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
US Justice Department to sue Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio May 09, 2012
Arizona to collect $2 million in Abbott settlement May 07, 2012
Effort underway to protect state parks' funding May 04, 2012
Arizona cities and towns urge veto of election bill May 03, 2012
Arizona voters to decide state sovereignty May 02, 2012
22,000 Arizona kids to get health insurance May 01, 2012
Lawsuit threatened over AZ budget sweep April 30, 2012
Legislature approves contraceptive coverage bill April 25, 2012
Arizona Senate approves funding ban for groups like Planned Parenthood that perform abortions April 24, 2012
U.S. Senate panel takes up SB 1070 April 23, 2012
Romney: America needs to get off current road April 20, 2012
Romney makes campaign stop in Arizona on Friday April 19, 2012
AZ Senate approves booster seat bill April 18, 2012
Experts: Arizona is leader in anti-abortion legislation April 18, 2012
Gov. Brewer vetoes gun bill April 17, 2012
Primary to fill Giffords' seat held Tuesday April 17, 2012
Patterson replacement will be an Independent April 12, 2012
Patterson resigns; deal to keep salary non-starter April 11, 2012
Patterson resigns before House expulsion vote April 11, 2012
House Ethics Committee to take up Patterson complaint April 10, 2012
AZ Legislature approves abortion ban April 10, 2012
House Ethics Committee to hear complaint against Patterson on Tuesday April 09, 2012
AZ Supreme Court: Partisan city elections in Tucson OK April 06, 2012
AZ tuition rates stay mainly flat April 05, 2012
Horne: Complaint not based on direct evidence April 04, 2012