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
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
AZ Senate approves Clean Elections compromise, sends to House April 03, 2012
AZ Senate aproves restrictions for young drivers April 03, 2012
AZ House to speed up ethics case against Patterson April 03, 2012
Proposed measure would allow Arizona voters to declare a federal law unconstitutional April 02, 2012
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