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 birders hope Christmas Bird Count will add numbers to their ranks Kendal Blust Dec. 26, 2022
Mexico implements first interagency health 'command office' in Sonora Kendal Blust Dec. 22, 2022
Mexican leaders say U.S. will help secure funds for clean energy projects Kendal Blust Dec. 23, 2022
Wife and children of ousted Peruvian president arrive in Mexico Kendal Blust Dec. 21, 2022
Conservationists call for ban on seafood from Mexico Kendal Blust Dec. 19, 2022
Journalist attacked in Mexico, the world’s deadliest country for media workers Kendal Blust Dec. 16, 2022
AMLO asks Bad Bunny for a free concert following Ticketmaster debacle Kendal Blust Dec. 15, 2022
Sonoran governor: Arrests of high level cartel members to curb violence Kendal Blust Dec. 15, 2022
Sonora passes a law requiring period products in schools Kendal Blust Dec. 9, 2022
Mexico in talks with Peru to offer asylum to recently ousted president Kendal Blust Dec. 9, 2022
Hermosillo chosen for USAID climate change program Kendal Blust Dec. 12, 2022
Watered-down electoral reforms advance in Mexico Kendal Blust Dec. 8, 2022
Violence in Sonoran town gains attention for the impact on schools kids Kendal Blust Dec. 7, 2022
In the carne asada capital of Mexico, vegan options are on the rise Kendal Blust Dec. 8, 2022
Report: Majority of murders and femicides in Mexico remain unsolved Kendal Blust Dec. 5, 2022
Free speech group Article 19 denounces threats against members in Mexico Kendal Blust Dec. 2, 2022
Mexico to boost minimum wage by 20% in 2023 Kendal Blust Dec. 1, 2022
Sonora to consider election cycle change to sync races for governor, president Kendal Blust Dec. 1, 2022
Mexico’s Supreme Court upholds reform allowing military to perform police duties Kendal Blust Nov. 30, 2022
Guaymas will take charge of water commission in attempt to resolve sewage crisis Kendal Blust Nov. 30, 2022
A conservation group is working to protect one of the planet’s most important ecosystems Kendal Blust Nov. 23, 2022
Famed Mexican rescue dog Frida has died Kendal Blust Nov. 18, 2022
Sonora encourages long-distance travelers to make a stop in the state Kendal Blust Nov. 21, 2022
Tour operators look for a solution to blockades at Sonoran biosphere reserve Kendal Blust Nov. 17, 2022
AMLO says he has a ‘Plan B’ to ensure reforms to elections system Kendal Blust Nov. 16, 2022