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
Southeast Valley becoming high-tech hub March 08, 2013
Feds evaluate Palo Verde's emergency plans March 07, 2013
Arizona preservationists list most endangered historic places March 02, 2013
Drought-affected businesses may qualify for federal loans March 01, 2013
Arizona business leaders pushing for new education standards March 01, 2013
Arizona lawmakers considering sales tax simplification plan February 28, 2013
Common Core standards coming to Arizona schools February 25, 2013
Arizona lawmakers to take up school safety measures February 24, 2013
Economics and the arts: What's next for Actors Theatre February 23, 2013
Arizona snowpack still below average, despite winter storm February 22, 2013
Scottsdale, business owners look to improve downtown safety February 21, 2013
Arizona senate to vote on changing initiative petition deadline February 16, 2013
Restaurants help develop Phoenix neighborhood February 15, 2013
Arizona gas prices on the rise February 14, 2013
Cell phone ban for teen drivers clears legislative panel February 13, 2013
Gov. Brewer to release sales tax simplification plan February 08, 2013
Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Fest starts on Sunday February 08, 2013
Arizona AG working on compromise to lawsuit settlement bill February 07, 2013
Conservationists buy land to expand Petrified Forest National Park February 01, 2013
Glendale mayor optimistic about keeping Coyotes February 01, 2013
CPS to get emergency money January 31, 2013
Cactus thief sentenced January 30, 2013
Arizona legislature expected to vote this week on CPS money January 29, 2013
What do Arizonans want? January 25, 2013
Grandparent stipend bill approved by Arizona Senate committee January 23, 2013