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 Congress Passes Law Criminalizing 'Digital Violence' Kendal Blust May 3, 2021
Effort To Recognize Kino Missions In AZ, Sonora Kendal Blust May 3, 2021
Southern Sonoran City Rattled By Night Of Shootouts, Fires Kendal Blust April 29, 2021
South African COVID-19 Variety Detected In Sonora Kendal Blust April 29, 2021
Groups Urge Mexico To Ban Mining In Protected Areas Kendal Blust April 28, 2021
Sonora’s Governor Candidates Debate Over Water Shortages, Security Kendal Blust April 28, 2021
Feminist March Saturday Reflects On Movement’s Growth In Mexico Kendal Blust April 23, 2021
Sonora Among States Contributing To COVID-19 Uptick In Mexico Kendal Blust April 25, 2021
Mexican Leaders Identify Sonoran City As One Of Country’s Most Violent Kendal Blust April 22, 2021
Mexican Officials ‘Worried’ About U.S. Travel Advisories Kendal Blust April 22, 2021
Under Biden, U.S. Still Closed To Most Asylum Seekers Kendal Blust April 28, 2021
Sonoran Congress Approves Law Banning Single-Use Plastic Bags Kendal Blust April 15, 2021
Groups Protest Release Of Man Accused Of Attempted Femicide Kendal Blust April 15, 2021
Older Sonorans Begin Receiving Second COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Kendal Blust April 14, 2021
Mexico Seeks Volunteers For Trials Of COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Patria’ Kendal Blust April 14, 2021
'Art Street' Reviving Hermosillo's Scene With Saturday Shows Kendal Blust April 9, 2021
Sonoran Filmmaker’s Short Film On Indigenous Community Selected For Chicago Festival Kendal Blust April 9, 2021
Mexican Leaders: Human Trafficking Driving Disappearances Of Women Kendal Blust April 8, 2021
Mexico: Ex-AG Didn't Investigate Journalist Disappearance Kendal Blust April 8, 2021
Coalition Asks Sonoran Legislature To Reconsider Marriage Equality Kendal Blust April 7, 2021
Jaguar Cub Seen In Photos, Video On Sonoran Reserve Kendal Blust, Mark Brodie April 7, 2021
Sonoran Officials Will 'Strictly Enforced' Health Protocols Over Holiday Weekend Kendal Blust April 2, 2021
Environmental Groups Call For Greater Protections For Vaquita Marina Kendal Blust April 4, 2021
Large-Scale Vaccination Set To Begin In Hermosillo Next Week Kendal Blust April 1, 2021
Comcaac Nation Demands Water With Historic Gathering Kendal Blust April 2, 2021

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