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
CBP: Border Agent Shot Russian Migrant Near Lukeville Kendal Blust Nov. 15, 2019
After Bidding Loved Ones Farewell, Community's Future Unclear Kendal Blust, Murphy Woodhouse Nov. 14, 2019
After Massacre, Some Unsure Of Future In Sonoran Mormon Town Murphy Woodhouse, Kendal Blust, Mark Brodie Nov. 8, 2019
Mormon Families Stand Strong After Mexico Attack Murphy Woodhouse, Kendal Blust, Steve Goldstein Nov. 6, 2019
Family Of 9 Slain Call On U.S., Mexico To Address Violence Kendal Blust Nov. 5, 2019
Contest Showcases Stories By Arizona-Sonora Border Filmmakers Kendal Blust Nov. 5, 2019
Sonoran Authorities Rescue Businessman Kidnapped In Arizona Kendal Blust Nov. 4, 2019
Inaugural Rocky Point Cruise Delayed Until January Kendal Blust Oct. 29, 2019
Photo Sparks Increased Concern Over Fishing In Vaquita Refuge Kendal Blust Oct. 24, 2019
Ambitious Binational Restoration Plan To Plant Agave, Protect Bats Kendal Blust Oct. 25, 2019
Florida Tomato Growers Reignite Anti-Dumping Battle With Mexican Producers Kendal Blust Oct. 14, 2019
Guaymas Mayor’s Car Shot By Armed Attackers Outside Her Home Kendal Blust Oct. 14, 2019
Study Found Plastic In Stomachs Of 20% Of Tested Mexican Fish Kendal Blust Oct. 14, 2019
New Sonora Law On Wildlife Crossings 'Encouraging' To Conservationists Kendal Blust Oct. 7, 2019
Jaguar Day Brings People Together From Across Sonoran Desert Region Kendal Blust Oct. 7, 2019
Report: Climate Change Could Devastate Major Mexican Fisheries Kendal Blust Oct. 3, 2019
Cross-Border Trade Focus Of Arizona-Mexico Town Hall In Hermosillo Kendal Blust Oct. 3, 2019
Conservationists, Fishermen Unsatisfied With Mexico’s Efforts To Protect Porpoise Kendal Blust Oct. 3, 2019
5th Annual Jaguar Day Festival Celebrates Nature, Culture Kendal Blust Oct. 3, 2019
Sonoran Researchers Seek Wildlife-Friendly Highway Crossings Kendal Blust Oct. 1, 2019
Without Aid, Fishermen Return To Vaquita’s Habitat Kendal Blust Sept. 25, 2019
Mexican Tomato Deal Signed Despite Inspection Concerns Kendal Blust Sept. 20, 2019
Mexican Military Finds Synthetic Drug Lab Near AZ Border Kendal Blust Sept. 19, 2019
Mexico Wants U.S. To ‘Do Much More’ To Stop Firearms Trafficking Kendal Blust Sept. 12, 2019
Sonora’s Police Shortage Causes Concern In Mexico Kendal Blust Sept. 11, 2019

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