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
Grand Canyon Distance Learning Project Lets Students Visit The Park From The Classroom Mark Brodie March 26, 2015
Grand Avenue To Get Makeover July 31, 2013
GPEC President Chris Camacho Discusses Trade Relationship Between Arizona And Mexico Mark Brodie April 23, 2015
Governor's Infectious Disease Preparedness Council Holds First Meeting Mark Brodie October 24, 2014
Governor Jan Brewer's budget calls for more money for CPS, Medicaid expansion January 18, 2013
Governor Jan Brewer releases budget proposal January 18, 2013
Governor Brewer Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Yarnell Hill Fire July 09, 2013
Gov. Jan Brewer: Budget will fund Common Core transition January 11, 2013
Gov. Jan Brewer To Lead Delegation To Taiwan Mark Brodie November 05, 2013
Gov. Jan Brewer to Deliver State of the State Speech Monday Mark Brodie January 11, 2014
Gov. Brewer: Akin comments "a little bit outrageous," but doesn't call on candidate to drop out of race August 21, 2012
Gov. Brewer's Student Success Funding Program Asks For Money Mark Brodie February 19, 2014
Gov. Brewer vetoes gun bill April 17, 2012
Gov. Brewer to sign Medicaid expansion bill June 17, 2013
Gov. Brewer to release sales tax simplification plan February 08, 2013
Gov. Brewer signs sales tax changes into law June 25, 2013
Gov. Brewer Signs New State Budget Mark Brodie April 11, 2014
Gov. Brewer Seeks To Dismiss Medicaid Lawsuit October 02, 2013
Gov. Brewer pushes budget priorities March 06, 2012
Gov. Brewer Proposes Cash for AZ Tourism December 16, 2011
Gov. Brewer Calls for More Tax Cuts, Less Regulation in State of the State Address January 09, 2012
Gosar, Republicans Now Majority Of Arizona's Congressional Delegation Mark Brodie December 25, 2014
GOP debate viewing party draws hundreds February 22, 2012
GOP budget clears first legislative hurdle February 21, 2012 Links Arizonans, Locally Grown Food Mark Brodie September 15, 2015