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.

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Mayo Clinic In Arizona Med School Starting By Late Summer Heather van Blokland May 17, 2017
Lithium Exploration Ongoing In Desert Southwest Heather van Blokland May 15, 2017
Cotton, Citrus Acreage In Arizona Declining Heather van Blokland May 14, 2017
As Jobs Move Online, Phoenix Co-Working Spaces Draw Remote Workers Heather van Blokland May 12, 2017
Arizona Increasingly A Tourism Destination For Chinese Heather van Blokland May 11, 2017
Arizona Cotton Output Increasing But Still Low Heather van Blokland May 11, 2017
Arizona Corp Comm Fines A Now Closed Software Startup Heather van Blokland May 10, 2017
UA Fraternity Loses Recognition Heather van Blokland May 10, 2017
Arizona-Based Medical Technology Company Wants To Share Patient Information Nationwide Heather van Blokland May 9, 2017
Chinese Students Accused Of Cheating On College Entrance Exams Heather van Blokland May 6, 2017
UA Vet School Denied Accreditation For Second Time Heather van Blokland May 5, 2017
Data Show Trends Among Unauthorized Immigrants In Phoenix, Metro Areas Heather van Blokland May 4, 2017
USDA: Arizona Is Second Largest Vegetable Producer In U.S. Heather van Blokland May 3, 2017
Cable One Completes Purchase Of NewWave Heather van Blokland May 2, 2017
American Realty Capital Indictment Will Move Forward Heather van Blokland May 1, 2017
UA Agriculture Team Works To Debunk Misinformation Heather van Blokland April 24, 2017
Southwest Airlines Union Dispute Case Moving From Arizona To Texas Heather van Blokland April 21, 2017
State Attorneys General, Including Arizona AG Brnovich, Protest An Exxon Mobil Investigation Heather van Blokland April 21, 2017
Arizona Job Growth In Arts Fields Among Fastest In The Nation Heather van Blokland April 19, 2017
Arizona Gov. Ducey Signs Bill Giving Businesses 90 Days To Fix ADA Violations Heather van Blokland April 19, 2017
Arizona County Bans Traveling Circuses Heather van Blokland April 19, 2017
Controversial Arizona Death Penalty Protocol Draws Ire In Other States Heather van Blokland April 18, 2017
General Motors Testing Self-Driving Car Program In Arizona, 2 Other States Heather van Blokland April 14, 2017
Arizona Judge Sets New Dates For Arpaio Trial Heather van Blokland April 14, 2017
Report: Arizona Milk Production Peaked In March Heather van Blokland April 12, 2017