Mark Brodie PhotoKJZZ listeners know they can trust Government and Politics Reporter and Weekend Edition Saturday Host Mark Brodie for intelligent reports and insightful perspectives on Arizona politics and public policy.

Mark covers all levels of government, including cities, counties, the state legislature, Governor’s office and federal government. He works to bring KJZZ listeners different perspectives on bills and issues of interest to them.

On primary and election nights, Mark anchors KJZZ’s coverage, interviewing candidates, reporters and people on all sides of ballot measures.

Covering government and politics in Arizona has led Brodie to report on the legislative and legal battles over immigration law SB 1070, the recall election of former Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce and Presidential visits, among many other stories.

Brodie’s reporting on Arizona government and politics has been featured on national programs, including All Things Considered and Marketplace. He’s also been heard on radio programs in Arizona, Los Angeles and elsewhere, and is a regular guest on Arizona Horizon, a public-affairs show on Eight, Arizona PBS.

While Brodie spends most of his time covering the state capitol, other aspects of politics and government in Arizona, he also reports non-political stories.  Brodie also serves as an emcee and moderator for special station events and community forums.

Brodie won a 2005 Associated Press award for a story about real estate flipping and shared in a 2003 Public Radio News Directors Inc. award with Steve Goldstein for a story about ticket scalping at Arizona Cardinals games. The New York State Broadcasters Association, RTNDA, and other journalism organizations have recognized his work as well.

Brodie began his tenure with KJZZ in 2002, after reporting and hosting for NPR member stations WAER in Syracuse, NY and WAMC in Albany, NY.  He received his Broadcast Journalism and Political Science degrees from Syracuse University.

In his free time, Brodie enjoys photography. He’s also a big fan of the New York Yankees, New York Giants, and the late, great Hartford Whalers.

Contact Mark Brodie at 480-774-8239 or, or on Twitter @markwbrodie.


Title Author Publication Date
Valley Has High Percentage Of 'Disconnected Youth' Mark Brodie May 16, 2014
It's Children's Book Week, And Literature Has Come A Long Way Mark Brodie May 16, 2014
Telling The Stories Of Neighbors In The Garfield District Mark Brodie May 16, 2014
Arizona Unemployment Rate Down In April Mark Brodie May 15, 2014
Brewer Asks Arizona Supreme Court to Overturn Medicaid Ruling Mark Brodie May 14, 2014
Arizona, Kansas Want Stay In Proof Of Citizenship Case Lifted Mark Brodie May 13, 2014
University Of Arizona To Offer Undergraduate Law Degree Mark Brodie May 09, 2014
Avondale Rebrands Mark Brodie May 09, 2014
Yarnell Daze: 1 Year After The Fire Annika Cline May 09, 2014
911 Calls In Arizona Are Becoming More Interactive Mark Brodie May 09, 2014
Metal Theft Down Nationwide, According to Insurance Group Mark Brodie May 08, 2014
Valley Housing Market Slow Mark Brodie May 06, 2014
Peoria Looking To Build Up Entertainment District Mark Brodie May 02, 2014
Heard Museum Exhibit Constructed By Visitor Votes Mark Brodie May 02, 2014
Arizona Gas Prices at Eight-Month High Mark Brodie May 01, 2014
Search For E.T. Takes Place This Weekend Mark Brodie April 25, 2014
Can Phoenix Be Attractive To Millennials? Mark Brodie April 25, 2014
Reduced Snowpack Leaves Rivers At 22 Percent Of Normal Mark Brodie April 25, 2014
When The Polygamous Turn Monogamous Mark Brodie April 25, 2014
On The Ledge With The Arizona Legislature Mark Brodie April 25, 2014
Hot Corner: Gainey Ranch Mark Brodie April 25, 2014
Arizona Court Rules More Shoplifting Defendants Entitled to Jury Trial Mark Brodie April 24, 2014
Arizona Supreme Court Rules On Marijuana Impairment Mark Brodie April 22, 2014
Legislature Could Be In Last Week Of Regular Session Mark Brodie April 21, 2014
Bust Out The Turntable For Record Store Day Mark Brodie April 18, 2014