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 or by way of Twitter @KJZZlambert.

Title Author Publication Date
New Contract Allows For Advertisement At Rest Stops Dennis Lambert October 15, 2013
New Details In Yuma Plane Crash That Killed Marine Dennis Lambert March 25, 2015
New DHS Enforcement Priorities Lead To Release Of 200 From Immigration Custody In Arizona Dennis Lambert December 31, 2014
New Legislation: Federal Agencies Must Register With Local Sheriff Dennis Lambert January 30, 2014
New legislative gifts law makes only minor restrictions April 13, 2012
New Mexico Officials Argue Against Deregulation Of Utilities August 27, 2013
New Mexico Rocket Launch Visible In Arizona Dennis Lambert February 25, 2015
New Mexico, Arizona Vying To Win Tesla Factory Dennis Lambert March 18, 2014
New Navajo Route 20 will provide easier travel around US Highway 89 June 18, 2013
New Online Tool Determines Whether Users Should Be Screened For Lung Cancer Dennis Lambert December 03, 2013
New Pinal County medical marijuana dispensary permit approved April 26, 2013
New Planet Discovered By U Of A Astronomers Dennis Lambert December 06, 2013
New playoff system for college football championship expected in 2014 June 27, 2012
New Regulations Could Follow Hep C Exposure Dennis Lambert December 10, 2013
New Report Shows Migratory Birds Are Struggling July 11, 2013
New Report: Several Toys Pose Health Hazards To Children Dennis Lambert November 26, 2013
New River Explosion Being Investigated Dennis Lambert November 07, 2013
New Security Procedures In Effect For Phoenix Open Dennis Lambert January 27, 2014
New Specialty License Plates Approved, But Law Enforcement Concerned Dennis Lambert January 31, 2014
New Strategy Unveiled For Fighting Wildfires In Western US Dennis Lambert March 10, 2015
New Study: Children In Low-Income Homes Have Distinctly Different Brain Scans Dennis Lambert December 24, 2013
New study: time spent in nature can boost creative thinking April 23, 2013
New System Causes Some Drivers To Get Incorrect Photo On License Dennis Lambert June 25, 2014
New technology extends visiting options for prisoners and their families April 29, 2013
New Toolkit Helps Foster Parents Dennis Lambert November 19, 2013