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's Medicaid Expansion Plan Has Its First Day In Court Mark Brodie December 13, 2013
Arizona's poverty rate among nation's highest in 2011 December 14, 2012
Arizona's Share Of Money For Federal Immigrant Healthcare Program Runs Out Mark Brodie December 11, 2014
Arizona's Unemployment Rate Drops In November Mark Brodie December 19, 2013
Arizona's Water Use Has Remained The Same Since The 1950s Mark Brodie December 19, 2014
Arizona, Kansas Want Stay In Proof Of Citizenship Case Lifted Mark Brodie May 13, 2014
Arizonans Driving Fewer Miles Year-Over-Year Mark Brodie February 20, 2015
Arizonans Rank Above Average In Healthy Living Mark Brodie March 14, 2014
Arizonans smoking less at home, in cars, than national average May 16, 2013
Arizonans to lose unemployment benefits this month June 13, 2012
Arizonans Weigh In On Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Mark Brodie June 26, 2015
Arpaio Closer To Facing Contempt Charges Jude Joffe-Block December 05, 2014
Arraignment Delayed For Man Charged In Phoenix Priest Shooting Mark Brodie July 03, 2014
Arrest Leads To Questions About Child Care Access In Arizona Mark Brodie April 11, 2014
Arrest Warrant For Newly Elected Representative Dropped Mark Brodie November 18, 2014
Art Explodes This Weekend In Phoenix Annika Cline March 07, 2014
Artist Installs A Virtual Reality Sculpture Exhibit In The Middle Of The Arizona Desert Mark Brodie August 18, 2015
As Foreign Companies Farm In La Paz County, Officials Ask For Help Regulating Groundwater Mark Brodie November 12, 2015
ASU English Professor Is Navajo Nation Poet Laureate Mark Brodie September 25, 2015
ASU Expands In Downtown Phoenix With New Law School Mark Brodie November 13, 2014
ASU Gets Nearly $4M In Federal Grant Money Mark Brodie September 30, 2014
ASU Plans To Offer Credit For Massive Open Online Courses Mark Brodie May 07, 2015
ASU President Crow, UofA President Hart Get 6-Figure Bonuses Mark Brodie September 25, 2015
ASU Professor Alesha Durfee Talks About Domestic Violence Among Women Mark Brodie April 24, 2015
ASU Professor Jeff La Belle Working On Diabetes Test Without Needles Mark Brodie April 30, 2015