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
Kids Count Report: Arizona Ranks 46th In Child Well-Being Mark Brodie July 21, 2015
KidsCare II enrolls 2,110 low-income children so far June 01, 2012
Kingman Prison Riot Renews Debate Over Criminal Justice And Incarceration Mark Brodie July 09, 2015
KJZZ coverage of the Arizona budget 2011 March 09, 2012
Labor, Politics And A Changing Of The Guard Steve Goldstein August 29, 2014
Latest Arizona Town Hall Focuses On State's Transportation Needs Mark Brodie May 01, 2015
Law Requires Arizona Residents Have Time Off To Vote Mark Brodie October 31, 2014
Law Would Ban Gifts, Free Tickets For Lawmakers Mark Brodie January 29, 2014
Lawmaker Says New Child Welfare Agency Will Be Different Mark Brodie May 23, 2014
Laws Sometimes Put Arizona Municipalities At Odds With State Mark Brodie July 31, 2015
Lawsuit Challenges MCCCD Governing Board Expansion Mark Brodie January 10, 2014
Lawsuit filed to stop transfer of mortgage settlement money May 24, 2012
Lawsuit threatened over AZ budget sweep April 30, 2012
Lawyers For Diane Douglas, Arizona Board Of Education Meet In Court Mark Brodie June 26, 2015
Leadership Group Looks To Build More Bike Racks At Tempe Beach Park Mark Brodie March 20, 2015
Legislative Panel Advances Changes To Specialty License Plates Mark Brodie February 04, 2014
Legislators Battle Over Early Ballot Law Mark Brodie January 24, 2014
Legislators Pass 153 New Immigration Laws In First Half of 2015 Mark Brodie September 15, 2015
Legislature approves contraceptive coverage bill April 25, 2012
Legislature approves gold, silver as legal tender April 30, 2013
Legislature approves more money for redistricting commission April 25, 2013
Legislature Approves Tax Cuts For Manufacturers Mark Brodie April 09, 2014
Legislature Could Be In Last Week Of Regular Session Mark Brodie April 21, 2014
Legislature sends budget, Medicaid expansion to governor June 13, 2013
Legislature to work three-day weeks, starting this week April 29, 2013