Dennis Lambert photoIn the wee small hours of the morning, when most of us are working on REM sleep, Morning Edition host and reporter, Dennis Lambert busily prepares the news and information KJZZ listeners hear as they prepare for the day. He’s been doing that for KJZZ listeners since 1996.    

“While I realize the importance of providing listeners with updates on traffic, weather and breaking news, I really enjoy the ability to focus on complex, more obscure stories with in-depth coverage,” said Lambert.  “That's not always possible in commercial radio, and I have KJZZ and its listeners to thank for that.”

Throughout his award-winning career, which he began in 1969, Lambert has covered everything from plane crashes to bribery scandals as well as late night and early morning legislative sessions. There have also been celebrity interviews, a few wildlife escapades with sand cranes and bighorn sheep and many adventures in between.

Lambert calls the impeachment of former Arizona Governor Evan Mecham the most memorable story he has covered. He was KTAR’s News Director at the time, and the station won a Peabody Award for its live coverage.

Lambert has won just about every award the Associated Press and the Phoenix Press Club had at one time or another. As a KJZZ reporter, he has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award and several Associated Press awards. He won national Murrow and Scripps Howard awards for coverage of the Meacham impeachment.

He was honored in 2010 with the Order of the Silver Key from the Phoenix Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for 25 years of broadcast excellence.

A Michigan native, Dennis worked as a radio reporter in Lansing and Detroit before coming to Arizona in 1984. He has a degree in Communication Arts from Michigan State University.

An avid Arizona Diamondbacks fan, Lambert has been a member of the Sunday Hackers season ticket group since the franchise began. 

Lambert has been married since 1969 and has two adult children and two grandchildren.

Contact Dennis Lambert at 480-774-8237, or dlambert@rioradio.org or by way of Twitter @KJZZlambert.

Title Author Publication Date
RealtyTrac: Arizona Foreclosure Filings Down In 2014 Dennis Lambert April 10, 2014
Fish FedEx'd From Florida Will Live In Roosevelt Lake Dennis Lambert April 10, 2014
McCain Criticizes Foreign Policy In Budget Hearing Dennis Lambert April 09, 2014
Still Using Windows XP? Time To Upgrade Dennis Lambert April 09, 2014
Woods Watch To Train Wildfire Spotters Dennis Lambert April 09, 2014
'Greater Arizona' To See Behavioral Health Changes Dennis Lambert April 08, 2014
ADOT Asks Motorists To Obey Speed Limits In Construction Zones Dennis Lambert April 08, 2014
Congress Looks At Pushing For Campaign Contribution Limits Dennis Lambert April 08, 2014
Lawmakers Approve 2015 Budget Dennis Lambert April 08, 2014
Rabies Cases Increase In Santa Cruz County Dennis Lambert April 07, 2014
Even Typos Can Hold Up State Budget Talks Dennis Lambert April 07, 2014
Fourth Drug Tunnel Of The Year Shut Down In Nogales Dennis Lambert April 07, 2014
Volunteers To Watch Campers For Fire Violations Dennis Lambert April 07, 2014
The $25, 18-Inch Corn Dog Hits Home Run Dennis Lambert April 04, 2014
Food Costs 5 Percent More Than Last Year Dennis Lambert April 04, 2014
Standoff Over State Budget Pushes Final Passage Until At Least Monday Dennis Lambert April 04, 2014
Pair Of Mexican Gray Wolves Released In The Wild Dennis Lambert April 03, 2014
Home Prices In Metro Phoenix Decreased Last Month Dennis Lambert April 03, 2014
Arrest Made In Fake Vehicle Air Bag Case Dennis Lambert April 03, 2014
Brewer Refuses To Sign Other Legislation Until Budget Is Acceptable Dennis Lambert April 02, 2014
Grand Canyon Trying To Manage Bison Herds Dennis Lambert April 02, 2014
National Parks May See Small Budget Increase Dennis Lambert April 02, 2014
Police Actions To Stop Riot Lead To Internal Affairs Complaints Dennis Lambert April 01, 2014
Children Of Color Will Be Majority By 2018 Dennis Lambert April 01, 2014
Budget Approval May Depend On Funding For Child Welfare Dennis Lambert April 01, 2014

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