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
Tucson Woman Charged Twice This Month With Human Smuggling Dennis Lambert November 26, 2013
New Report: Several Toys Pose Health Hazards To Children Dennis Lambert November 26, 2013
Arizona Home Sales Down 13 Percent Dennis Lambert November 26, 2013
Tucson Bicycle Race Participant Dies After Collision Dennis Lambert November 25, 2013
Adopt A Valley Family This Holiday Season Dennis Lambert November 25, 2013
Phoenix Man Pleads Not Guilty In Wrong-Way Crash Dennis Lambert November 25, 2013
Valley Charities Need Donations This Thanksgiving Dennis Lambert November 25, 2013
Arizona's Workforce Is Shrinking Since Recession Dennis Lambert November 25, 2013
Rosemont Mine's Water Permit Deemed Flawed Dennis Lambert November 22, 2013
Arizona Board Of Regents Rejects Tuition Proposal Dennis Lambert November 22, 2013
ASU’s Cronkite School Reflects On Namesake’s Delivery Of Kennedy News Dennis Lambert November 22, 2013
Unemployment In Arizona Down One-Tenth Percent Dennis Lambert November 22, 2013
ADOT Prepared For Rain And Snow Storms Dennis Lambert November 22, 2013
DPS Investigates 6,000 Deferred Child Abuse Complaints Dennis Lambert November 22, 2013
Hopi Tribe Elects New Chairman Dennis Lambert November 21, 2013
Albuquerque Hosts Hearing On Mexican Gray Wolf Future Dennis Lambert November 20, 2013
New Toolkit Helps Foster Parents Dennis Lambert November 19, 2013
Katie Couric's Talk Show Travels To Arizona Dennis Lambert November 19, 2013
Shortage Of Lethal Injection Drugs Raises Legal Questions Dennis Lambert November 19, 2013
Montgomery Urges Parents Bidding For Use Of Marijuana Extract To Work With Legislators Dennis Lambert November 19, 2013
Former Sheriff’s Office Director Indicted For Computer Tampering, Identity Theft Dennis Lambert November 19, 2013
30 Desert Bighorn Sheep Relocated To Pusch Ridge Wilderness Area Dennis Lambert November 18, 2013
Red Cross Offers Support System To Overwhelmed Volunteers Dennis Lambert November 18, 2013
Valley Phones Receive Amber Alert For Teen And Two Siblings Dennis Lambert November 18, 2013
AARP Report: Increased "Under Observation" Patient Status Raises Questions Dennis Lambert November 18, 2013

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