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 Publication Date
Tens of thousands turn out for Pat's Run April 20, 2013
Two Valley health care systems to start working together April 20, 2013
Arizona Senate rejects changes to recall elections April 18, 2013
Arizona Senate approves two gun bills April 16, 2013
Peoria police work with contractors on construction site theft April 13, 2013
Brewer vetoes health care price bill April 12, 2013
Lottery winner confidentiality bill fails for now April 11, 2013
Bill would exempt more employees from unemployment benefits April 10, 2013
FAA to delay airport tower closures April 05, 2013
Bill to count gold, silver as legal tender moving in legislature April 05, 2013
Phoenix Urban Design Week kicks off Thursday April 03, 2013
Federal Aviation Administration to close 149 airport control towers April 03, 2013
Bisbee has become Arizona?s first town to recognize civil unions April 03, 2013
Morrison Institute forum explores bullying issues April 03, 2013
Bill preventing destruction of guns passes Senate April 02, 2013
Scientists to temporarily lose contact with Mars rover Curiosity March 30, 2013
CDC: Valley Fever cases in Arizona, Southwest, rise March 28, 2013
Child custody hearing bill headed to governor March 27, 2013
School guns bill gets House committee hearing March 27, 2013
FAA to close towers at four Arizona airports March 22, 2013
ADOT proposes alternative to damaged U.S.89 March 22, 2013
Arizona mayors propose sales tax simplification plan March 20, 2013
Arizona lawmakers to take up bill on gender-specific places March 19, 2013
New proposal expected in sales tax simplification debate March 17, 2013
Arizona universities ask for tuition increases March 16, 2013