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
Initiative disqualified from ballot June 26, 2012
Initiatives Aim To Help Arizona Reduce 'Disconnected Youth' Rate Mark Brodie November 04, 2015
Insight On Department Of Justice's Settlement With Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Mark Brodie July 16, 2015
Inspection finds mall kiosks not always showing prices September 08, 2012
Insurance Official: Arizonans File Most Windshield-Crack Claims In US Mark Brodie July 10, 2015
Interior Secretary Signs Water Rights Deal July 30, 2013
International Sculpture Conference Comes To Phoenix For The First Time Mark Brodie November 03, 2015
Investigation Finds Little Regulation Of Families Who Homeschool Kids Mark Brodie September 22, 2015
IRC case will not go straight to Arizona Supreme Court May 30, 2012
Is It Possible To Legislate Morality? Mark Brodie April 03, 2015
Is Race A Factor When Letting Someone Cross The Street? Mark Brodie October 13, 2015
Is Scottsdale Losing Its Old West Appeal? Mark Brodie May 15, 2015
It's Children's Book Week, And Literature Has Come A Long Way Mark Brodie May 16, 2014
Jail Time For Man Convicted In Terrorism Hoax August 08, 2013
Jeep Tours To Resume In Part Of McDowell Sonoran Preserve August 30, 2013
Jerome Homeowners Fighting Rules Against Vacation Rentals Mark Brodie July 21, 2015
Jerome Homeowners Sue For Right To Rent Out Their Homes Mark Brodie September 24, 2015
John Giles Elected Mayor Of Mesa Mark Brodie September 19, 2014
Journalist Brady McCombs On The Evictions Of Homes In Polygamous Sect Mark Brodie December 05, 2014
Judge Declares Mistrial In Doody Retrial Mark Brodie October 24, 2013
Judge dismisses Clean Elections lawsuit March 22, 2012
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit From Diane Douglas Over Arizona Board Of Education Staffers Mark Brodie July 14, 2015
Judge Rules State Doesn't Have To Approve Glendale-Area Casino Mark Brodie September 18, 2015
Jury Selection Process Differs In A Re-Retrial Mark Brodie November 22, 2013
Kansas City Was The First To Have Google Fiber Mark Brodie February 21, 2014