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 did that for KJZZ listeners from 1996 to 2016. Dennis retired in 2016.   

“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.

Title Author Publication Date
Bennett Almost Ready To Announce Run For Governor September 20, 2013
Beware Of Cyber Monday Scam Artists Dennis Lambert December 02, 2013
Beware Of Scammers When Registering Your Vehicle Dennis Lambert November 28, 2013
Beware Of Speed Trap When Driving To Las Vegas Dennis Lambert February 14, 2014
Big Weather Changes Coming To The Valley Dennis Lambert October 29, 2014
Bighorn Lambs Spotted Near Tucson Dennis Lambert February 12, 2014
Bighorn Sheep Released In Santa Catalina Mountains Dies Dennis Lambert December 02, 2013
Bill Allowing Surprise Inspections Of Abortion Clinics Moves Forward Dennis Lambert February 28, 2014
Bill Allows For Removal Of Endangered Wolves Suspected Of Attacking Cattle Dennis Lambert February 04, 2014
Bill Banning Assisted Suicide Moves On To Senate Rules Committee Dennis Lambert March 18, 2014
Bill Could Force Logging On Public Forestland September 20, 2013
Bill Could Limit Media Access To Autopsy Photos, Information Dennis Lambert January 27, 2014
Bill Creates Farm Animal Exemption In Animal Abuse Laws Dennis Lambert March 11, 2014
Bill Limiting Lobbyist Gifts Moves To Floor Of State Senate Dennis Lambert January 24, 2014
Bill Makes Stealing Someone’s Gun An Aggravated Assault Dennis Lambert March 14, 2014
Bill Requires Judge's Approval For Release Of Autopsy Photos And Video Dennis Lambert January 20, 2014
Bill Requires Reauthorization Of Ballot Measures Dennis Lambert March 12, 2014
Bill seeking to restrict school isolation rooms wins preliminary approval February 26, 2013
Bill Targets 'Dark Money' In Campaign Finance Dennis Lambert February 10, 2014
Bill Targets Arizona Law-Enforcement Officers Accused Of Sexual Assault Dennis Lambert March 12, 2015
Bill Would Ban Teen Drivers From Cell Phone Use Dennis Lambert February 21, 2014
Bill Would Deny Welfare To Drug Offenders Dennis Lambert February 21, 2014
Bill Would Make Forwarding Nude Photos A Felony Dennis Lambert February 07, 2014
Bill Would Permit Spending $500,000 On Memorial For Fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots Dennis Lambert February 18, 2014
Bill Would Repeal Election Law Reforms Dennis Lambert February 11, 2014