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
A conservation group is working to protect one of the planet’s most important ecosystems Kendal Blust Nov. 23, 2022
Famed Mexican rescue dog Frida has died Kendal Blust Nov. 18, 2022
Sonora encourages long-distance travelers to make a stop in the state Kendal Blust Nov. 21, 2022
Tour operators look for a solution to blockades at Sonoran biosphere reserve Kendal Blust Nov. 17, 2022
AMLO says he has a ‘Plan B’ to ensure reforms to elections system Kendal Blust Nov. 16, 2022
U.S. ambassador to Mexico visits Sonora, touting strong binational cooperation Kendal Blust Nov. 16, 2022
Sonoran officials announce plans to address violence in schools Kendal Blust Nov. 11, 2022
Report shows widespread wildlife trafficking in Mexico Kendal Blust Nov. 11, 2022
Sonoran officials will investigate claims of housing fraud in Rocky Point Kendal Blust Nov. 9, 2022
Federal data: U.S. citizens are moving to Mexico in record numbers Kendal Blust Nov. 8, 2022
Hermosillo’s ‘Green Hackathon’ seeks sustainable solutions for businesses Kendal Blust Nov. 8, 2022
Controversy over planned ‘narco museum’ in Sinaloa town Kendal Blust Nov. 7, 2022
Sonora leans into solar energy potential with solar plant construction Kendal Blust Nov. 4, 2022
Sonora to receive federal funds for port modernization projects Kendal Blust Nov. 3, 2022
Prison official found murdered in Guaymas, Sonora Kendal Blust Nov. 3, 2022
Border wall causes jaguars to spend more energy accessing key resources Kendal Blust Nov. 2, 2022
Mexico will share Sonora’s clean energy plan at UN Climate Conference Kendal Blust Nov. 2, 2022
Mexico officially bids to host 2036 Summer Olympics Kendal Blust Oct. 29, 2022
With 17 states in favor, reform extending public safety role of Mexican military passes Kendal Blust Oct. 29, 2022
Ahead of a visit from U.S. climate envoy, Sonora touts plans for lithium battery plant Kendal Blust Oct. 27, 2022
Same-sex marriage now legal in every Mexican state Kendal Blust Oct. 27, 2022
Mexico is doing away with daylight saving time Kendal Blust Oct. 26, 2022
Mexico announces end of ‘Remain in Mexico’ 2 months after U.S. began wind down Kendal Blust Oct. 26, 2022
From the desert to the sea, CRRIFS cares for and protects San Carlos wildlife Kendal Blust Oct. 27, 2022
Sonoran festival to celebrate, educate about the Sky Islands region Kendal Blust Oct. 12, 2022