Mark Brodie PhotoKJZZ listeners know they can trust Government and Politics Reporter and Weekend Edition Saturday Host Mark Brodie for intelligent reports and insightful perspectives on Arizona politics and public policy.

Mark covers all levels of government, including cities, counties, the state legislature, Governor’s office and federal government. He works to bring KJZZ listeners different perspectives on bills and issues of interest to them.

On primary and election nights, Mark anchors KJZZ’s coverage, interviewing candidates, reporters and people on all sides of ballot measures.

Covering government and politics in Arizona has led Brodie to report on the legislative and legal battles over immigration law SB 1070, the recall election of former Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce and Presidential visits, among many other stories.

Brodie’s reporting on Arizona government and politics has been featured on national programs, including All Things Considered and Marketplace. He’s also been heard on radio programs in Arizona, Los Angeles and elsewhere, and is a regular guest on Arizona Horizon, a public-affairs show on Eight, Arizona PBS.

While Brodie spends most of his time covering the state capitol, other aspects of politics and government in Arizona, he also reports non-political stories.  Brodie also serves as an emcee and moderator for special station events and community forums.

Brodie won a 2005 Associated Press award for a story about real estate flipping and shared in a 2003 Public Radio News Directors Inc. award with Steve Goldstein for a story about ticket scalping at Arizona Cardinals games. The New York State Broadcasters Association, RTNDA, and other journalism organizations have recognized his work as well.

Brodie began his tenure with KJZZ in 2002, after reporting and hosting for NPR member stations WAER in Syracuse, NY and WAMC in Albany, NY.  He received his Broadcast Journalism and Political Science degrees from Syracuse University.

In his free time, Brodie enjoys photography. He’s also a big fan of the New York Yankees, New York Giants, and the late, great Hartford Whalers.

Contact Mark Brodie at 480-774-8239 or, or on Twitter @markwbrodie.


Title Publication Date
How Debates Impact Election Campaigns October 10, 2014
Arizona Re-Issuing Medical Licenses May Not Help Doctor Shortage October 10, 2014
Preserving Historic Buildings At Arizona State Fairgrounds October 10, 2014
Scottsdale Exhibit 'Covert Operations' Looks At Timely Issues October 10, 2014
Feds Grant Arizona Waiver From No Child Left Behind October 09, 2014
Navajo Nation Runs Out Of Early Ballots In Some Places October 07, 2014
Phoenix-Based Literary Journal 'Four Chambers' Releases Second Edition October 03, 2014
Valley Farmers And Chefs Come Together To Bring Local Produce To More Tables October 03, 2014
Same-Sex Phoenix Couple Denied Chance For Homecoming Crowns October 03, 2014
Tiny Desert Concert: American Longspurs October 03, 2014
Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Added To Endangered Species List October 02, 2014
ASU Gets Nearly $4M In Federal Grant Money September 30, 2014
Arizona Has 8th Highest Poverty Rate In The Country September 26, 2014
Phoenix Police Department Begins Hiring Process September 26, 2014
Arizona Cities Among Top Meeting Destinations September 26, 2014
Hot Corner: Downtown Glendale September 26, 2014
Arizona Still Has Work To Do To Fight Human Trafficking September 19, 2014
John Giles Elected Mayor Of Mesa September 19, 2014
A Look At Domestic Violence In Professional Sports September 19, 2014
Ballot Printers Busy Gearing Up For General Election September 19, 2014
Arizona's August Unemployment Rate Higher September 18, 2014
Maricopa County Air Quality Department Gets New Director September 16, 2014
Democratic National Committee Considers Phoenix For 2016 Convention September 12, 2014
Immigration Reform Impact On Latino Voters September 12, 2014
Mesa Resource Center Helps Residents Affected By Floods September 12, 2014