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 Minimum Wage Goes Up Mark Brodie December 31, 2013
Arizona Mission of Mercy Offers Free Dental Care To Those In Need Mark Brodie December 12, 2014
Arizona Officials Sue Over Proof Of Citizenship Requirement August 21, 2013
Arizona on stand-by to help Hurricane Sandy recovery October 30, 2012
Arizona One Of Many States Thinking About Military Base Encroachment Mark Brodie September 03, 2015
Arizona Opera Moves Into New Digs October 04, 2013
Arizona Organizations Work To Reduce The Number Of Disconnected Youth In The Valley Mark Brodie December 03, 2014
Arizona Population Among Youngest In The Country Mark Brodie January 02, 2014
Arizona population growth among highest in the country over last year December 20, 2012
Arizona preservationists list most endangered historic places March 02, 2013
Arizona Prison Population Remains Flat July 25, 2013
Arizona Psychiatrist Draws From Experience As Bosnian Refugee To Help Patients Mark Brodie July 09, 2015
Arizona Public Universities Propose New Benefit Plans For Employees Mark Brodie February 13, 2015
Arizona Ranked By Tax Foundation In Annual Index Mark Brodie October 25, 2013
Arizona Ranks 12th In U.S For Deaths From Injury Mark Brodie June 18, 2015
Arizona ranks 49th in spending per student June 21, 2012
Arizona Ranks Among Top Half Of States In Electric Vehicles Mark Brodie September 18, 2015
Arizona Ranks High In Energy Efficiency Mark Brodie October 30, 2014
Arizona ranks in middle of new highway study July 08, 2013
Arizona Ranks The Second Highest In Cigarette Smuggling Mark Brodie March 21, 2014
Arizona Re-Issuing Medical Licenses May Not Help Doctor Shortage Mark Brodie October 10, 2014
Arizona Regents Look To Attract More American Indian Students Mark Brodie December 17, 2013
Arizona Researcher Finds Better Way To Wash Leafy Greens Mark Brodie September 11, 2015
Arizona Researchers Find Shopping Habits Play A Large Role In Food Waste Mark Brodie July 02, 2015
Arizona Science Center To Open Creative Maker Space Next Door Mark Brodie June 05, 2015