Arizona Storytellers: Dennis Wagner

Published: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 7:16am
Updated: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 7:19am
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Dennis Wagner tells a story during the 125th anniversary of The Arizona Republic at Phoenix Theatre on Monday, May 18, 2015.

KJZZ is partnering with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers project on the radio. Storytellers in Phoenix share their stories at live events in town. Some of the stories are about living here, some are not.

In 1992, Dennis Wagner worked at the Phoenix Gazette. Dennis, photographer Mike Chow, and reporter Ben Witten, were assigned to cover the riots in South Central Los Angeles. This was right after the police officers who attacked Rodney King were acquitted. The reporters arrived in LA and hired a cab to drive them to the riot zone.

Dennis Wagner is now an investigative reporter at the Arizona Republic.

The next storytelling event is Wednesday, May 18th at the Rebel Lounge in Phoenix. To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit

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