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
Spelling Bees: Not Just For Kids Anymore Mark Brodie October 13, 2015
Southern Arizona Gets New Hotshot Crew Mark Brodie October 13, 2015
Is Race A Factor When Letting Someone Cross The Street? Mark Brodie October 13, 2015
Roosevelt Row May Face Rising Rent After 'Great Places In America' Nomination Mark Brodie October 09, 2015
Maricopa County Expanding Behavioral Health Crisis System Mark Brodie October 09, 2015
Arizona Lawmakers Have to Close Multi-Billion Dollar Transportation Funding Gap Mark Brodie October 09, 2015
'Falcon District' Rebranding In Mesa Hopes To Draw Visibility, Economic Growth Mark Brodie October 08, 2015
Group Tries To Replicate Nonpartisan Nebraska Elections In Arizona Mark Brodie October 08, 2015
Arizona May Need To Re-Think Trade To Benefit from Trans-Pacific Partnership Mark Brodie October 08, 2015
Eradicating A Pest, One Romance At A Time Mark Brodie October 08, 2015
Acoustic Ecology Project Records Sounds Of Southwest Desert Mark Brodie October 06, 2015
Sheriff Babeu, House Speaker Gowan Join Race For Arizona Congressional District 1 Mark Brodie October 06, 2015
Scottsdale Chamber Of Commerce Taps New President, CEO Mark Brodie October 02, 2015
New Edition Of Phoenix Literary Journal Draws Inspiration From Local Diner Mark Brodie October 02, 2015
In Drought, Cactuses May Come To The Rescue Mark Brodie October 01, 2015
New Phoenix Bike Signs Will Discourage Wrong-Way Cycling Al Macias September 30, 2015
'Patchwork' Of Laws Forms As Arizona Cities Approve Ordinances With No Statewide Laws Mark Brodie September 29, 2015
Teacher Turns To Bossa Nova To Teach Portuguese Mark Brodie September 25, 2015
ASU English Professor Is Navajo Nation Poet Laureate Mark Brodie September 25, 2015
ASU President Crow, UofA President Hart Get 6-Figure Bonuses Mark Brodie September 25, 2015
Endowment For Humanities Chair: More Humanities Needed in Schools Mark Brodie September 24, 2015
Emotional Toll: When Friends, Family Members Become Suspects Mark Brodie September 24, 2015
Jerome Homeowners Sue For Right To Rent Out Their Homes Mark Brodie September 24, 2015
'On Two Fronts' Film Focuses On Latino Experience During Vietnam War Mark Brodie September 22, 2015
2 Arizonans Honored By White House As 'Champions Of Change' Mark Brodie September 22, 2015