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
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
Arizona Muslims 'Refresh Soul, Spirit' During Ramadan Sarah Ventre June 10, 2016
Arizona Muslim Community Remembers Muhammad Ali Sarah Ventre June 06, 2016
Arizona Motor Vehicle Fatalities Up 15 Percent In 2015 Sarah Ventre June 01, 2016
More Confirmed Cases Of Measles In Arizona Sarah Ventre May 30, 2016
Conservation Groups Sue Feds Over Proposed Community In Southeastern Arizona Sarah Ventre May 30, 2016
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