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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National Health Organizations Partner To Reduce Physician And Medical Student Suicide Heather van Blokland Dec. 2, 2016
Declining Enrollment Leads To Lowered Revenue For Arizona Schools Heather van Blokland Dec. 1, 2016
Citrus Company Based In Arizona And Florida Is Working To Expand Nationwide Heather van Blokland Nov. 30, 2016
REI Closes Stores On Black Friday, Urges People To Spend Day Outdoors Heather van Blokland Nov. 25, 2016
Large Poultry Companies Will Be Subject To New Pricing Regulations Heather van Blokland Nov. 24, 2016
Quest Diagnostics Expands Lab Test Pilot Program Heather van Blokland Nov. 23, 2016
Study: Honeybee Health Directly Correlated To Their Diet Heather van Blokland Nov. 23, 2016
Arizona First Responders Spend Week Training In Earthquake Simulations Heather van Blokland Nov. 22, 2016
Arizona Ranchers To Be Compensated For Cattle Loss Due To Mexican Grey Wolves Heather van Blokland Nov. 18, 2016
Kickstarter Campaign For Telescope To Identify Life On Other Planets Launches Heather van Blokland Nov. 17, 2016
Electric Car Company Halts Progress In Nevada Heather van Blokland Nov. 16, 2016
Arizona's Largest Cities Reach New Water Sharing Agreement Heather van Blokland Nov. 11, 2016
Federal Government Announces Program To Increase Solar And Wind Energy Projects Heather van Blokland Nov. 11, 2016
Walgreens Files Suit Against Blood Testing Company Theranos Heather van Blokland Nov. 9, 2016
Updated Report On Arizona Payroll Numbers Heather van Blokland Nov. 4, 2016
Phoenix Man Accused Of Hacking University Emails Around The Country Heather van Blokland Nov. 3, 2016
Arizona Ranks 34th In Obesity Nationwide Heather van Blokland Oct. 27, 2016
Arizona Food Prices Down 10 Percent Compared To 2015 Heather van Blokland Oct. 25, 2016
Latino Home Ownership Soars Heather van Blokland Oct. 21, 2016
Expert: Arizona Latinos May See Different Home Loan Terms Heather van Blokland Oct. 14, 2016
Report: Predatory Lending A Problem In Arizona Heather van Blokland Oct. 14, 2016
120,000 New Arizona Voters Have Registered In Past 3 Weeks Heather van Blokland Oct. 12, 2016
GoDaddy Fires Ad Agency Despite Growth Heather van Blokland Oct. 7, 2016
Report: Continued Delays For Veterans At Phoenix VA System Heather van Blokland Oct. 5, 2016
US Supreme Court Won't Hear Taser Appeal Heather van Blokland, Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 4, 2016