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
Heavy Rains Produce Record Run-Off In San Pedro River Dennis Lambert September 19, 2014
State's Rising Jobless Rate Fuels Debate In Gubernatorial Campaign Dennis Lambert September 19, 2014
Tucson Fights Release Of Cellphone Tracking Details Dennis Lambert September 17, 2014
State Health Officials Believe Respiratory Virus Present In Arizona Dennis Lambert September 17, 2014
Arizona Bracing For More Rain Dennis Lambert September 17, 2014
Pearce Resigns Arizona GOP Post After Controversial Comments Dennis Lambert September 15, 2014
Officials Encourage Planning For Emergencies During National Preparedness Month Dennis Lambert September 15, 2014
Flagstaff Police To Begin Wearing Body Cameras Dennis Lambert September 15, 2014
Army Corps Of Engineers Investigates Possible Contamination In Residential Properties Dennis Lambert September 12, 2014
Report Shows Abortions Down Among 18-, 19-Year-Olds Dennis Lambert September 12, 2014
More Rain In The Forecast For Phoenix Dennis Lambert September 12, 2014
Gas Prices Continue Downward Trend Dennis Lambert September 12, 2014
Court: Child's Objection Alone Cannot Block Reunification Dennis Lambert September 10, 2014
Investigation Of Phoenix VA Fails To Find Link Between Deaths, Delayed Care Dennis Lambert September 10, 2014
Officials Urge People To Keep Emergency Alerts Active On Phones Dennis Lambert September 10, 2014
Medical Flight That Crashed In New Mexico Was Filled With Jet Fuel Dennis Lambert September 09, 2014
Senate To Vote On Amendment To Give Congress, States Power Over Campaign Spending Limits Dennis Lambert September 08, 2014
Lawmakers Proposing Mandatory Background Checks For Hotel Workers Dennis Lambert September 08, 2014
4 Arrested Outside Phoenix McDonald's In Fast Food Workers' Protest Dennis Lambert September 05, 2014
Tempe Aims To Complete Sinkhole Repairs Next Week Dennis Lambert September 05, 2014
Republican Former School Superintendents Endorse Garcia Dennis Lambert September 05, 2014
Desalination Plant Under Constuction In California Dennis Lambert September 04, 2014
Tucson Vet Center Hosts Town Hall Meeting Dennis Lambert September 03, 2014
Brewer Wants Court To Reject Order To Issue Driver's Licenses To Dreamers Dennis Lambert September 03, 2014
Officials Concerned About High Number Of Abandoned Campfires Dennis Lambert September 03, 2014

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