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: 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
Playboy Manbaby Matures, Without Taking Themselves Too Seriously Sarah Ventre Jun. 16, 2017
The Quiz Show: Corn On The Cob Sarah Ventre Jun. 15, 2017
Tiny Desert Concert: Cheap Hotels Lauren Gilger, Sarah Ventre May. 19, 2017
'Crossfade LAB' Explores U.S.-Mexico Border Through Collaborative Art Sarah Ventre May. 15, 2017
American Muslim Women's Association Seeks To Empower Refugees Sarah Ventre May. 8, 2017
The Quiz Show: Clock Sarah Ventre Apr. 14, 2017
South By Southwest 2017 Draws To A Close Sarah Ventre Mar. 18, 2017
Discovering Bands At SXSW Sarah Ventre Mar. 17, 2017
SXSW Panel Asks: Do Music Journalists Matter Anymore? Sarah Ventre Mar. 16, 2017
SXSW: For Musicians, Is It Worth It? Sarah Ventre Mar. 15, 2017
'ContraBanned:' A SXSW Showcase Of Artists From Banned Countries Sarah Ventre Mar. 14, 2017
24 Bands From Mexico City Head To SXSW Rodrigo Cervantes, Sarah Ventre, Steve Goldstein Mar. 13, 2017
Phoenix Venues Owner Talks About Viva PHX, Music Scene Sarah Ventre Mar. 10, 2017
Singer-Songwriter Mandy Harvey Relearns Craft After Losing Hearing Sarah Ventre Feb. 8, 2017
The Quiz Show: Fire Sarah Ventre Jan. 30, 2017
As Many As 25,000 Turn Out For Women's March In Phoenix Sarah Ventre Jan. 21, 2017
Intersectional Feminism One Concept Driving Women's March In Washington Sarah Ventre Jan. 19, 2017
Democratic National Committee Hosts First Future Forum in Phoenix Sarah Ventre Jan. 16, 2017