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
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
Mexico's 200K Official COVID-19 Deaths Likely Significant Undercount Kendal Blust March 26, 2021
Vaccines To Be Administered At Drive-Thru Sites In Hermosillo Kendal Blust March 26, 2021
Jaguar Sighting Near Arizona-Sonora Border Brings Hope Kendal Blust March 26, 2021
Rocky Point Offers Discount For Visitors With Negative COVID-19 Tests Kendal Blust March 25, 2021
New Amazon Distribution To Open In Hermosillo Kendal Blust March 25, 2021
Women File Discrimination Complaint With USMCA Kendal Blust March 24, 2021
Women’s Fight For Rights In Mexico: Violence And Resistance Amid The Pandemic Kendal Blust, Rodrigo Cervantes March 25, 2021
Rocky Point Mayor: ‘High Probability’ Travel Restrictions Will Be Lifted Kendal Blust March 8, 2021
Health Officials: Sonoran Classrooms Could Reopen By March 15 Kendal Blust March 5, 2021
Detector Dogs Sniffing Out COVID-19 Cases Kendal Blust March 5, 2021
Sonoran LGBTQ Coalition Presents Agenda Ahead Of Elections Kendal Blust March 4, 2021
6 Candidates Approved To Run For Sonora Governor In June Kendal Blust March 4, 2021
Mexico Considers Shrinking Protected Area For Endangered Porpoise Kendal Blust March 3, 2021