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
Automated electric train makes debut at Sky Harbor May 11, 2012
Average Arizona Gas Price Rises To $3.58 July 26, 2013
Average State Gas Prices Considerably Less Than National Average September 06, 2013
AZ Highways feature on bike-coffee shop at the Grand Canyon October 05, 2012
AZ Legislature Cuts Number Of Income Tax Brackets Dennis Lambert December 13, 2013
AZDHS to hold lottery for medical marijuana dispensary licenses August 07, 2012
Babeu drops out of congressional race, will run again for Pinal County Sheriff May 11, 2012
Babeu: Highway Funds Need To Be Used For Highway Improvements Dennis Lambert January 03, 2014
Ban On Wood-Burning Fireplaces And Stoves In Effect For Christmas Eve Dennis Lambert December 24, 2013
Bank Robber Killed In Exchange Of Gunfire With Officers Dennis Lambert December 30, 2013
Barrow Opens Treatment Center For Lou Gehrig's Disease Dennis Lambert January 15, 2014
Be Aware Of Rabid Skunks Dennis Lambert February 12, 2014
Bears Spotted Near Sierra Vista Dennis Lambert March 04, 2014
Bedbugs Found At U Of A Library September 30, 2013
Bennett Aims To Reduce Income Tax, Expand Sales Tax Dennis Lambert November 13, 2013
Bennett Almost Ready To Announce Run For Governor September 20, 2013
Beware Of Cyber Monday Scam Artists Dennis Lambert December 02, 2013
Beware Of Scammers When Registering Your Vehicle Dennis Lambert November 28, 2013
Beware Of Speed Trap When Driving To Las Vegas Dennis Lambert February 14, 2014
Big Weather Changes Coming To The Valley Dennis Lambert October 29, 2014
Bighorn Lambs Spotted Near Tucson Dennis Lambert February 12, 2014
Bighorn Sheep Released In Santa Catalina Mountains Dies Dennis Lambert December 02, 2013
Bill Allowing Surprise Inspections Of Abortion Clinics Moves Forward Dennis Lambert February 28, 2014
Bill Allows For Removal Of Endangered Wolves Suspected Of Attacking Cattle Dennis Lambert February 04, 2014
Bill Banning Assisted Suicide Moves On To Senate Rules Committee Dennis Lambert March 18, 2014

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