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.


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Ethics complaint against Sen. Rich Crandall dismissed July 25, 2012
EPA Head Talks Climate Change With Western Governors June 10, 2014
Endangered species list could be getting more prickly October 06, 2012
Encore Group Helps Retirees Pursue Second Careers And Volunteer Opportunities October 24, 2014
Emerging Designer Fashion Show Features Valley Designers August 08, 2014
Emergency declaration for Yavapai County May 23, 2012
Election Law Repeal Passes Arizona House Committee January 30, 2014
Election canvas to be signed today December 01, 2012
Elected Officials Looking To Create 'Megaregion' April 18, 2014
Effort underway to protect state parks' funding May 04, 2012
Effects Of Sun On Valley Residents August 20, 2014
Effects Of Flooding In Rural Areas August 22, 2014
Economists Determine The Happiest Cities In The U.S. August 08, 2014
Economist: Proposition 100 was unavoidable, helpful May 04, 2013
Economics Professor's Take On Sprouts Going Public July 26, 2013
Economics and the arts: What's next for Actors Theatre February 23, 2013
Early Voting Has Started In Some Cities October 18, 2013
Drought-affected businesses may qualify for federal loans March 01, 2013
Drought Disaster Declared For Parts Of Nevada, Arizona, Other States January 16, 2014
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Different Perspectives On The Valley Metro Bus Driver Strike August 02, 2013
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