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
'The Monuments Men' Author Visits The Valley Mark Brodie March 07, 2014
Art Explodes This Weekend In Phoenix Annika Cline March 07, 2014
Arizona House Approves Job Requirement For Medicaid Recipients Mark Brodie March 06, 2014
Arizona House Approves Surprise Inspections At Abortion Clinics Mark Brodie March 04, 2014
Human Trafficking Ambassador Visits The Valley Mark Brodie February 28, 2014
Census Report: Arizona Vacancy Rate For Rental Housing Is Up Mark Brodie February 28, 2014
Glendale Mayor Delivers State Of The City Address Mark Brodie February 28, 2014
Stanton Discusses Transforming Downtown Phoenix Mark Brodie February 28, 2014
On The Ledge: In SB1062 Aftermath, Other States Weigh In Mark Brodie February 28, 2014
Phoenix Library Hosts Nazi Propaganda Exhibit Mark Brodie February 28, 2014
Brewer Signs Bill To Repeal Controversial Election Law Mark Brodie February 27, 2014
Quagga Mussels In Lake Powell Are Worse Problem Than Thought Mark Brodie February 25, 2014
On The Ledge: Arizona Business Community Reacts To SB 1062 Mark Brodie February 21, 2014
Roosevelt Row Plans For Its Future Annika Cline February 21, 2014
Kansas City Was The First To Have Google Fiber Mark Brodie February 21, 2014
Phoenix Bucket List: Visiting Paolo Soleri's Cosanti Mark Brodie February 21, 2014
Phoenix's New City Manager Shares His Goals Mark Brodie February 21, 2014
Safeway May Be Up For Sale Mark Brodie February 21, 2014
Mesa Event Helps Residents Get Involved Mark Brodie February 21, 2014
Arizona Supreme Court: Legislature Cannot Cut Retirement Benefits Mark Brodie February 20, 2014
How Valley Cities Are Doing Mark Brodie February 19, 2014
New City Manager Comes To Phoenix Mark Brodie February 19, 2014
New Research: Becoming Friends With Co-Workers Is Beneficial Mark Brodie February 19, 2014
Gov. Brewer's Student Success Funding Program Asks For Money Mark Brodie February 19, 2014
Continuing The Hipster/Yuppie Debate, A Hipster Thesis Mark Brodie February 14, 2014