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
Arizona state workers union: Members not likely to take retention stipend June 21, 2012
Arizona ranks 49th in spending per student June 21, 2012
Poco Fire smoke causing Valley haze June 20, 2012
U.S. House approves bill to block Glendale casino June 19, 2012
MAG looking for help for Valley homeless as temperatures rise June 18, 2012
Arizona unemployment rate flat in May June 14, 2012
Arizonans to lose unemployment benefits this month June 13, 2012
Experts say Valley rental market poised for growth June 12, 2012
Maricopa County aims to improve strangulation investigations June 08, 2012
Arizona Legislature sues Independent Redistricting Commission June 07, 2012
Mohave County Sheriff's Office to patrol Colorado City June 07, 2012
Peoria school burglarized for eighth time in six months June 04, 2012
KidsCare II enrolls 2,110 low-income children so far June 01, 2012
Arizona gas prices continue to drop May 31, 2012
Incumbents will face off in August primaries, November general elections May 31, 2012
IRC case will not go straight to Arizona Supreme Court May 30, 2012
Candidates' petition signatures due today May 29, 2012
Arizona continues efforts to lure high-paying jobs May 25, 2012
Lawsuit filed to stop transfer of mortgage settlement money May 24, 2012
More Arizonans expected to travel this Memorial Day than in 2011 May 23, 2012
Emergency declaration for Yavapai County May 23, 2012
Report: Fewer illegal immigration bills introduced so far in 2012 than 2011 May 22, 2012
McCain: "Looming serious situation" with old air tankers May 18, 2012
McCain calls for campaign finance reform May 18, 2012
Arizona unemployment rate down, but new jobs only half the story May 17, 2012