Sarah Ventre returns to her hometown of Tempe to join KJZZ after working at NPR headquarters in Washington as a producer and editor for a number of shows, desks, podcasts and the national newscast. Her reporting has been featured on Weekend Edition, Weekend All Things Considered, and on member station WAMU.

Prior to her time at NPR, Ventre was a freelance writer for the Phoenix New Times, and hosted several radio shows on The Blaze 1330 AM. She holds a degree in anthropology from Arizona State University.

Ventre loves live music and pop culture, and has volunteered with Girls Rock! DC, a nonprofit music camp for girls, and performed at the live storytelling event SpeakeasyDC.

She is always up for a good laugh or a great chile relleno, and is really excited to come work in her hometown — a beautiful place with no snow.

Title Author Publication Date
Ali Vincent Reflects On 'The Biggest Loser' Experience, Weight Gain Sarah Ventre May 17, 2016
Artist Pushes Musical Boundaries By Playing Iconic Phoenix Landmark Sarah Ventre April 22, 2016
NPR Music's Bob Boilen Writes Book About Life-Changing Songs Sarah Ventre April 19, 2016
Why There Is So Little Genetic Information About Native Groups Sarah Ventre April 14, 2016
The Quiz Show: 100 Buildings Sarah Ventre April 08, 2016
The Quiz Show: Solve This Puzzle For A Chance To Win Sarah Ventre April 05, 2016
Arizona Bill Challenges FDA Protocol On Abortion Drug Sarah Ventre March 30, 2016
Organization Dedicates Effort To Building Music Scenes In Cities Sarah Ventre March 24, 2016
Tempe Band Gloritone Reissues Album For 15th Anniversary Sarah Ventre March 22, 2016
SXSW Draws To A Close Sarah Ventre March 19, 2016
SXSW Backstage: A Conversation With Tucson Band XIXA Sarah Ventre March 18, 2016
SXSW Panel Explores Whether Musicians Still Need Record Labels Sarah Ventre March 18, 2016
Checking Off The Bucket List And Looking For Sponsorships: Two Arizona Bands Reflect On SXSW Debuts Sarah Ventre March 18, 2016
Veteran Arizona Bands Have Different Expectations At SXSW Sarah Ventre March 17, 2016
As South By Southwest Grows, Bands Need Established Following To Get Noticed Sarah Ventre March 17, 2016
Tiny Desert Concert: Qais Essar Sarah Ventre March 15, 2016
Phoenix Music Venue Staple, The Trunk Space, Announces Plans To Move Sarah Ventre March 04, 2016
Trial Ends, Jury Deliberating In Trial Against FLDS Towns On Utah-Arizona Border Sarah Ventre March 03, 2016
PHX Vegan Food Festival Celebrates Culinary Vibrance Sarah Ventre February 26, 2016
Valley Allergy Season In Full Swing Thanks To Heat Wave Sarah Ventre February 16, 2016
Improvements Made On The Road To Popular Prescott Hiking Trail Sarah Ventre February 15, 2016
Overflow Shelter For Homeless In Phoenix Receives Funding Through End Of Summer Sarah Ventre February 15, 2016
Heading Up To Payson? You May Smell Smoke Sarah Ventre February 07, 2016
Arizona Woman Authors Canning, Preserving Cookbook Sarah Ventre February 05, 2016
Hiking The Grand Canyon For The First Time Sarah Ventre January 28, 2016