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
Arizona hospitals get creative to make up for uncompensated care January 03, 2013
Arizona House Approves Job Requirement For Medicaid Recipients Mark Brodie March 06, 2014
Arizona House Approves Surprise Inspections At Abortion Clinics Mark Brodie March 04, 2014
Arizona House Changes Course On Federal Land Bill Mark Brodie March 11, 2014
Arizona House Committee OKs Human Trafficking Bill Mark Brodie February 06, 2014
Arizona House Votes To Repeal Last Year's Election Law Mark Brodie February 13, 2014
Arizona in top 15 for housing inventory June 27, 2013
Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Faces 2 Lawsuits Mark Brodie July 28, 2015
Arizona Is A Model For National Voting Reforms Mark Brodie January 31, 2014
Arizona job market: Patience and persistence March 28, 2012
Arizona lawmakers considering sales tax simplification plan February 28, 2013
Arizona Lawmakers Have to Close Multi-Billion Dollar Transportation Funding Gap Mark Brodie October 09, 2015
Arizona lawmakers to consider changes to election system December 05, 2012
Arizona lawmakers to take up bill on gender-specific places March 19, 2013
Arizona lawmakers to take up school safety measures February 24, 2013
Arizona legislature expected to vote this week on CPS money January 29, 2013
Arizona Legislature May Hold Special Session Mark Brodie June 04, 2015
Arizona Legislature sues Independent Redistricting Commission June 07, 2012
Arizona Libraries Evolve For The Future Mark Brodie December 11, 2014
Arizona May Be In Danger Of Losing No Child Left Behind Waiver September 20, 2013
Arizona May Need To Re-Think Trade To Benefit from Trans-Pacific Partnership Mark Brodie October 08, 2015
Arizona mayors propose sales tax simplification plan March 20, 2013
Arizona Mayors: Keep local decisions local March 07, 2012
Arizona median household income drops 3 percent between 2010-11 September 21, 2012
Arizona Medical Marijuana Law Ripe For Future Legal Challenges Mark Brodie April 04, 2014