Dennis Lambert photoIn the wee small hours of the morning, when most of us are working on REM sleep, Morning Edition host and reporter, Dennis Lambert busily prepares the news and information KJZZ listeners hear as they prepare for the day. He’s been doing that for KJZZ listeners since 1996.    

“While I realize the importance of providing listeners with updates on traffic, weather and breaking news, I really enjoy the ability to focus on complex, more obscure stories with in-depth coverage,” said Lambert.  “That's not always possible in commercial radio, and I have KJZZ and its listeners to thank for that.”

Throughout his award-winning career, which he began in 1969, Lambert has covered everything from plane crashes to bribery scandals as well as late night and early morning legislative sessions. There have also been celebrity interviews, a few wildlife escapades with sand cranes and bighorn sheep and many adventures in between.

Lambert calls the impeachment of former Arizona Governor Evan Mecham the most memorable story he has covered. He was KTAR’s News Director at the time, and the station won a Peabody Award for its live coverage.

Lambert has won just about every award the Associated Press and the Phoenix Press Club had at one time or another. As a KJZZ reporter, he has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award and several Associated Press awards. He won national Murrow and Scripps Howard awards for coverage of the Meacham impeachment.

He was honored in 2010 with the Order of the Silver Key from the Phoenix Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for 25 years of broadcast excellence.

A Michigan native, Dennis worked as a radio reporter in Lansing and Detroit before coming to Arizona in 1984. He has a degree in Communication Arts from Michigan State University.

An avid Arizona Diamondbacks fan, Lambert has been a member of the Sunday Hackers season ticket group since the franchise began. 

Lambert has been married since 1969 and has two adult children and two grandchildren.

Contact Dennis Lambert at 480-774-8237, or dlambert@rioradio.org or by way of Twitter @KJZZlambert.

Title Publication Date
Arizonan Awarded Medal Of Honor For WWII Actions February 25, 2014
Rare Spinal Surgery Allows MLB Player To Return In Time For Spring Training In Arizona February 25, 2014
Arizona Game And Fish To Make Adjustments To Bighorn Sheep Reintroduction February 25, 2014
SCOTUS Declines To Hear Arizona Abortion Law Appeal February 24, 2014
Study: Most Of Income Growth Goes To Top 1 Percent Of Wage Earners February 24, 2014
McCain: Ukraine Still Faces A Long Road To Independence February 24, 2014
Bill Would Deny Welfare To Drug Offenders February 21, 2014
Senate Education Committee Wants To Eliminate Common Core February 21, 2014
Bill Would Ban Teen Drivers From Cell Phone Use February 21, 2014
Gas Prices See Normal Seasonal Increase February 21, 2014
County Assessor Sending Property Valuation Notices Soon February 21, 2014
Cold Fronts Move Through Phoenix February 20, 2014
Cost Of Obtaining Public Records In Arizona May Increase February 20, 2014
Gay Rights Groups Oppose Religious Protection Bill February 20, 2014
Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Introduces Business Connect Program February 20, 2014
2 Elderly Hikers Rescued After Getting Lost Overnight February 19, 2014
Bill Would Require Reauthorization For Voter-Enacted Laws Every 8 Years February 19, 2014
U.S. Justice Department Reaches Agreement With Ganado Unified Schools February 18, 2014
Movement Supporters Question Lawmakers Commitment To Repeal Last Year’s Election Laws February 18, 2014
High School Students See Donations To Brain Tumor Research In Action February 18, 2014
Poll: 57 Percent Favor Moving Away From Coal Power Plants February 18, 2014
Bill Would Permit Spending $500,000 On Memorial For Fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots February 18, 2014
Monday Brush Fire Burns 5 Acres Near Sahuaro Lake February 18, 2014
Measure Would Put Cameras And Sensors Along Border, Broadcast Feed On Internet February 18, 2014
Many Arizona Voters Want Public Lands Protected February 14, 2014

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