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
Mexican Senate Bans Animal Testing For Cosmetics Kendal Blust Sept. 3, 2021
Sonora’s Governor Elect Tests Positive For COVID-19 Kendal Blust Sept. 3, 2021
AMLO: U.S. Must Tackle Root Causes Of Migration Kendal Blust Sept. 2, 2021
U.S., Mexico Sign Agreement On Rights Of Workers In United States Kendal Blust Sept. 6, 2021
August Sets New Record For COVID-19 Cases In Mexico Kendal Blust Sept. 6, 2021
Only 7% Of Sonoran Students Returned To In-Person Classes Kendal Blust Sept. 2, 2021
Asylum Applications In Mexico Reach Record High Kendal Blust Sept. 1, 2021
Most Sonoran Schools Unprepared To Reopen Next Week Kendal Blust Aug. 25, 2021
Mexico Welcomes First Afghan Refugees, Journalists Kendal Blust Aug. 25, 2021
AMLO Admits Protections For Journalists Insufficient Kendal Blust Aug. 20, 2021
U.S. Court Will Hear Mexican Suit Against Gun Manufacturers Kendal Blust Aug. 20, 2021
More Than 2M COVID-19 Shots Given In Sonora Kendal Blust Aug. 19, 2021
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

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