Tabitha Bland
Tabitha Bland TAB-ih-thuh bland (she/her/hers)
News Broadcast Reporter, Phoenix

Tabitha Bland plans to graduate in May 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in criminal justice. Bland plans to focus on in-depth news packages. She has interned as a multimedia journalist for AZEdNews, worked as short-form video editor for the State Press, and anchored for the State Press and The Cut Network.

Latest from Tabitha Bland

Two Cochise County officials face felony charges over 2022 election

PHOENIX – The Arizona Attorney General’s office announced Wednesday the indictment of two Cochise County supervisors for their roles in delaying the certification of the county’s election results in the November 2022 general election. Peggy Judd, 61, and Terry “Tom” Crosby, 64, face felony charges of conspiracy and interference with an election officer.

Peggy Judd, 61, and Terry “Tom” Crosby, 64, face felony charges of conspiracy and interference with an election officer over their roles in postponing certification of Cochise County’s 2022 general election results. In this November 2022 file photo, an election worker gathers ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center. (File photo by Drake Presto/Cronkite News)

‘Perpetuating the Hawaiian culture’: Outrigger canoe teams bring sport, community to Arizona

TEMPE – Arizona has two Hawaiian outrigger canoe teams. They focus on competition as well as preserving Hawaiian culture and building community.

Linda Martin’s paddle comes out of the water during a practice at Tempe Town Lake on Oct. 28, 2023. Martin is a member of Team Arizona Outrigger Canoe Club and is preparing for Another Dam Race, an outrigger canoe competition in Parker. (Photo by Kevinjonah Paguio/Cronkite News)

Arizona Diamondbacks World Series merch is flying off shelves, but beware of counterfeit swag

PHOENIX – As the Arizona Diamondbacks take to the home field for the World Series, the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center warns fans to be on guard for counterfeit merchandise that could be sold both in person and online. Meanwhile, retailers are preparing for even higher demand if the team wins.

The Arizona Diamondbacks team shop at Chase Field has World Series T-shirts, hats and accessories. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

22 years later, 9/11 Tempe Healing Field tribute honors lives in terrorist attack

TEMPE – The Tempe Healing Field tribute at Tempe Beach Park honors the lives of those who died during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

A visitor walks through rows of flags at the 9/11 Tempe Healing Field tribute at Tempe Beach Park, on Sept. 11, 2023. (Photo by Kiersten Edgett/Cronkite News)

Arizona Gives Day collects donations to benefit over 1,000 nonprofits

PHOENIX – Amid rising inflation rates and costs, Arizona Gives Day raises funds for over 1,000 nonprofits statewide. Inflation is not only affecting the nonprofits but donors, too.

Arizona Helping Hands is one of the nonprofits participating in this year’s Arizona Gives Day. The organization provides children in foster care with the things they need to thrive, whether it’s a new bed, diapers, clothes, toys, school supplies or basic necessities. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Helping Hands)