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 Publication Date
AZ Senate to debate Clean Elections compromise March 30, 2012
AZ Senate to take up restrictions on young drivers...again March 30, 2012
AZ Hospital & Healthcare Association drops lawsuit March 29, 2012
Arizona job market: Patience and persistence March 28, 2012
Census Bureau: Maricopa County is popular county to move into and out of March 28, 2012
Tom Manos named new Maricopa County manager March 27, 2012
Worsley gearing up for primary election against Pearce March 26, 2012
Deal would change Clean Elections March 23, 2012
Judge dismisses Clean Elections lawsuit March 22, 2012
AZ Senate approves IRC cash March 21, 2012
Redistricting commission poised to get $700,000 March 19, 2012
St. Patrick's Day DUI patrols throughout Valley this weekend March 16, 2012
House Ethics Committee to hear complaint against Patterson March 09, 2012
KJZZ coverage of the Arizona budget 2011 March 09, 2012
Despite gains, path to employment still a long road March 09, 2012
AZ unemployment rate down slightly March 08, 2012
Arizona Mayors: Keep local decisions local March 07, 2012
Proposed Arizona photo radar ban defeated March 06, 2012
Gov. Brewer pushes budget priorities March 06, 2012
AZ Congressional races shaping up to be competitive March 05, 2012
Universities: Guns on campus bill would cost millions February 29, 2012
AZ Senate defeats education bills February 28, 2012
AZ universities propose no tuition hike for most in-state undergrads February 24, 2012
AZ bill aims to open more school playgrounds, fields February 24, 2012
GOP debate viewing party draws hundreds February 22, 2012