Mariana Dale rustles up stories in the East Valley as a Senior Field Correspondent.

She’s followed a microphone onto cattle ranches, into classrooms, and many places in between. Though the fact has disappointed curious kids on career day, most of her time is not spent talking to the famous, but rather the quietly extraordinary people of Arizona.

She started at  KJZZ on the digital team and you can still occasionally find her editing stories for the web and thinking of clever ways to share them with a growing online audience.

Dale has learned from stints at Arizona Public Media, The Arizona Daily Star, The Arizona Republic and as an intern at NPR’s Morning Edition in Culver City.  She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Dale is grateful for the mentoring of the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, the Chips Quinn Scholars program and AIR’s New Voices Scholars.

Email her at, tweet her at @mariana_dale.

Title Author Publication Date
Weather Watchers Capture Phoenix-Area Heat 119 Degrees And Beyond Mariana Dale June 23, 2017
$1.2 Million Improvements Start Soon For Chandler Parks Mariana Dale June 23, 2017
Tempe Councilman's Words Earn Second Reprimand Mariana Dale June 16, 2017
Amid Shrinking Budget, Gilbert Public Schools Appeals State Audit Mariana Dale June 15, 2017
Tempe Considers Drone Restrictions In Parks Mariana Dale June 14, 2017
Native Health Expands In Mesa Mariana Dale June 13, 2017
Tempe Reinstates Residential Building Rebate Program Mariana Dale June 13, 2017
'Strong And Tough:' USS Gabrielle Giffords Comes To Life In Texas Mariana Dale June 12, 2017
USS Gabrielle Giffords To Be Commissioned In Texas Mariana Dale June 09, 2017
ASU Students Create App For Less Painful Parking Mariana Dale June 07, 2017
NAACP, Community Leaders Call For Removal Of Arizona Confederate Monuments Mariana Dale June 05, 2017
Crumbling, Iconic, Haunted? Future Uncertain For Casa Grande Domes Mariana Dale June 05, 2017
Chandler, SRP Strike Deal On Power Line Placement Mariana Dale June 02, 2017
Mesa Light Rail Extension To Gilbert Road Exceeds Planned Budget By $21.4 Million Mariana Dale May 31, 2017
SRP Wants Your Opinion About New Power Lines In Chandler Mariana Dale May 31, 2017
Tempe Law Opens Door To New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Mariana Dale May 30, 2017
The Future Of Faster Data Coming To An Arizona Street Corner Near You Mariana Dale May 23, 2017
Mesa Councilman Seeks Treatment, Leave Of Absence After 2nd DUI Arrest Mariana Dale May 17, 2017
Arizona Education IT Leader Quits After Years Of Uncertain Funding Mariana Dale May 17, 2017
Leasing Soon: Space At Arizona's State Hospital Mariana Dale May 16, 2017
Homeless In Plain Sight: A Perpetual Problem With Many Ways To Help Mariana Dale May 12, 2017
Map Reveals Adobe Bricks That Built Tempe Mariana Dale May 10, 2017
Mesa City Councilman Ryan Winkle Cited For DUI Mariana Dale May 09, 2017
Tempe Streetcar Secures $50 Million Federal Funding Mariana Dale May 07, 2017
Coin-Operated Car Vending Machine Planned For Tempe Mariana Dale May 02, 2017