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
Freeport Misses Earnings Amid Indonesia Uncertainty Heather van Blokland Jan. 25, 2017
Solar Equipment Sales Soar Despite Sector Fears Heather van Blokland Jan. 25, 2017
As Smart Cities Grow, So Does Demand For Tech-Trained Workers Heather van Blokland Jan. 23, 2017
US Economy Grew 3.5% In Third Quarter Heather van Blokland Jan. 20, 2017
Research Finding: Deportations Increase Foreclosures In Hispanic Population Heather van Blokland Jan. 20, 2017
Kickstarter Campaigns Fill Inequality Gaps Heather van Blokland Jan. 19, 2017
Smart Packaging Technology Market Projected At $30 Billion Heather van Blokland Jan. 18, 2017
Federal Judge's Ruling Deals Setback For Swift Transportation Heather van Blokland Jan. 16, 2017
Moody's To Pay $864 Mil To Settle With Arizona, Other States Heather van Blokland Jan. 16, 2017
Peanut Production Is Down, But Demand For Organics Is Rising Heather van Blokland Jan. 16, 2017
Raytheon Missile Approved For International Sale Heather van Blokland Jan. 12, 2017
Zillow Analysis: Housing Recovery Rate Depends On Community Heather van Blokland Jan. 11, 2017
International Mining Laws to Impact Phoenix-based Freeport McMoRan Heather van Blokland Jan. 10, 2017
Apple Seeks Federal Approval To Produce Certain Components At Mesa Location Heather van Blokland Jan. 9, 2017
Technology, Innovation Focus Of North American International Auto Show Heather van Blokland Jan. 8, 2017
Outlook: Gas Prices Rising In 2017 Heather van Blokland Jan. 5, 2017
ON Semiconductor Announces Smart Camera Technology In Cars Heather van Blokland Jan. 5, 2017
Arizona Dairy Pricing Stays Lower Than Other Markets Heather van Blokland Jan. 3, 2017
Leaving (And Entering) Las Vegas Might Be Easier Heather van Blokland Jan. 3, 2017
Phoenix Company Acquires Canadian Virtual Reality Attraction Heather van Blokland Jan. 2, 2017
Scottsdale-Based Metals Company To Open Plant In China Heather van Blokland Jan. 2, 2017
Real Estate Database Ranks 2016 A Record Year Heather van Blokland Jan. 2, 2017
New Drilling Planned For Northern Arizona Uranium Mine Heather van Blokland Dec. 29, 2016
Arizona Top Relocation Destination Heather van Blokland Dec. 28, 2016
Christmas Cruisin': A Parade Of Lowrider Cars Gives Out Gifts Heather van Blokland Dec. 23, 2016