Surplus food and empathy are scarce. So who cares for America's poor?
Mark Brodie is co-host of The Show, one of KJZZ's Original Productions. In that role, he reports on some of the Valley's biggest stories, most important trends and interesting people; that includes a five-part series on the people and neighborhoods along Central Avenue, between South and North mountains.
Brodie spent several years as KJZZ's Capitol reporter, reporting on state government and politics, including the debate over SB 1070, the vote on Arizona's temporary sales tax increase and many other 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, New York, and WAMC in Albany, New York. He earned 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.