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.


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Tiny Desert Concert: Of The Painted Choir March 28, 2014
Tom Manos named new Maricopa County manager March 27, 2012
Tonto National Forest to look at sustainability of recreation sites December 24, 2012
Tracking and preventing concussions suffered by young athletes December 05, 2012
Trouble Swirls Around Tom Horne May 16, 2014
Two Arizona Congressional Districts Could Be Decided By Young Voters August 01, 2014
Two Arizona counties may have found the future of Election Day November 16, 2012
Two men cooperating in Tucson cactus vandalism case May 29, 2013
Two Valley health care systems to start working together April 20, 2013
U of A Medical Surgeon Works To Speed Up Organ Transplantation Process January 31, 2014
U.S. House approves bill to block Glendale casino June 19, 2012
U.S. Senate confirms Leonardo as new U.S. Attorney for Arizona June 29, 2012
U.S. Senate panel takes up SB 1070 April 23, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court denies Arizona stay on voter registration issue June 28, 2012
Universities: Guns on campus bill would cost millions February 29, 2012
University Of Arizona To Offer Undergraduate Law Degree May 09, 2014
University of Arizona to study effects of biodiesel-blend fuels October 13, 2012
US Education Secretary To Tour Southwest August 19, 2013
US Justice Department to sue Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio May 09, 2012
VA To Host Town Hall Discussions For Veterans August 20, 2014
Valley Art Exhibits Help You Feel All The Senses March 14, 2014
Valley Cities Work Together....Sometimes January 04, 2012
Valley Farmers And Chefs Come Together To Bring Local Produce To More Tables October 03, 2014
Valley Filmmaker Creates 52 Films In 52 Weeks February 07, 2014
Valley Food Banks Haven't Slowed Down This Holiday Season December 27, 2013