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
Researchers Treat Amputees By Stimulating Nerves In FDA Trial Heather van Blokland April 3, 2017
Phoenix-based Freeport McMoRan Resolves Miners Strike In Peru Heather van Blokland March 31, 2017
Information Technology, Robotics Changing Health Care Heather van Blokland March 30, 2017
Wells Fargo To Pay $110 Million Settlement To Plaintiffs In Arizona, California Heather van Blokland March 29, 2017
Conscientious Consumerism Drives Upscale Coffee Trend Heather van Blokland March 28, 2017
Inventure Foods Sells Fresh Frozen Foods For $23.7 Million Heather van Blokland March 24, 2017
Blue Cross Blue Shield Wins Appeal Over ERISA Standing Heather van Blokland March 23, 2017
UA Professor Researching Drone Use To Establish Land Rights Heather van Blokland March 22, 2017
Supreme Court Upholds Labor Case Filed By Scottsdale Company Heather van Blokland March 22, 2017
Proposed Bill Requires Training For Arizona Foster Parents Heather van Blokland March 21, 2017
Political-Themed Books Changing Things For Booksellers Heather van Blokland March 19, 2017
Boeing's Saudi Arabia Contract Work To Be Done In Mesa Heather van Blokland March 16, 2017
Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty Law Heather van Blokland March 16, 2017
Arizona Supreme Court Rejects Minimum Wage Challenge Heather van Blokland March 15, 2017
Green Light Therapy Shows Promise As Supplemental Pain Relief Heather van Blokland March 14, 2017
Phoenix-Based Used-Car Dealer Possibly Going Public Heather van Blokland March 13, 2017
Arizona State Land Department Uses Virtual System To Manage, Gather Information Heather van Blokland March 13, 2017
Wells Fargo Demotes, Fires More Bank Managers In Ongoing Investigation Heather van Blokland March 10, 2017
ACLU Responds To Flake Resolution On Internet Privacy Regulations Heather van Blokland March 9, 2017
Mexico Cancels Existing Sugar Export Permits To US Heather van Blokland March 8, 2017
Spring Break Travelers Should Prepare For Sunscreen Differences Abroad Heather van Blokland March 7, 2017
Tucson Speedway Qualifying A Comeback Heather van Blokland March 7, 2017
Lemon Supplier Navigates Tariffs In Global Agriculture Heather van Blokland March 7, 2017
USDA Cites Nogales Produce Distributor For $1.8 Million Heather van Blokland March 3, 2017
Phoenix-Based Avnet Sells Technology Division Heather van Blokland March 2, 2017