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
AZ Senate approves IRC cash March 21, 2012
Redistricting commission poised to get $700,000 March 19, 2012
St. Patrick's Day DUI patrols throughout Valley this weekend March 16, 2012
House Ethics Committee to hear complaint against Patterson March 09, 2012
KJZZ coverage of the Arizona budget 2011 March 09, 2012
Despite gains, path to employment still a long road March 09, 2012
AZ unemployment rate down slightly March 08, 2012
Arizona Mayors: Keep local decisions local March 07, 2012
Proposed Arizona photo radar ban defeated March 06, 2012
Gov. Brewer pushes budget priorities March 06, 2012
AZ Congressional races shaping up to be competitive March 05, 2012
Universities: Guns on campus bill would cost millions February 29, 2012
AZ Senate defeats education bills February 28, 2012
AZ universities propose no tuition hike for most in-state undergrads February 24, 2012
AZ bill aims to open more school playgrounds, fields February 24, 2012
GOP debate viewing party draws hundreds February 22, 2012
GOP budget clears first legislative hurdle February 21, 2012
Regents approve contract for new U of A president February 17, 2012
State Rep. Richard Miranda to resign February 16, 2012
Health care discussion tonight February 15, 2012
Presumptive U of A President to be in Tucson February 10, 2012
AZ joins national mortgage settlement February 09, 2012
New apartments to cater to veterans February 08, 2012
Metal thieves target AC units February 07, 2012
Guns on campus bill gets hearing today February 03, 2012