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
On Mother's Day, protesters demand justice for Mexico's missing Kendal Blust May 11, 2022
Inbreeding won’t doom the endangered vaquita marina — but fishing nets might Kendal Blust May 5, 2022
Mexico continues to push back against ‘extortion’ from Texas governor Kendal Blust May 2, 2022
New direct flight connects Rocky Point and Tijuana Kendal Blust May 2, 2022
Report: Haitian asylum seekers in Mexico face harsh conditions Kendal Blust April 28, 2022
Mexico looks to make summer energy subsidies permanent in Sonora Kendal Blust April 28, 2022
Conservation organizations sue Mexico over ‘Maya Train’ construction Kendal Blust April 27, 2022
Mexican legislators approve creation of search and identification agency Kendal Blust April 27, 2022
Phoenix Sister Cities donate medical supplies to children’s burn unit Kendal Blust April 25, 2022
Mexican police find body of missing teen Debanhi Escobar Kendal Blust
Associated Press
April 21, 2022
Report documents harm asylum seekers face in detention facilities Kendal Blust April 21, 2022
In a long-awaited performance, Las Fronterizas' show focus on love in the borderlands Kendal Blust April 21, 2022
Sonoran governor says the state will benefit for lithium nationalization Kendal Blust April 20, 2022
Mexico to begin rolling out COVID vaccines for children Kendal Blust April 14, 2022
Tensions at Texas border meant increased commercial crossing in Nogales Kendal Blust April 14, 2022
UN: Mexico must act immediately to end ‘absolute impunity’ in enforced disappearances Kendal Blust April 13, 2022
USMCA body recommends investigation into Mexico’s failure to protect vaquita marina Kendal Blust April 13, 2022
Migrant advocacy groups oppose bill that would extend use of Title 42 Kendal Blust April 9, 2022
Comcaac Nation in Sonora renews historic march to ancestral site Kendal Blust April 11, 2022
Amid killings, AMLO proposes new funds for journalists Kendal Blust April 7, 2022
Mexican officials cited for breaking campaign rules ahead of presidential referendum Kendal Blust April 7, 2022
For some asylum seekers, embroidery eases the strain of waiting at the border Kendal Blust March 25, 2022
Sonoran tourist destinations will be fully open for Semana Santa Kendal Blust March 23, 2022
Sonora to invest more than $6M to improve health facilities Kendal Blust March 23, 2022
8th journalist murdered in Mexico in 2022 Kendal Blust March 16, 2022