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.

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Tucson's Preference For Local Businesses Under Fire February 10, 2014
TUSD Adds Motivation Test To Admissions Process For UHS September 16, 2013
TUSD Audit Reveals 'Brutal' Findings April 30, 2014
Two Bitten By Rattlesnakes, Officials Warn Of Increasing Danger September 17, 2013
Two dogs abandoned in desert June 11, 2013
Two Dozen Inmates Receive Contaminated Insulin Shots January 10, 2014
Two husband-and-wife teams arrested for metal theft May 14, 2013
Two Mesa flight instructors, pilots help small plane with landing gear failure July 05, 2013
Two More Bighorn Sheep Deaths Under Investigation February 11, 2014
Two More Relocated Bighorn Sheep Have Died March 06, 2014
Two Teens Rescued From Hiking Falls September 03, 2013
U Of A Apologizes For Graduation Issues May 29, 2014
U of A Cuts Nonresident Law School Tuition By 30 Percent May 26, 2014
U Of A Gets Rid Of Winter Commencement Ceremony March 14, 2014
U of A To Renovate One Of Arizona's Oldest Public Buildings October 03, 2013
U.S. 89 Could Take Two Years To Rebuild July 10, 2013
U.S. Army Awards $80M In Helicopter Contracts To Mesa Company October 08, 2014
U.S. House Passes Bill To Sharply Increase National Forest Logging September 20, 2013
U.S. Justice Department Reaches Agreement With Ganado Unified Schools February 18, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Hear Skywalk Appeal December 16, 2013
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Undocumented Immigrants Arrested Near Gila Bend February 06, 2014

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