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
Communities Affected By Mining Spill Win Case In Mexico's Supreme Court Kendal Blust Jan. 16, 2020
Some Asylum Seekers Have Court Hearings Hundreds Of Miles Away Kendal Blust, Lauren Gilger Jan. 14, 2020
AMLO Visits Family Of Massacre Victims, Promises Justice Kendal Blust Jan. 13, 2020
Rocky Point Welcomes First Cruise Without Home Port Kendal Blust Jan. 10, 2020
'Remain In Mexico' Expands To Nogales, Sonora Kendal Blust, Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Jan. 2, 2020
Police Chief Among 7 Arrested In Connection With La Mora Massacre Kendal Blust Dec. 31, 2019
Mexico Pulls Ambassador From Bolivia Amid Spat Between Countries Kendal Blust Dec. 31, 2019
Conservationists: Mexican Failing To Protect Vaquita Kendal Blust Dec. 31, 2019
Spending Bill Includes $152.4 Million For San Luis Port Of Entry Kendal Blust Dec. 23, 2019
Mexican Environmental Secretary Promises To ‘Transform’ Rio Sonora Kendal Blust Dec. 19, 2019
NAU President Pushes For Stronger Ties With Mexico Kendal Blust Dec. 19, 2019
Concerns Over New Grupo Mexico Tailings Dam In Sonora Kendal Blust Dec. 12, 2019
Cross-Border Youth Tennis Program Celebrates Success With Rally In Nogales Kendal Blust Dec. 13, 2019
Poachers Swarm Vaquita Refuge ‘Like Never Before’ Kendal Blust Dec. 10, 2019
Mujeres En El Diamante: U.S. Coach Brings Baseball To Girls In Mexico Kendal Blust Dec. 11, 2019
Incomplete Cross-Border Tunnel Discovered In Nogales Kendal Blust Dec. 6, 2019
Rocky Point Visitors Center Starts Petition For SENTRI Lane Kendal Blust Dec. 3, 2019
Binational Startup Weekend In Nogales Puts Focus On Sustainability Kendal Blust Dec. 2, 2019
Families Of Mexican Massacre Victims Express Gratitude, Concern Over Cartel Terrorist Designation Kendal Blust, Murphy Woodhouse Nov. 28, 2019
Mexican Stage Of Amateur Tour De France Ends In Sonora Kendal Blust Nov. 29, 2019
AMLO: La Mora Massacre Investigation Receiving ‘Special Attention’ Kendal Blust Nov. 19, 2019
USDA Implementing Restrictions To Control Tomato Virus Threat Kendal Blust Nov. 18, 2019
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