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.

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Dengue cases soar in Sonora amid outbreak in southern part of state Kendal Blust Oct. 3, 2022
Experts: Mexico government obstructed Ayotzinapa investigation Kendal Blust Sept. 30, 2022
Sonoran activists march to demand access to abortion care Kendal Blust Sept. 29, 2022
Rights commission: Sonoran officials violated victims’ rights in 15 disappearance cases Kendal Blust Sept. 29, 2022
Prosecutor investigating Ayotzinapa case in Mexico resigns Kendal Blust Sept. 29, 2022
Groups start petition to keep transmission lines out of Sonora’s El Pinacate Kendal Blust Sept. 19, 2022
Mexico’s lower house of Congress votes to keep military in public safety role Kendal Blust Sept. 15, 2022
Mexico’s Senate approves reform, giving Army control of National Guard Kendal Blust Sept. 9, 2022
Floods, evacuations in Sonoran coastal towns as Hurricane Kay arrives Kendal Blust Sept. 9, 2022
2 killed in armed attack on Sonora electricity company workers Kendal Blust Sept. 8, 2022
Mexico Senate considers plan to put Army in control of National Guard Kendal Blust Sept. 8, 2022
Sonora reports first 2 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the state Kendal Blust Aug. 18, 2022
Sonora prepares for heavy rains, opens temporary shelters Kendal Blust Aug. 18, 2022
The body of a Sonoran journalist has been found in San Luis Rio Colorado Kendal Blust Aug. 17, 2022
Sonora governor promises infrastructure improvements after 3 die in flood Kendal Blust Aug. 15, 2022
What's behind a week of high-profile cartel violence in Mexico Kendal Blust Aug. 15, 2022
Mexican officials say they have cleared enough water to rescue 10 miners trapped in collapse Kendal Blust Aug. 13, 2022
Prison riot erupts into violence on the streets of Mexican border town Kendal Blust Aug. 13, 2022
AMLO: 16 cartel members were arrested amid night of violence in 2 states Kendal Blust Aug. 11, 2022
Sonora is making headway on aqueduct to provide water to Yaqui towns Kendal Blust Aug. 11, 2022
AMLO announces plans to militarize the National Guard Kendal Blust Aug. 10, 2022
Study suggests vaquita marina may have learned to escape fishing nets Kendal Blust Aug. 8, 2022
Mexico’s foreign minister discusses lithium collaboration with Bolivian authorities Kendal Blust Aug. 5, 2022
Rio Sonora residents still waiting on remediation 8 years after spill Kendal Blust Aug. 4, 2022
Famed jaguar El Jefe has been spotted in Sonora Kendal Blust Aug. 4, 2022