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
Legislative Panel Advances Changes To Specialty License Plates Mark Brodie February 04, 2014
Leadership Group Looks To Build More Bike Racks At Tempe Beach Park Mark Brodie March 20, 2015
Lawyers For Diane Douglas, Arizona Board Of Education Meet In Court Mark Brodie June 26, 2015
Lawsuit threatened over AZ budget sweep April 30, 2012
Lawsuit filed to stop transfer of mortgage settlement money May 24, 2012
Lawsuit Challenges MCCCD Governing Board Expansion Mark Brodie January 10, 2014
Laws Sometimes Put Arizona Municipalities At Odds With State Mark Brodie July 31, 2015
Lawmaker Says New Child Welfare Agency Will Be Different Mark Brodie May 23, 2014
Law Would Ban Gifts, Free Tickets For Lawmakers Mark Brodie January 29, 2014
Law Requires Arizona Residents Have Time Off To Vote Mark Brodie October 31, 2014
Latest Arizona Town Hall Focuses On State's Transportation Needs Mark Brodie May 01, 2015
Labor, Politics And A Changing Of The Guard Steve Goldstein August 29, 2014
KJZZ coverage of the Arizona budget 2011 March 09, 2012
Kingman Prison Riot Renews Debate Over Criminal Justice And Incarceration Mark Brodie July 09, 2015
KidsCare II enrolls 2,110 low-income children so far June 01, 2012
Kids Count Report: Arizona Ranks 46th In Child Well-Being Mark Brodie July 21, 2015
Kids Count Policy Report Releases Child Poverty Numbers, Arizona 5th Highest In Country Mark Brodie November 13, 2014
Kerr Donates To McKale Renovations Mark Brodie October 14, 2014
Kansas City Was The First To Have Google Fiber Mark Brodie February 21, 2014
Jury Selection Process Differs In A Re-Retrial Mark Brodie November 22, 2013
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit From Diane Douglas Over Arizona Board Of Education Staffers Mark Brodie July 14, 2015
Judge dismisses Clean Elections lawsuit March 22, 2012
Judge Declares Mistrial In Doody Retrial Mark Brodie October 24, 2013
Journalist Brady McCombs On The Evictions Of Homes In Polygamous Sect Mark Brodie December 05, 2014
John Giles Elected Mayor Of Mesa Mark Brodie September 19, 2014