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
Heading Up To Payson? You May Smell Smoke Sarah Ventre February 07, 2016
Arizona Woman Authors Canning, Preserving Cookbook Sarah Ventre February 05, 2016
The Quiz Show: Solve This Puzzle For A Chance To Win Sarah Ventre February 04, 2016
Hiking The Grand Canyon For The First Time Sarah Ventre January 28, 2016
Letters To FLDS Leader In Prison Come Under Scrutiny Sarah Ventre January 25, 2016
The Legend And Lore Of Jack Durant Sarah Ventre January 21, 2016
Valley High School Kicker Makes History During Football Championship Sarah Ventre January 07, 2016
Blues Guitarist Long John Hunter Dies At 84 Sarah Ventre January 05, 2016
Phoenix-Area Photographers Take Up Classic Film Medium Sarah Ventre December 29, 2015
Best Of: Holiday Movies To Get Into The Spirit Jimmy Jenkins December 24, 2015
Tiny Desert Concert: Best Of 2015 Encore Sarah Ventre December 24, 2015
Wapanada: The Mash-Up Of Waffle And Empanada Sarah Ventre December 17, 2015
The Quiz Show: Two Candles Sarah Ventre December 11, 2015
Yodel-Lady-Who? Six-Time Yodel Champ Paula Erlene Sarah Ventre December 08, 2015
Black Lives Matter Demonstrators Interrupt Phoenix City Council Meeting Sarah Ventre December 02, 2015
A Ride With The Copper Cruisers Motorcycle Club Sarah Ventre November 25, 2015
'Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls' Talks Body Positive, Marketing, Body Image Sarah Ventre November 10, 2015
Museum Of Walking Wishes You Would Take A Hike Sarah Ventre November 06, 2015
'Fat Girl Running' Blogger Travels From Georgia For Ultrarunner Race In McDowell Mountains Sarah Ventre October 30, 2015
The Quiz Show: Jay-Z Song Suit, Dorm-Room Entrepreneur, Unusual DUI Sarah Ventre October 23, 2015
Tiny Desert Concert: Tyler Broderick Mark Brodie October 16, 2015
Grand Avenue Boasts Different Scene From Roosevelt Row Sarah Ventre October 09, 2015
It's A Festival Of Festivals Sarah Ventre September 18, 2015
The Quiz Show: Minnie Mouse, K-Cups, Trump Sarah Ventre September 17, 2015
Tiny Desert Concert: Man Hands Sarah Ventre September 08, 2015