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
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
Phoenix Police Investigate Baggage Theft Dennis Lambert November 07, 2013
New River Explosion Being Investigated Dennis Lambert November 07, 2013
Cave Creek Child Dies After Accident With A Recycling Truck Dennis Lambert November 07, 2013
Reform Group Urges The State To Overhaul Prison Health Care System Dennis Lambert November 07, 2013
Arizona Lawmakers May End The Idea Of Building A Border Fence Dennis Lambert November 07, 2013
Large Events Will Bring Heavy Traffic To The West Valley This Sunday Dennis Lambert November 07, 2013
NAU Receives Grant For Future Child Protective Services Caseworkers Dennis Lambert November 07, 2013
Buckeye To Become A City Dennis Lambert November 06, 2013
Courts Debate How To Measure DUI Related To Old Marijuana Use Dennis Lambert November 06, 2013
ASU Study: Slow Home Price Growth Could Be Related To Shutdown Dennis Lambert November 06, 2013
Woman Arrested For Allegedly Giving Drugs To Inmate Dennis Lambert November 06, 2013
Luggage Scales From Two Major Airlines Are Inaccurate Dennis Lambert November 05, 2013
DPS Arrest Man Suspected Of Delivering Supplies To Cartel Dennis Lambert November 05, 2013
Plane Carrying ASU Football Coach Loses Pressurization Dennis Lambert November 05, 2013
Court Of Appeals: Campaign Donation Limits Are Legal Dennis Lambert November 05, 2013
Arpaio's Lawyers: We Will Appeal Court-Ordered Monitoring Dennis Lambert November 01, 2013
New Cold Case Partnership Solves 32-Year-Old Murder Case Dennis Lambert November 01, 2013
Murphy Will Run Independently For Governor In 2014 Dennis Lambert November 01, 2013
Woman Steals Credit Card From Mailbox Dennis Lambert November 01, 2013

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