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 or by way of Twitter @KJZZlambert.

Title Author Publication Date
RealtyTrac: Arizona Foreclosure Filings Down In 2014 Dennis Lambert April 10, 2014
RealtyTrac: Arizona Foreclosure Rate Ranked 18th In US Dennis Lambert March 13, 2014
RealtyTrac: Arizona's Housing Crisis May Be Over Dennis Lambert February 13, 2014
RealtyTrac: Volume Of Real Estate Sales Down In 2013 Dennis Lambert March 27, 2014
Record Snowfall Possible In Northern Arizona This Weekend Dennis Lambert May 14, 2015
Recreation Groups Ask Congress To Help Forest Service Dennis Lambert March 27, 2014
Red Cross Offers Support System To Overwhelmed Volunteers Dennis Lambert November 18, 2013
Red Cross Opens Shelter After Supai Village Evacuation August 01, 2013
Red Rock Robbery Ends In Car Chase, Fatal Shooting Dennis Lambert December 23, 2013
Reform Group Urges The State To Overhaul Prison Health Care System Dennis Lambert November 07, 2013
Remnants Of Another Tropical Storm Hit Parts Of Arizona Dennis Lambert October 08, 2014
Renzi Asks For Delay In Prison Start Date Dennis Lambert January 01, 2014
Rep. Plans To Introduce Measure To Make CPS A Separate Agency Dennis Lambert January 13, 2014
Rep. Salmon Opposes Jobless Benefits Extension Dennis Lambert January 06, 2014
Repairs To US 89 Will Begin Later This Month Dennis Lambert July 14, 2014
Report Finds Arizona Medical Board Cut Corners In Licensing Doctors October 11, 2013
Report Shows Abortions Down Among 18-, 19-Year-Olds Dennis Lambert September 12, 2014
Report: Arizona's Economy Is Showing Signs Of Life September 09, 2013
Report: Climate Change Creates 'Mascot Madness' Dennis Lambert March 18, 2014
Report: Flipping Houses Down In Arizona Last Year Dennis Lambert January 30, 2014
Report: Home Prices Have Peaked Dennis Lambert March 06, 2014
Report: I-11 Connecting Phoenix, Las Vegas Not In Interests Of Taxpayers Dennis Lambert September 24, 2014
Report: Medicaid Expansion Will Add 1.1 Million People To Program Dennis Lambert December 10, 2013
Report: Most Arizona Jobs Are In Lower-Paying Positions July 19, 2013
Report: One out of six Arizona teens use tobacco products March 25, 2013