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
Arizona State Retirement System Reduces Wells Fargo Holdings Heather van Blokland March 1, 2017
ASU Think Tank Explores Technology’s Effect On Health Heather van Blokland Feb. 24, 2017
Theranos Arizona Lab License Revoked Heather van Blokland Feb. 24, 2017
UA Dean Makes Case For Non-Traditional MBAs Heather van Blokland Feb. 23, 2017
Arizona Executive Among New Wells Fargo Firings Heather van Blokland Feb. 22, 2017
Arizona Oil And Gas Exploration Covers Wide Geographies Heather van Blokland Feb. 20, 2017
Freeport's Indonesia Mining Dispute At A Crisis Point Heather van Blokland Feb. 20, 2017
Freeport Mine Workers Strike Against Indonesian Government Heather van Blokland Feb. 17, 2017
Demand For Renewable Energy Fuels New Projects Heather van Blokland Feb. 16, 2017
Apollo Education Group Moves Forward In Settlement Heather van Blokland Feb. 15, 2017
Taser Competitor Body Camera Contract Under Investigation Heather van Blokland Feb. 15, 2017
Copper Production Slowing May Benefit Arizona Heather van Blokland Feb. 14, 2017
Commission: China Is Primary Supplier Of Drug Fentanyl Heather van Blokland Feb. 13, 2017
Taser International To Create Artificial-Intelligence Group Heather van Blokland Feb. 10, 2017
Arizona Man Indicted On Charges Of Cyber Spamming Heather van Blokland Feb. 8, 2017
Medical Transportation Manager Partners With Ride-Sharing Company Lyft Heather van Blokland Feb. 8, 2017
Red Ties And The Power Perception Heather van Blokland Feb. 7, 2017
Freeport To Cut Operations If Export Approval Delayed Heather van Blokland Feb. 6, 2017
Survey Says Millennials Leaving Tucson Heather van Blokland Feb. 3, 2017
USDA: Cattle In Arizona Up 8% From Year Earlier Heather van Blokland Feb. 2, 2017
International Sector Performing Despite President's Border Talk Heather van Blokland Feb. 1, 2017
Lufthansa Retiring A340-600s To Tucson's Aircraft 'Boneyard' Heather van Blokland Jan. 31, 2017
Arizona Dairy Farmers Among Group Accusing Canada Of Unfair Trade Heather van Blokland Jan. 31, 2017
Arizona Home To Lithium Exploration To Meet Battery Demand Heather van Blokland Jan. 29, 2017
Tracking Economic Trends From Relocation Data Heather van Blokland Jan. 27, 2017