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
State Prison In Tucson Locked Down After Fight Dennis Lambert October 10, 2014
Convictions Upheld For Former Arizona Congressman Dennis Lambert October 09, 2014
U.S. Army Awards $80M In Helicopter Contracts To Mesa Company Dennis Lambert October 08, 2014
Remnants Of Another Tropical Storm Hit Parts Of Arizona Dennis Lambert October 08, 2014
Arizona Fall League Fires Up, Tests New Rules Dennis Lambert October 07, 2014
Cooler Temperatures On The Way After Warm Weekend Dennis Lambert October 03, 2014
SCOTUS To Hear Arizona Redistricting Case Dennis Lambert October 02, 2014
Justice Department Argues Denying Driver's Licenses For Dreamers Violates Federal Law Dennis Lambert October 01, 2014
Officials Press NCAA To Choose Phoenix For Final Four Dennis Lambert September 29, 2014
Wildfire Season Season Ending In Coconinco National Forest Dennis Lambert September 29, 2014
Gubernatorial Debate Focuses On Education Dennis Lambert September 29, 2014
Court: Defendants Entitled To Credit For Time Served Elsewhere Dennis Lambert September 26, 2014
Temperatures To Drop As Pacific Storm Moves Through Arizona Dennis Lambert September 26, 2014
Sen. McCain Urges Use Of Beetle To Eradicate Saltcedar Tamarisk Trees Dennis Lambert September 24, 2014
Report: I-11 Connecting Phoenix, Las Vegas Not In Interests Of Taxpayers Dennis Lambert September 24, 2014
Officials Test San Pedro River For Contamination From Mexico Mine Spill Dennis Lambert September 24, 2014
Former Mexican President Calls For Expansion Of Border Crossing Zone Dennis Lambert September 24, 2014
Local Charity Works To Help Young People Gain Life Skills Dennis Lambert September 22, 2014
Multi-State Licensing Plan Could Increase Rural Access To Health Care Dennis Lambert September 22, 2014
Swim Area In Slide Rock State Park To Reopen Dennis Lambert September 19, 2014
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