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.

Titlesort descending Publication Date
AZ Highways feature on bike-coffee shop at the Grand Canyon October 05, 2012
AZ Legislature Cuts Number Of Income Tax Brackets December 13, 2013
AZDHS to hold lottery for medical marijuana dispensary licenses August 07, 2012
Babeu drops out of congressional race, will run again for Pinal County Sheriff May 11, 2012
Babeu: Highway Funds Need To Be Used For Highway Improvements January 03, 2014
Ban On Wood-Burning Fireplaces And Stoves In Effect For Christmas Eve December 24, 2013
Bank Robber Killed In Exchange Of Gunfire With Officers December 30, 2013
Barrow Opens Treatment Center For Lou Gehrig's Disease January 15, 2014
Be Aware Of Rabid Skunks February 12, 2014
Bears Spotted Near Sierra Vista March 04, 2014
Bedbugs Found At U Of A Library September 30, 2013
Bennett Aims To Reduce Income Tax, Expand Sales Tax November 13, 2013
Bennett Almost Ready To Announce Run For Governor September 20, 2013
Beware Of Cyber Monday Scam Artists December 02, 2013
Beware Of Scammers When Registering Your Vehicle November 28, 2013
Beware Of Speed Trap When Driving To Las Vegas February 14, 2014
Bighorn Lambs Spotted Near Tucson February 12, 2014
Bighorn Sheep Released In Santa Catalina Mountains Dies December 02, 2013
Bill Allowing Surprise Inspections Of Abortion Clinics Moves Forward February 28, 2014
Bill Allows For Removal Of Endangered Wolves Suspected Of Attacking Cattle February 04, 2014
Bill Banning Assisted Suicide Moves On To Senate Rules Committee March 18, 2014
Bill Could Force Logging On Public Forestland September 20, 2013
Bill Could Limit Media Access To Autopsy Photos, Information January 27, 2014
Bill Creates Farm Animal Exemption In Animal Abuse Laws March 11, 2014
Bill Limiting Lobbyist Gifts Moves To Floor Of State Senate January 24, 2014

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