Heather van Blokland

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Heather van Blokland moved to Phoenix in March 2016 to join KJZZ as a host/producer, after working as an on-air host/producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, covering middays, weekends and most everything in between. van Blokland previously worked as a Morning Edition host and reporter at Florida NPR affiliate WUFT-FM, covering business and agriculture beats. She was also the local producer and editor for StoryCorps’ story booth.

Like many in public media, van Blokland brings a diverse background to her daily duties. Her first career was in the private sector as a financial analyst manager in commercial and investment banking. She also used to teach canoeing and kayaking on the local rivers in North Central Florida. Her education includes a master’s in mass communication from the University of Florida, a bachelor’s in finance, marketing and multinational business from Florida State University, and a diploma in acting for film and television from Vancouver Film School in Vancouver, British Columbia. She wrote and produced a film, later submitted to the Vancouver International Film Festival.

In her free time, van Blokland enjoys exploring the outdoors, everything from a hike on South Mountain to Vancouver's Butchart Gardens to a ride through Swaziland’s Mkhaya Game Reserve. Her travels have included South Africa, Swaziland, western Canada, Australia, the British Isles, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay and summers on the outskirts of London. She is also a certified open-water diver, and still looking to apply that skill in Phoenix.

Half Southern and half English, van Blokland enjoys using phrases that surprise people. She does not enjoy steak and kidney pie or Monty Python. You can send your ardent disagreements with this statement to her directly at hvanblokland@kjzz.org.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Tucson-Based Vector Launches Its First Rocket Heather van Blokland Aug. 9, 2017
FTC: Companies Laundered Credit-Card Payments In $6 Million Scam Heather van Blokland Aug. 8, 2017
Sprouts To Expand Amazon Prime Partnership Heather van Blokland Aug. 7, 2017
Insys Therapeutics To Write-Off $4.5 Million Heather van Blokland Aug. 5, 2017
Arizona's Hot Summer Drives Strong Earnings For Electric Utility Heather van Blokland Aug. 4, 2017
Theranos Will Return $4.65 Million To Arizona Consumers Heather van Blokland Aug. 3, 2017
Gov. Ducey Requests SBA Loan Relief For Fire Victims Heather van Blokland Aug. 2, 2017
Arizona Attorney General Issues Judgment Against Company For Phony Fliers Heather van Blokland Aug. 1, 2017
Wells Fargo Profits Despite Losses Heather van Blokland July 24, 2017
ASU Wins $4.3 Million In Grants From U.S. Department of Energy Heather van Blokland July 22, 2017
Hedge Fund Leaves Investors, Including ASU, Asking Questions Heather van Blokland July 21, 2017
CenturyLink Faces Additional Lawsuits After 1st Arizona Whistleblower's Suit Heather van Blokland July 21, 2017
GM Cleared Of Arizona Man’s Charges Of Faulty Ignition Switch Heather van Blokland July 20, 2017
Fruit Of The Loom Gets Sustainability Help From ASU Heather van Blokland July 20, 2017
GoDaddy To Sell-Off German Division Heather van Blokland July 20, 2017
ACLU Questions Body Camera Use By Police Heather van Blokland July 20, 2017
Rural Americans Have Higher Rates Of Cancers Screening Can Prevent Heather van Blokland July 17, 2017
Scottsdale To Host Discussion Of Vanguard Group’s Next Steps Heather van Blokland July 17, 2017
Canadian Mining Company Requests Arizona Waterway Review Heather van Blokland July 17, 2017
Avnet Uses Artificial Intelligence To Serve Customers Heather van Blokland July 14, 2017
2 More Former Insys Employees Plead Guilty To Kickback Scheme Heather van Blokland July 12, 2017
Tucson Electric Power Updates Renewable Energy Plan Heather van Blokland July 11, 2017
Is Intellectual Entrepreneurship A Thing In Arizona? Heather van Blokland July 11, 2017
In Pima, Maricopa Counties, Two-Thirds Of Drowning Deaths Are Adults Heather van Blokland July 9, 2017
Pima County Town Gets $3 Million Tech Grant Heather van Blokland July 9, 2017