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
Mexico Set To Reopen Schools Nationwide In August Kendal Blust July 19, 2021
UN: Routine Childhood Vaccines Slowed During Pandemic, Mexico Saw Major Drop Kendal Blust July 16, 2021
Plan Permitting Fishing In Protected Area Threatens Vaquita Marina Kendal Blust, Lauren Gilger July 15, 2021
Two Whales Beached In Rocky Point Raise Concerns Kendal Blust July 14, 2021
Sonoran Governor Pushes For Border Restrictions To Be Lifted Kendal Blust July 14, 2021
Sonora To Host U23 Baseball World Championships This Fall Kendal Blust July 12, 2021
After Rescue, Whale Washes Ashore Dead Kendal Blust July 12, 2021
2nd Suspect Captured In Murder Of Yaqui Activist Kendal Blust July 9, 2021
Native Tree Nursery Opens In Hermosillo Kendal Blust July 8, 2021
Rain Relieves Drought In Some Areas Of Mexico, But Not Sonora Kendal Blust July 8, 2021
Extended Border Closure Prolongs Pain For Struggling Businesses Lauren Gilger, Kendal Blust June 29, 2021
Murders Bring Attention To Violence In Yaqui Territory In Sonora Kendal Blust June 25, 2021
Mexico OKs Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines For Children 12 And Up Kendal Blust June 25, 2021
Sonoran Families March To Demand School Reopening Kendal Blust June 24, 2021
Mexican Authorities Arrest Alleged Mastermind Of 2019 Massacre Kendal Blust June 24, 2021
Sonora Implements Restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Rise Kendal Blust, Lauren Gilger June 23, 2021
AMLO Promises To Build Solar Energy Project In Sonora Kendal Blust June 17, 2021
Vaccinations For Adults 18+ Begin In Mexican Border Cities Kendal Blust June 17, 2021
Officials Call On Sonorans To Conserve Water As Drought Continues Kendal Blust June 16, 2021
Mexican President Meets With Sonora’s Governor-Elect Kendal Blust June 16, 2021
Women Win Big In Mexico’s Elections, But Challenges Remain Kendal Blust June 17, 2021
Group To Plant More Than 1,000 Trees In Hermosillo Kendal Blust June 11, 2021
Mexico Ending Daily Pandemic Briefings Saying Situation Is Now Stable Kendal Blust June 11, 2021
El Chapo’s Wife Pleads Guilty To U.S. Drug Charges Kendal Blust June 10, 2021
In Hermosillo, Incumbent Mayor Refuses To Concede Loss Kendal Blust June 10, 2021

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