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
How Does Arizona Transportation System Influence Trade With Mexico? Mark Brodie September 22, 2015
How Folklore And Traditions Evolve Mark Brodie November 21, 2014
How Is AzMERIT Testing Going? Arizona Educator Joe Thomas Weighs In Mark Brodie April 24, 2015
How Lucrative Is The Fireworks Business In The Valley? Mark Brodie July 02, 2015
How Millennials Will Affect The Rental Market Mark Brodie August 15, 2014
How Personal Feelings Impact Preventative Medical Treatment Mark Brodie June 25, 2015
How Phoenix City Council Newcomers May Fare Mark Brodie November 08, 2013
How Physicians Deal With Unexpected Medical Emergencies In Public Places Mark Brodie July 14, 2015
How Soon Will Driverless Cars Be A Reality? Mark Brodie August 28, 2015
How Technology Has Changed The Way We Write Mark Brodie August 13, 2015
How The US Geological Survey Measures Water Velocity Mark Brodie September 12, 2014
How To See The Most Perseid Meteor Shower Activity Mark Brodie August 11, 2015
How Valley Cities Are Doing Mark Brodie February 19, 2014
How Will Arizona Budget Cuts Affect Grant-Funded Valley Arts Groups? Mark Brodie April 16, 2015
Howie Fischer On The Latest From Governor Ducey's Budget Proposal Mark Brodie March 06, 2015
Human Trafficking Ambassador Visits The Valley Mark Brodie February 28, 2014
I-10 Billboards In Tucson Are Actually An Art Installation Mark Brodie March 20, 2015
I-10 Bridge Collapse Raises Infrastructure Questions, Impacts Truckers Mark Brodie July 23, 2015
Illegal Immigration to Again be on Legislative Agenda January 03, 2012
Immigration Reform Impact On Latino Voters Mark Brodie September 12, 2014
Immigration-Related Bills Increase In 2013 Mark Brodie January 21, 2014
In A Place: Casey Moore's Oyster House In Tempe Mark Brodie August 06, 2015
In A Place: Former Post Office In Downtown Phoenix Mark Brodie July 17, 2015
In Drought, Cactuses May Come To The Rescue Mark Brodie October 01, 2015
Incumbents will face off in August primaries, November general elections May 31, 2012