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
ADOT Warns Of Strong Winds And Blowing Dust Dennis Lambert November 15, 2013
Tucson Schools Desegregation Plan Rejected Dennis Lambert November 15, 2013
Thirteen People Arrested In Pinal County For Human And Drug Smuggling Dennis Lambert November 14, 2013
ADOT Prepares Snow Plow Drivers For The Winter Dennis Lambert November 14, 2013
Arizona Foreclosure Filings Down Again In October Dennis Lambert November 14, 2013
Heated Testimony Before The Arizona Corporation Commission Dennis Lambert November 14, 2013
McCain Co-Sponsors Legislation On Border Patrol Overtime Dennis Lambert November 14, 2013
State Parks To Hire Homeless Veterans Dennis Lambert November 14, 2013
ACA Insurance Options Vary Across The Country Dennis Lambert November 13, 2013
Appeals Court Weighing State Election Changes Dennis Lambert November 13, 2013
Arpaio Frustrated With Death Threat From Canadian Teen Dennis Lambert November 13, 2013
Students Injured In Chemistry Lab Fire Dennis Lambert November 13, 2013
Workers Suffer Electrical Burns Dennis Lambert November 13, 2013
Bennett Aims To Reduce Income Tax, Expand Sales Tax Dennis Lambert November 13, 2013
Arizona E. Coli Victim Recovering After Salad Dennis Lambert November 13, 2013
Arizona High School Football Player Dies From Brain Injury Dennis Lambert November 12, 2013
Car and Truck Sales Up 16 Percent, General Merchandise Sales Down Dennis Lambert November 12, 2013
DPS To Utilize Speed Laws To Crackdown On Texting While Driving Dennis Lambert November 12, 2013
Giffords, Barber Lobby Congress To Pass Legislation Addressing Gun Crimes Dennis Lambert November 12, 2013
Arizona On Track To End Chronic Homelessness Among Vets Dennis Lambert November 12, 2013
Arizona Group Helps Veterans Year-Round, Not Just On Veterans Day Dennis Lambert November 11, 2013
Environmental Protection Agency Schedules Hearings On A State Power Plant Dennis Lambert November 08, 2013
State Fair Attracted 24,000 More Visitors Than Last Year Dennis Lambert November 08, 2013
State To Add 59,000 Jobs In 2014 Dennis Lambert November 08, 2013
Farley Pushes Lawmakers To Ban Texting While Driving Dennis Lambert November 08, 2013

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