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 Author Publication Date
Bill Allowing Surprise Inspections Of Abortion Clinics Moves Forward Dennis Lambert February 28, 2014
Realty Trac: Institutional Investors Leave Arizona Dennis Lambert February 27, 2014
State Dry Spell To End Dennis Lambert February 27, 2014
Sinema Looks To Reverse SB1062 Damage Dennis Lambert February 27, 2014
Experts Encouraged By Condor Breeding Program Dennis Lambert February 26, 2014
SB 1062 Supporters Urge Governor To Sign Bill Dennis Lambert February 26, 2014
Tempe Police Make Arrests At Illegal Marijuana Dispensary Dennis Lambert February 26, 2014
Grandparents Raising Grandkids May Get Financial Help Dennis Lambert February 26, 2014
Arizonan Awarded Medal Of Honor For WWII Actions Dennis Lambert February 25, 2014
Rare Spinal Surgery Allows MLB Player To Return In Time For Spring Training In Arizona Dennis Lambert February 25, 2014
Arizona Game And Fish To Make Adjustments To Bighorn Sheep Reintroduction Dennis Lambert February 25, 2014
SCOTUS Declines To Hear Arizona Abortion Law Appeal Dennis Lambert February 24, 2014
Study: Most Of Income Growth Goes To Top 1 Percent Of Wage Earners Dennis Lambert February 24, 2014
McCain: Ukraine Still Faces A Long Road To Independence Dennis Lambert February 24, 2014
Bill Would Deny Welfare To Drug Offenders Dennis Lambert February 21, 2014
Senate Education Committee Wants To Eliminate Common Core Dennis Lambert February 21, 2014
Bill Would Ban Teen Drivers From Cell Phone Use Dennis Lambert February 21, 2014
Gas Prices See Normal Seasonal Increase Dennis Lambert February 21, 2014
County Assessor Sending Property Valuation Notices Soon Dennis Lambert February 21, 2014
Cold Fronts Move Through Phoenix Dennis Lambert February 20, 2014
Cost Of Obtaining Public Records In Arizona May Increase Dennis Lambert February 20, 2014
Gay Rights Groups Oppose Religious Protection Bill Dennis Lambert February 20, 2014
Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Introduces Business Connect Program Dennis Lambert February 20, 2014
2 Elderly Hikers Rescued After Getting Lost Overnight Dennis Lambert February 19, 2014
Bill Would Require Reauthorization For Voter-Enacted Laws Every 8 Years Dennis Lambert February 19, 2014

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