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
Two More Bighorn Sheep Deaths Under Investigation Dennis Lambert February 11, 2014
Voucher Measure Would Allow Thousands Of Students To Attend Private Schools Dennis Lambert February 11, 2014
Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of The Wilderness Act With Hikes Dennis Lambert February 11, 2014
Bill Would Repeal Election Law Reforms Dennis Lambert February 11, 2014
Tucson's Preference For Local Businesses Under Fire Dennis Lambert February 10, 2014
Roof At Chase Field Gets Major Cleaning Dennis Lambert February 10, 2014
Arizona Motor Vehicle Division Displays Wait Times Online Dennis Lambert February 10, 2014
Bill Targets 'Dark Money' In Campaign Finance Dennis Lambert February 10, 2014
Janet Napolitano: Security At Sochi Is Very Good Dennis Lambert February 10, 2014
Horne Campaign Finance Violation Hearing Begins Monday Dennis Lambert February 10, 2014
Arizona Congressmen Weigh In On Iraq Dennis Lambert February 07, 2014
Arizona Tribe Gains Power To Prosecute Non-Indians Dennis Lambert February 07, 2014
Closing ‘Water’s Edge’ Tax Loophole Could Add $20 Million To State Treasury Dennis Lambert February 07, 2014
Bill Would Make Forwarding Nude Photos A Felony Dennis Lambert February 07, 2014
Republican Lawmakers Push For Medicaid Restrictions Dennis Lambert February 07, 2014
Undocumented Immigrants Arrested Near Gila Bend Dennis Lambert February 06, 2014
Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Begins Plans For Next Year Dennis Lambert February 06, 2014
MCSO Cracks Down On Identify Theft Dennis Lambert February 06, 2014
ADOT Requests Information For South Mountain Loop 202 Construction Dennis Lambert February 06, 2014
Quiet Technology Air Tours Increasing At Grand Canyon Dennis Lambert February 05, 2014
Small Plane Crashes Near Deer Valley Airport, 3 Hospitalized Dennis Lambert February 05, 2014
Texas-Based Company Recalls 16,000 Pounds Of Meat Dennis Lambert February 05, 2014
Study Finds Direct Link Between Sugary Diets And Fatal Cardiac Disease Dennis Lambert February 05, 2014
Measure Aims To End Puppy Mills Dennis Lambert February 05, 2014
McCain Supports Brain Health Study He Says Is Essential To Future Of Boxing Dennis Lambert February 05, 2014

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