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
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
Consulates Offer Training For Women Entrepreneurs Kendal Blust Dec. 10, 2018
Governors Support Cross-Border STEM Program Kendal Blust Dec. 3, 2018
Arizona, Mexico Officials Meeting In Sonora Mark Brodie, Kendal Blust Nov. 30, 2018
Appeals Court Upholds Seafood Ban Meant To Protect Porpoise Kendal Blust Nov. 28, 2018
Mexico Struggles With Migrant Caravan Kendal Blust Nov. 26, 2018
Manufacturing Industry Offers Migrants Jobs In Mexico Kendal Blust Nov. 26, 2018
First Caravan Migrants Arrive In Nogales Kendal Blust Nov. 21, 2018
The Struggle To Save Vaquitas, The World's Rarest Marine Mammal Kendal Blust Nov. 19, 2018
Sonoran Government Welcomes Ducey’s Re-election Kendal Blust Nov. 12, 2018
Grant Could Support U.S.-Mexico Higher Ed Collaboration Kendal Blust Oct. 9, 2018
Five Police Killed In Guaymas Kendal Blust Oct. 5, 2018
Natural Gas Exports To Expand Through South AZ Pipeline Kendal Blust Oct. 5, 2018
Rocky Point Recovers From Hurricane Rosa Flooding Kendal Blust Oct. 4, 2018
Dangers Of Road Haven’t Deterred Pilgrimage Kendal Blust Oct. 4, 2018
Satellite Monitoring Could Protect Endangered Dolphin Kendal Blust Sept. 26, 2018
Mexico Releases, Recaptures Suspected Cartel Hitman Kendal Blust Sept. 24, 2018
Mexico’s President Elect Heads To Sonoran Border Kendal Blust Sept. 20, 2018