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
McCain To Block Nomination July 18, 2013
Arizona Gets Good Grade for Financial Literacy July 16, 2013
Low Valley Summer Resort Rates Could Mean Recovered Economy July 12, 2013
Governor Brewer Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Yarnell Hill Fire July 09, 2013
Arizona ranks in middle of new highway study July 08, 2013
Advocates work to sign up children for KidsCare program July 02, 2013
Congressional bill would expand Casa Grande Ruins National Monument June 29, 2013
Vehicle theft down in Arizona in 2012 June 28, 2013
Arizona in top 15 for housing inventory June 27, 2013
Arizona Supreme Court rules on drug possession June 26, 2013
Gov. Brewer signs sales tax changes into law June 25, 2013
Opponents of Medicaid expansion to start collecting signatures to refer to voters June 22, 2013
Phoenix Coyotes keep their coach June 21, 2013
Gov. Brewer to sign Medicaid expansion bill June 17, 2013
Medicaid expansion supporter looks back, ahead after approval June 15, 2013
Good news for last-minute Father's Day shoppers June 14, 2013
Legislature sends budget, Medicaid expansion to governor June 13, 2013
Bennett testifies in support of U.S. House bill June 04, 2013
Secretary of State Ken Bennett to testify in D.C. June 03, 2013
Conference to focus on education of American Indian children June 02, 2013
Proposition 100 sales tax expires Friday May 31, 2013
Arizona Supreme Court rules in blood draw case May 30, 2013
Two men cooperating in Tucson cactus vandalism case May 29, 2013
2014 election starting now on Arizona roadways May 28, 2013
Prop 100 critic: Tax increase not the end of the world May 25, 2013