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
Game and Fish Department Committed To Relocating Bighorn Sheep Dennis Lambert December 23, 2013
Extended Unemployment Benefits To End Saturday Dennis Lambert December 23, 2013
Dry Storm Expected Through This Weekend Dennis Lambert December 20, 2013
Gas Prices Stay The Same This Week Dennis Lambert December 20, 2013
Valley Retailers Optimistic About A Sales Upturn Dennis Lambert December 20, 2013
Former Suns Player Among Those Arrested In Roundup Dennis Lambert December 20, 2013
Valley Food Banks In Demand This Holiday Season Dennis Lambert December 19, 2013
Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Tucson Dennis Lambert December 19, 2013
McCain Finds Fault In Senate Budget Agreement Dennis Lambert December 19, 2013
Stanton Announces An End To Phoenix Veteran Homelessness Dennis Lambert December 19, 2013
Brewer And Carter Comment On CPS Investigation Flaws Dennis Lambert December 18, 2013
Detective Does Not Have To Testify At Milke's Retrial Dennis Lambert December 18, 2013
Valley Temperatures Cooling Down Dennis Lambert December 18, 2013
Horne: Funding For Anti-Trafficking Programs Crucial As Super Bowl 2015 Approaches Dennis Lambert December 18, 2013
Court Decision Could Help Navajo Uranium Cleanup Dennis Lambert December 17, 2013
Officials Crack Down On AHCCCS Fraud Dennis Lambert December 17, 2013
Valley Woman Defrauds Target Of Over $175,000 With Homemade Coupons Dennis Lambert December 17, 2013
21 Detained, 850 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized In Separate Incidents Dennis Lambert December 17, 2013
Gosar Understands McCain’s View On Budget Deal, But Still Votes Against It Dennis Lambert December 17, 2013
1,200 CPS Cases Assigned, 451 Children Have Been Seen Dennis Lambert December 17, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Hear Skywalk Appeal Dennis Lambert December 16, 2013
Kelley, Giffords Discouraged By Lack Of Progress On Gun Control Legislation Dennis Lambert December 16, 2013
Courts Debate DREAMers, Driver’s Licenses Dennis Lambert December 16, 2013
McCain Joins Protesters In Kiev Dennis Lambert December 16, 2013
Former Diamondbacks Pitcher's Video Game Fails To Sell Dennis Lambert December 13, 2013

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