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
Travel Restrictions Hinder Economic Recovery In Mexico's Tourist Towns Lauren Gilger, Kendal Blust Dec. 3, 2020
Migrants Urge Biden To Restore The Right To Asylum Kendal Blust Dec. 2, 2020
Serious Water Contamination In Rio Sonora Communities Confirmed Kendal Blust Nov. 30, 2020
Mexico’s Publishes 'Ethical Guide' To Address 'Crisis Of Lost Values' Kendal Blust Dec. 1, 2020
Mexican Senate Votes To End Presidential Immunity Kendal Blust Dec. 1, 2020
Sonoran Leaders: New Map Will Help Reduce COVID-19 Cases Statewide Kendal Blust Nov. 27, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Could Start By Mid-December In Mexico Kendal Blust Nov. 25, 2020
Mexico Women Protest On International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women Kendal Blust Nov. 25, 2020
CDC Warns Against Travel To Mexico As COVID-19 Cases Rise Kendal Blust Nov. 25, 2020
Murder Rates Continue To Climb In Mexico Kendal Blust Nov. 20, 2020
Sonora Implements Statewide Mask Mandate Kendal Blust Nov. 20, 2020
Mexico Turns To Private Hospitals To Increase Coronavirus Care Capacity Kendal Blust Nov. 19, 2020
U.S.-Mexico Border Closure Extended Through Late December Kendal Blust Nov. 19, 2020
Endangered Fish Released Into Sea Of Cortez, Where Poaching Rampant Kendal Blust Nov. 18, 2020
Mexico To Take Up Investigation Into Former Defense Secretary Kendal Blust Nov. 18, 2020
Joe Biden Inherits Trump's Border Wall –– And Its Lawsuits Michel Marizco, Kendal Blust Nov. 13, 2020
Borderlands Startup Weekend Aims To Be First Of Its Kind Kendal Blust Nov. 9, 2020
Sonora Officials Clash On Social Media About New COVID-19 Safety Measures Kendal Blust Nov. 4, 2020
Women Hold Día De Muertos Vigil For Victims Of Gender Violence Kendal Blust Nov. 3, 2020
Sonora Governor Tests Positive For Coronavirus Kendal Blust Nov. 3, 2020
Border Wall Construction Impacts Mexico; Leaders Silent Kendal Blust Nov. 3, 2020
Record Number Of Sea Turtles Released From El Desemboque This Year Kendal Blust Oct. 27, 2020
Famous Mexican Singer Joins 'Song For Water' Concert Kendal Blust Oct. 27, 2020
Young Asylum Seekers In Nogales Share Their Stories, Plead For Relief Kendal Blust, Lauren Gilger Oct. 21, 2020
Mexico’s Security Secretary Announces Run For Sonora Governor Kendal Blust Oct. 21, 2020