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 ex-president under investigation for electoral crimes, money laundering Kendal Blust Aug. 3, 2022
Journalist murdered is at least the 13th killed in Mexico in 2022 Kendal Blust Aug. 3, 2022
Native plants are gaining popularity in Hermosillo Kendal Blust Aug. 3, 2022
New report pinpoints priority restoration areas along U.S.-Mexico border Kendal Blust July 28, 2022
Sonora continues push to get young kids vaccinated before school year Kendal Blust July 27, 2022
Another judge blocks speedy extradition of arrested Mexican drug lord Kendal Blust July 27, 2022
Hermosillo campaign to save water launched as city struggles with supply Kendal Blust July 25, 2022
Sonoran feminist groups want abusers barred from political office Kendal Blust July 22, 2022
Mexico will build 5 additional solar plants in Sonora Kendal Blust July 25, 2022
Northern Mexican states reach agreement to improve security coordination Kendal Blust July 21, 2022
Mexico declares controversial tourist train as a national security project Kendal Blust July 25, 2022
AMLO laughs off U.S., Canada request for trade talks Kendal Blust July 20, 2022
Mexico survey: Young women are most common victims of online attacks Kendal Blust July 14, 2022
AMLO: Major solar plant underway in Sonora will be replicated in other border states Kendal Blust July 14, 2022
In meeting with Biden, AMLO commits to invest in border infrastructure Kendal Blust July 13, 2022
Officials: Recent violence in San Carlos is the results of territorial disputes Kendal Blust July 13, 2022
Mexican feminist groups helping Americans get access to abortions Lauren Gilger, Kendal Blust July 11, 2022
Mexico slams Texas governor’s plan to detain migrants Kendal Blust July 8, 2022
Deadly violence continues in popular Sonoran tourist town San Carlos Kendal Blust July 7, 2022
Mexico to install concrete blocks in the vaquita marina’s habitat to keep fishing nets out Kendal Blust July 6, 2022
AMLO pushes reform to end daylight saving throughout the country Kendal Blust July 6, 2022
Rio Sonora valley residents to receive medical attention, environmental remediation Kendal Blust July 1, 2022
In wake of brutal murders, Sonora authorities tout femicide conviction rate Kendal Blust July 1, 2022
Activists worry effort to modify Sonora femicide law could weaken it Kendal Blust July 4, 2022
AMLO promises full report on Ayotzinapa case by year end Kendal Blust June 30, 2022