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
Bill To Repeal Controversial Election Law Delayed Mark Brodie January 23, 2014
Immigration-Related Bills Increase In 2013 Mark Brodie January 21, 2014
ASU School Of Arts Opens New Downtown Phoenix Studios Mark Brodie January 17, 2014
Arizona Follows Other States' Lead In CPS Separation Mark Brodie January 17, 2014
Brewer Reveals Budget Proposal Mark Brodie January 17, 2014
Fitness Meets 'Fight Club' In Downtown Phoenix Competition Mark Brodie January 17, 2014
Original High School Musical Tackles Bullying, Other Issues Mark Brodie January 17, 2014
Drought Disaster Declared For Parts Of Nevada, Arizona, Other States Mark Brodie January 16, 2014
Renzi Appeal Delays Prison Mark Brodie January 14, 2014
Gov. Jan Brewer to Deliver State of the State Speech Monday Mark Brodie January 11, 2014
Phoenix Coyotes Optimistic About Game Attendance Mark Brodie January 10, 2014
Lawsuit Challenges MCCCD Governing Board Expansion Mark Brodie January 10, 2014
State Lawmakers Return To The Capitol Mark Brodie January 10, 2014
Mesa Mayor To Run For Governor Mark Brodie January 09, 2014
Five Coyotes To Play In Olympics Mark Brodie January 08, 2014
CARE Team Working Through Uninvestigated CPS Cases Mark Brodie January 07, 2014
Preparing For Our Digital Afterlife Mark Brodie January 03, 2014
Petrified Forest Expands, 10 Years After Authorization Mark Brodie January 03, 2014
Expectations For Budget Proposal Do Not Include Much Spending Mark Brodie January 03, 2014
New Report Shows Job Growth In Arizona Mark Brodie January 02, 2014
Arizona Population Among Youngest In The Country Mark Brodie January 02, 2014
Arizona Minimum Wage Goes Up Mark Brodie December 31, 2013
Other Areas Of Impairment Targeted, Not Just Alcohol, This Holiday Season Mark Brodie December 27, 2013
Valley Food Banks Haven't Slowed Down This Holiday Season Mark Brodie December 27, 2013
New Mexico To Become A New Wedding Destination For Same-Sex Couples Mark Brodie December 26, 2013