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
New Regulations Could Follow Hep C Exposure Dennis Lambert December 10, 2013
Leah Landrum-Taylor Is First To Enter Democratic Primary For Secretary Of State Dennis Lambert December 10, 2013
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Firewood Retailers Blowing Smoke Dennis Lambert December 09, 2013
Seniors Not As Affected By ACA Due To Medicare Dennis Lambert December 09, 2013
New Planet Discovered By U Of A Astronomers Dennis Lambert December 06, 2013
Racehorse Killed Following I-10 Accident Dennis Lambert December 05, 2013
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Bus Stop Ad Case Attorneys Present Their Sides Dennis Lambert December 04, 2013
Drug Deal Busted In Broad Daylight Dennis Lambert December 04, 2013
Police Chief: Enforcing DUI Laws Not Always Pretty Dennis Lambert December 04, 2013
Arizona Agencies Can't Charge For Public Record Inspection Dennis Lambert December 04, 2013
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Congress Agenda For End Of Legislative Year Does Not Include Immigration Reform Dennis Lambert December 03, 2013
New Online Tool Determines Whether Users Should Be Screened For Lung Cancer Dennis Lambert December 03, 2013
Late Week Promises Colder Weather Dennis Lambert December 02, 2013
W.P. Carey Study: Customer Satisfaction Is Down Dennis Lambert December 02, 2013
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Bighorn Sheep Released In Santa Catalina Mountains Dies Dennis Lambert December 02, 2013
Arizona Charter Schools Want More State Aid Dennis Lambert December 02, 2013
Arizona Farm Bureau Federation Wishes A Farm Bill Would Pass Dennis Lambert November 28, 2013
Gilbert Car Repair Shop Busted In Sting Dennis Lambert November 28, 2013

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