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
Habitat For Humanity Breaks Ground On Tempe Affordable Housing With Prayers, Blessings Mariana Dale January 18, 2017
Valley Metro Tests Light Rail Wi-Fi Mariana Dale January 18, 2017
Injunction Denied, South Mountain Freeway Construction Continues Mariana Dale January 17, 2017
Nearly 58,000 Arizonans Register To Vote Since Election Mariana Dale January 17, 2017
Seniors Running Out Of Time For Lifetime $10 National Parks Passes Mariana Dale January 17, 2017
Enrollment Booming At Queen Creek Schools Mariana Dale January 17, 2017
Arizona Pushes Private Expansion Of State Mental Hospital Associated Press January 16, 2017
Higley High School Invites Students To Bring Laptops, Tablets To Class Mariana Dale January 13, 2017
Early Arizona Education Bills Call For Mandatory Recess, Board Of Education Shakeup Mariana Dale January 11, 2017
Mesa Now Requiring Escorts To Register For License Mariana Dale January 11, 2017
Grant Helps Fund Job Fair For Disconnected Youth Mariana Dale January 10, 2017
ASU Dorm Developers Claim Builders Installed Defective Pipes Mariana Dale January 05, 2017
Tempe Halts Water Rate Increase Mariana Dale December 30, 2016
Arizona Cities Expect New Revenue From Short-Term Rental Taxes Mariana Dale December 29, 2016
Tree Donation Brings Holiday Cheer (And Snacks) To The Phoenix Zoo Mariana Dale December 26, 2016
Survey: More Students Turn To E-Cigs Over Traditional Cigarettes Mariana Dale December 20, 2016
Mesa Police Selects Interim Chief Mariana Dale December 18, 2016
1,800 Mesa Public Schools Employees To Get Prop 206 Pay Raises Mariana Dale December 16, 2016
Proposals For Overhauling Arizona School Funding Unveiled Mariana Dale December 14, 2016
Strong Dollar Could Boost Competition In Global Agriculture Market Mariana Dale December 13, 2016
Inhale, Exhale — Phoenix School Takes On Mindfulness, One Breath At A Time Mariana Dale December 07, 2016
Tempe Recycles More, But Makes Less Green Mariana Dale December 06, 2016
Cloudy Water From Mesa Taps Is OK, City Says Mariana Dale December 06, 2016
Phoenix Looks To Future Of South Mountain Park Mariana Dale December 05, 2016
Paradise Valley Schools, Students Connect To Worldwide Web Of Research Mariana Dale December 01, 2016