 2018
Ducey Signs Cross-Border Agreement On Natural Gas Kendal Blust Dec. 19, 2018
Arizona Nonprofit Donates Christmas Gifts In Mexico Kendal Blust Dec. 19, 2018
Future Of Mexico’s Energy Reforms Uncertain Kendal Blust Dec. 14, 2018