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 Author Publication Date
Cortes Withdraws from Recall Election October 07, 2011
Court Case To Determine Whether State Owes School Districts For Shorted Funds Mark Brodie October 31, 2014
Court Denies Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi's Hearing Request Mark Brodie December 02, 2014
Court Rules Tucson Election System Unconstitutional Mark Brodie November 10, 2015
Court To Decide If Lawmakers Can Sue Over Arizona Medicaid Expansion Mark Brodie November 07, 2014
Coyote Chases Golfers At Talking Stick Golf Club In Scottsdale Mark Brodie April 30, 2015
Coyotes Coach: New Owners Should Help Team July 31, 2013
Coyotes Draft Party Will Also Serve As Rally Mark Brodie June 25, 2015
CPS Rebuilding Moves In The Right Direction Mark Brodie March 07, 2014
CPS to get emergency money January 31, 2013
Creating A New Marketing Strategy And Name For The Phoenix Coyotes September 20, 2013
Critic Robrt Pela Offers Preview Of Phoenix Theater Season Mark Brodie August 26, 2015
D'Backs' Derrick Hall On MLB Diversity Mark Brodie April 18, 2014
Deal would change Clean Elections March 23, 2012
Deciding The Future Of Rooftop Solar Power In Arizona Mark Brodie November 01, 2013
Democratic candidates in Arizona's 9th Congressional District talk about the economy, illegal immigration and more July 26, 2012
Democratic National Committee Considers Phoenix For 2016 Convention Mark Brodie September 12, 2014
Democrats make gains in Arizona legislature, but still minority November 07, 2012
DeSoto Central Market Opens On Roosevelt Row In Phoenix Mark Brodie April 10, 2015
Despite gains, path to employment still a long road March 09, 2012
Dictionary The Focus Of Private School's Public Art Exhibit Mark Brodie February 27, 2015
Different Perspectives On Recent Protests In New York City, Ferguson And Phoenix Mark Brodie December 05, 2014
Different Perspectives On The Valley Metro Bus Driver Strike August 02, 2013
Director April Salomon Reflects On Evolution Of Musical Instrument Museum Mark Brodie April 17, 2015
Director of Arizona Department of Veterans' Services: Jobs are biggest concern November 09, 2012