Getting to know … Nick Blumberg (Fronteras PIN analyst)

Joellen Easton
Business Development Manager
Public Insight Network

From Nick Blumberg, PIN analyst in the Fronteras newsroom:

Nick Blumberg, Fronteras

Nick Blumberg, Fronteras

I grew up on the far north side of Chicago, and came to Arizona to attend the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. I was part of the Murrow and PRNDI-award winning team at KJZZ that covered Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 anti-immigration law throughout 2010.

When I moved to Arizona to attend college, it opened my eyes to the variety and complexity of issues in the Southwest.

I love working for Fronteras, because we get a chance to cover border, immigration and demographics issues in depth. Using the PIN helps Fronteras find voices for our stories that haven’t been heard before. I want to use the PIN to tell untold stories, and to create a dialogue between journalists and the public. I want to engage communities on the issues important to them.

Previously, I served as an Associate Producer for KJZZ’s Here and Now, a news and public affairs talk show covering the Phoenix area. When I’m not working, I try to spend as much time outside as I can – at least during the part of the year when it’s not 100-something degrees.


Joellen Easton Business Development Manager
Public Insight Network
Joellen Easton gets to chart the next mission for PIN: New ways to use the network for meeting information needs, with new partners and new technologies. All shiny objects cross her desk.

Her background is in anthropology, and she has produced for WGBH, PRI’s The World, and as a freelancer. She first worked with PIN at Marketplace as a PIN analyst for four years, and after that as partners manager for three years, leading the training and support team. She is degreed from Tufts and MIT.