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.


Titlesort descending Publication Date
On The Ledge: Arizona Business Community Reacts To SB 1062 February 21, 2014
On The Ledge: In SB1062 Aftermath, Other States Weigh In February 28, 2014
On The Ledge: Recapping The Week At The Capitol March 07, 2014
On The Ledge: State Budget Finally Approved March 28, 2014
On The Ledge: The Battle Over Medicaid Expansion February 07, 2014
On The Ledge: What Happened This Week In The Capitol February 27, 2015
Opening New Parks Like Peoria's Pioneer Community Park September 20, 2013
Opponents of Medicaid expansion to start collecting signatures to refer to voters June 22, 2013
Organization Encourages Women Interested In Working In The Medical Marijuana Industry January 08, 2015
Organization Helps Arizona Businesses Buy From Other Local Companies February 05, 2015
Original High School Musical Tackles Bullying, Other Issues January 17, 2014
Other Areas Of Impairment Targeted, Not Just Alcohol, This Holiday Season December 27, 2013
PARCC Field Testing Comes To Arizona Schools March 21, 2014
Parts Of Arizona Hit Hard By Parks Shutdown, But Others Not So Much October 11, 2013
Patterson replacement will be an Independent April 12, 2012
Patterson resigns before House expulsion vote April 11, 2012
Patterson resigns; deal to keep salary non-starter April 11, 2012
Peoria asking residents to weigh in on digital billboards July 20, 2012
Peoria Looking To Build Up Entertainment District May 02, 2014
Peoria police work with contractors on construction site theft April 13, 2013
Peoria school burglarized for eighth time in six months June 04, 2012
Petrified Forest Expands, 10 Years After Authorization January 03, 2014
Phoenix area in top ten of deaths by auto accidents July 19, 2012
Phoenix Art Museum Celebrates Pop Artist Andy Warhol March 06, 2015
Phoenix Art Museum Hosts ArtFix Restoration Event November 07, 2014