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
Sonora among 10 states legalizing ‘chocolate cars’ Kendal Blust Jan. 24, 2022
Sonoran government investigating previous administration Kendal Blust Jan. 20, 2022
Hermosillo wins $1M toward innovative recycling program Kendal Blust Jan. 19, 2022
Sonora moves forward with massive solar plant near Rocky Point Kendal Blust Jan. 19, 2022
Music festival in Alamos, Sonora, now in question as COVID cases rise Kendal Blust Jan. 17, 2022
Sonoran health officials says in-person classes will continue despite COVID spike Kendal Blust Jan. 14, 2022
U.S. puts restrictions on Mexican boats over illegal fishing Kendal Blust Jan. 17, 2022
Mexican groups seek international probe into torture, forced disappearances Kendal Blust Jan. 14, 2022
Sonoran teachers finally eligible for booster shots Kendal Blust Jan. 12, 2022
Baskets woven by Comcaac artisans included in Bellas Artes exhibit Kendal Blust Jan. 12, 2022
‘Only Sonora’ tourist zone could be adopted in other states Kendal Blust Jan. 10, 2022
Dog helps searching group in Nogales, Sonora, find bodies of missing Kendal Blust Jan. 7, 2022
U.S. provides training for Sonoran agents to combat gun trafficking Kendal Blust Jan. 6, 2022
COVID-19 cases rising rapidly in Sonora, across Mexico Kendal Blust Jan. 6, 2022
Young Sonoran composer aspires to write music for films Kendal Blust Jan. 7, 2022
Searching mothers ask cartels to allow their search for disappeared Kendal Blust Jan. 5, 2022
Asylum applications in Mexico hit historic highs in 2021 Kendal Blust Jan. 5, 2022
In-person classes back at UNISON for first time amid the pandemic Kendal Blust Dec. 30, 2021
Sonora governor promises to make agave spirit bacanora core part of state economy Kendal Blust Dec. 30, 2021
Cruise ship with COVID-19 outbreak docks in Guaymas Kendal Blust Dec. 30, 2021
Sonoran launches domestic violence hotline ahead of the holidays Kendal Blust Dec. 24, 2021
Sonora heads into the holidays with 53% vaccination rate Kendal Blust Dec. 22, 2021
Hermosillo leaders say they’re taking action on climate change Kendal Blust Dec. 18, 2021
Mexican officials sign agreement with migrant group Kendal Blust Dec. 18, 2021
U.S. ambassador to Mexico discusses security, trade in Sonora Kendal Blust Dec. 16, 2021

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