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 Says Border Reopening Will Be Gradual Kendal Blust June 9, 2021
Mexico Travel Advisories Downgraded From Highest Level Kendal Blust June 9, 2021
For Ancestral Sonoran Spirit Bacanora, Conservation Is The Future Kendal Blust June 8, 2021
More Than 1,000 Sea Turtles Died In Mexico In 2020 Kendal Blust June 7, 2021
New Compact Ford Pickup Truck To Be Built In Hermosillo Kendal Blust June 7, 2021
Vaccinations To Start For Those 18-40 In Mexican Border Cities Kendal Blust June 4, 2021
Yaqui Leader In Sonora Missing For Nearly A Week Kendal Blust June 2, 2021
Dozens Of Candidates Sign LGTBQ Coalition's Inclusive Political Agenda Kendal Blust June 2, 2021
Report: Sonoran Political Contenders Lack Viable Security Proposals Kendal Blust June 1, 2021
Mexico Authorizes Johnson & Johnson Vaccine For Emergency Use Kendal Blust May 28, 2021
Foreign Investment On Rise In Sonora Despite Pandemic Kendal Blust June 1, 2021
Mexico's High Court Upholds Day Care Fire Convictions, Reduces Sentences Kendal Blust May 27, 2021
U.S. Downgrades Mexico Air Safety Rating Kendal Blust May 26, 2021
Rio Sonora Communities Affected By Mining Spill Insist On Accountability Kendal Blust May 26, 2021
Mexico Pushing For Gradual Return To In-Person Classes Kendal Blust May 24, 2021
Mexico Promises To Share 30% Of ‘Patria’ Vaccine Once Approved Kendal Blust May 21, 2021
Suspect Captured In Femicide Of Former Nogales Official Kendal Blust May 20, 2021
Arizona-Mexico Commission Brings Governors Together For Final Meeting Kendal Blust May 20, 2021
Meetings ‘Unique Opportunity’ To Address Mining Spill Kendal Blust May 19, 2021
Officials: Mexico Could Reach Herd Immunity By Fall Kendal Blust May 19, 2021
Sonoran Restaurants To Help Boost Bacanora Consumption Kendal Blust May 14, 2021
Mayoral Candidate Gunned Down In Southern Sonora Kendal Blust May 14, 2021
Study Makes Case For Jaguar Reintroduction In Arizona, New Mexico Kendal Blust May 14, 2021
Drought In Mexico Puts Millions Of Acres Of Crops At Risk Kendal Blust May 13, 2021
New Campaign Urges Sonoran Women To Report Domestic Violence Kendal Blust May 13, 2021

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