Sarah Ventre

Senior Producer - The Show

Sarah Ventre produces KJZZ’s two-hour daily program, The Show. Prior to working at KJZZ, she was a producer and editor at NPR headquarters in Washington for a number of shows, desks, podcasts and the national newscast. Her reporting ranges from understanding the relationship between faith, culture, and community among those who have left the FLDS church, to political implications of world music showcases at SXSW. Ventre’s work has been featured on Weekend Edition, Weekend All Things Considered, and on member station WAMU. Ventre also freelances for the Phoenix New Times, Bitch magazine, and several other publications.

Ventre grew up in the Valley and is a founder of the nonprofit organization Girls Rock! Phoenix, which puts on a rock ’n’ roll camp for girls, trans, and gender nonconforming youths every summer. She also participates in live storytelling events, and occasionally performance art. Ventre holds a degree in anthropology from Arizona State University. She is always up for a good laugh or a great chile relleno, and is happy to have returned to her hometown to tell stories within her community.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Tiny Desert Concert: Justin Moody Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan, Sarah Ventre Mar. 16, 2018
The Quiz Show: When Tech Goes Rogue Sarah Ventre Mar. 12, 2018
Live From Here's Chris Thile On The Power Of Musical Connection Sarah Ventre Mar. 7, 2018
Group Of Hildale, Utah, Employees Resign Sarah Ventre Feb. 12, 2018
It's Aliiiiiive! Celebrating The 200th Anniversary Of 'Frankenstein' Steve Goldstein, Sarah Ventre Feb. 9, 2018
Untold Arizona: Dateland Is Home To More Than Just Date Shakes Sarah Ventre Feb. 6, 2018
Arizona Republic Film Critic Discusses Oscar Nominations Sarah Ventre Jan. 23, 2018
Tiny Desert Concert: Nanami Ozone Kaely Monahan, Steve Goldstein, Sarah Ventre Jan. 5, 2018
Tiny Desert Concert: The Blood Feud Family Singers Sarah Ventre, Mark Brodie Dec. 14, 2017
Lyle Jeffs Sentenced For Role In Food Stamp Fraud Sarah Ventre Dec. 13, 2017
What's Next For Short Creek? Sarah Ventre, Steve Goldstein Dec. 13, 2017
Short Creek: Beyond FLDS Sarah Ventre Nov. 13, 2017
Election Night Brings Change To Town Once Dominated By FLDS Sarah Ventre Nov. 8, 2017
Community Known For FLDS Church Braces For Potentially Historic Election Sarah Ventre, Jorge Valencia Nov. 7, 2017
How Are Residents Impacted When Communities Shift? Carrie Jung, Sarah Ventre Nov. 3, 2017
Tiny Desert Concert: The SunPunchers Sarah Ventre, Steve Goldstein Oct. 19, 2017
Remembering Iconic Musician Tom Petty Sarah Ventre Oct. 3, 2017
The Quiz Show: Crocodiles, Kangaroos Or Dingos? Sarah Ventre Sep. 19, 2017
Tiny Desert Concert: Las Chollas Peligrosas Sarah Ventre, Steve Goldstein Sep. 15, 2017
During The Monsoon, A Time For Rebirth, Renewal Sarah Ventre Aug. 25, 2017
Gin Blossoms, Nils Lofgren Among Inductees To AZ Music Hall Of Fame Sarah Ventre Aug. 17, 2017
Monitor Appointed To Oversee Operations In Utah-Arizona Border Towns Sarah Ventre Aug. 10, 2017
Tiny Desert Concert: House Of Stairs Lauren Gilger, Sarah Ventre Jul. 28, 2017
E. Coli Outbreak Grows Near Utah-Arizona Border Sarah Ventre Jul. 11, 2017
Singer Jessi Colter Harkens Back To Her Religious Upbringing In New Memoir Steve Goldstein, Sarah Ventre Jul. 5, 2017

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