Brock Blasdell

Brock Blasdell

Brock Blasdell is a freelance staff reporter for The Well News. An Arizona native, Blasdell has professional experience in both media relations and journalism covering education, elections, politics, business, science and local issues. His skill set includes creating and publishing both print and digital media, podcasting and videography, and his work has been seen in publications such as The Mesa Legend, AZ Big Media, The Tempe Wrangler News, and the East Valley Tribune.



Blasdell first began writing during an excursion abroad to Costa Rica. After being hired as a translator for a small local Spanish/English magazine, he soon moved on to roles in advertising, content creation and publishing. After returning to his hometown of Mesa, Arizona, just a year before his high school graduation, Blasdell began his official journey into journalism. 

In 2018, he was hired as an Opinions Editor for The Mesa Legend newspaper at Mesa Community College. In 2019, he transitioned into the position of News Editor at that newspaper and began freelance work. In 2020, after graduating from Mesa Community College, he adopted the newly created Alumnus Correspondent position at The Mesa Legend and transferred to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University to finish his education.


Recent Work

June 5, 2022
by Brock Blasdell
Experts Watch for ‘Pendulum Swing’ in New Mexico as Officials Battle Election Misinformation

SANTE FE, N.M. — Experts will be watching primary results in New Mexico as the state’s progressive movement shows signs... Read More

SANTE FE, N.M. — Experts will be watching primary results in New Mexico as the state’s progressive movement shows signs of weakness ahead of the June 7 primary. Meanwhile, New Mexico’s secretary of state has launched a new Rumor vs. Reality campaign to combat election misinformation... Read More

May 31, 2022
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Demographics and Redrawn Boundaries Could Net Dems Big Win in California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Increasing Asian and Latino populations across California have reshaped the state’s voter demographics heading into the... Read More

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Increasing Asian and Latino populations across California have reshaped the state’s voter demographics heading into the 2022 midterms. Amid congressional redistricting, it could create the perfect opportunity for Democrats to win seats in the 2022 primary and general elections. “California lost a... Read More

May 27, 2022
by Brock Blasdell
Kitchen Table Economics Could Decide Iowa Primary, Expert Says

DES MOINES, Iowa — With Iowa’s primary election rapidly approaching its June 7 date, political analysts are wondering if the... Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa — With Iowa’s primary election rapidly approaching its June 7 date, political analysts are wondering if the state’s large population of no-party voters will again turn the state red. Historically, Iowa’s caucuses have been a measure of electability for parties, and while its... Read More

May 8, 2022
by Brock Blasdell
Mooney Polling Ahead of McKinley in West Virginia House Primary

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep.... Read More

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep. David McKinley as they head into the final days before West Virginia’s May 10 Republican primary. West Virginia lost a congressional house seat following the 2020... Read More

May 5, 2022
by Brock Blasdell
Nebraska's Tight Governor's Race Shaken by Sexual Assault Allegations

LINCOLN, Neb. — Charles Herbster, Jim Pillen and Brett Lindstrom are polling neck-and-neck in the crowded field of Republican candidates... Read More

LINCOLN, Neb. — Charles Herbster, Jim Pillen and Brett Lindstrom are polling neck-and-neck in the crowded field of Republican candidates as they head into their final week of campaigning before Nebraska's highly anticipated May 10 primary for governor. Each represents a unique sector of conservative politics,... Read More

December 28, 2021
by Brock Blasdell
Labor Dept. Sets Limits on Tipped Employees Performing Non-Tipped Work

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday the Department of Labor set new limits on the amount of time employers can use tipped-employees... Read More

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday the Department of Labor set new limits on the amount of time employers can use tipped-employees to do non-tip-producing work.  The new ruling, implemented at a time of nation-wide labor shortages, comes via a clarification of language in the Fair Labor Standards... Read More

December 16, 2021
by Brock Blasdell
Review Finds Government Policies on Use of Non-Lethal Force Inconsistently Enforced

WASHINGTON — The Government Accountability Office released a report Thursday detailing the use and oversight of less-lethal force by federal... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Government Accountability Office released a report Thursday detailing the use and oversight of less-lethal force by federal agencies during last year’s riotous civil demonstrations in Washington, D.C., and Portland, Oregon.  The report, which was commissioned by the Committee on Homeland Security, found several... Read More

December 13, 2021
by Brock Blasdell
New York AG Adds to Civil and Criminal Lawsuits Against Former President Trump

NEW YORK — New York’s Attorney General Letitia James has subpoenaed former president Donald J. Trump to appear in a... Read More

NEW YORK — New York’s Attorney General Letitia James has subpoenaed former president Donald J. Trump to appear in a deposition next month to answer allegations regarding the Trump organization’s involvement in improperly valuing real estate assets. The request falls on top of a mountainous pile... Read More

December 6, 2021
by Brock Blasdell
NYC to Expand COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates to Children

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that, in an effort to combat the omicron variant, children... Read More

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that, in an effort to combat the omicron variant, children aged 5-11 will soon be required to present proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccination before they can enter any private indoor business within New York... Read More

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