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.

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Supreme Court upholds most of the Affordable Care Act June 28, 2012
Survey: Rural Residents Feel Ignored By Washington July 09, 2013
Survivor of Mesa Sikh murder calls for gun control August 06, 2012
Suspect Flees From Police, Falls Off Cliff September 17, 2013
Suspect Identified In Cordes Junction Copper Theft March 12, 2014
Suspect In Custody After High Speed Chase March 14, 2014
Suspect Who Allegedly Made 54 Beer Runs Arrested March 28, 2014
Suspected Bank Robber Caught After Complications Fleeing Scene November 18, 2013
Suspected Ocelot Pelt Found Inside Motor Home March 07, 2014
Sweat Lodge Ceremony Conviction To Stand September 09, 2013
Take A Virtual Whitewater Rafting Trip Through The Grand Canyon March 14, 2014
Task Forces Makes New Recommendation For Combating Sex Trafficking September 26, 2013
Taxpayers May Bear Burden Of Leaking Storage Tanks September 04, 2013
Teen Arrested For Threatening Arpaio And Family September 24, 2013
Teen Childbirth Rates In Arizona Drop To Historic Lows September 23, 2013
Teens arrested after videotaped bullying October 25, 2012
Teens Have More Car Crashes Than Any Other Group October 22, 2013
Tempe Aims To Complete Sinkhole Repairs Next Week September 05, 2014
Tempe Police Investigate ASU Student's Fatal Fall March 31, 2014
Tempe Police Make Arrests At Illegal Marijuana Dispensary February 26, 2014
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