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
Singer-Songwriter Mandy Harvey Relearns Craft After Losing Hearing Sarah Ventre February 08, 2017
The Quiz Show: Fire Sarah Ventre January 30, 2017
As Many As 25,000 Turn Out For Women's March In Phoenix Sarah Ventre January 21, 2017
Intersectional Feminism One Concept Driving Women's March In Washington Sarah Ventre January 19, 2017
Democratic National Committee Hosts First Future Forum in Phoenix Sarah Ventre January 16, 2017
My Favorite Things: Arizona Sarah Ventre January 06, 2017
My Favorite Things: Storytelling Sarah Ventre January 04, 2017
'Meet the Patels' Documentary Follows Ravi Patel's Quest To Find Love Sarah Ventre December 29, 2016
My Favorite Things: Walking Sarah Ventre December 27, 2016
My Favorite Things: Music Of 2016 Sarah Ventre December 22, 2016
The Quiz Show: Candle Sarah Ventre December 01, 2016
The Quiz Show: Solve This Puzzle For A Chance To Win Sarah Ventre November 22, 2016
Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra Talks Music, Social Justice And Booty Shaking Sarah Ventre November 18, 2016
Tucson’s Orkesta Mendoza Blends Music From Both Sides Of The Border Sarah Ventre October 31, 2016
20 Years Ago, 'That Thing You Do' Featured Music, Radio Station KJZZ Sarah Ventre October 24, 2016
Tiny Desert Concert: North Brother Island Sarah Ventre October 10, 2016
The Quiz Show: Polyster Rat Trousers, Extinct Reptiles And Fake Astrology Sarah Ventre September 30, 2016
Remembering Hildale, Utah Flash Floods And Outreach That Followed Sarah Ventre September 13, 2016
It's Alive! Frankenstein's Influence 200 Years Later Sarah Ventre September 09, 2016
Tiny Desert Concert: Karima Walker Sarah Ventre August 23, 2016
'Premier Trail System' Will Showcase Outstanding Arizona Hikes Sarah Ventre August 11, 2016
Movie Re-Imagines 'Purple Rain' In The Saharan Desert Sarah Ventre July 18, 2016
Colorado City Independence Day Celebration Reunites Ex-FLDS Members Sarah Ventre July 04, 2016
Tiny Desert Concert: Language Barrier Mark Brodie June 24, 2016
Extreme Weekend Heat Proved Fatal In Phoenix Sarah Ventre June 20, 2016