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
My Favorite Things: Arizona Sarah Ventre Jan. 6, 2017
My Favorite Things: Storytelling Sarah Ventre Jan. 4, 2017
'Meet the Patels' Documentary Follows Ravi Patel's Quest To Find Love Sarah Ventre Dec. 29, 2016
My Favorite Things: Walking Sarah Ventre Dec. 27, 2016
My Favorite Things: Music Of 2016 Sarah Ventre Dec. 22, 2016
The Quiz Show: Candle Sarah Ventre Dec. 1, 2016
The Quiz Show: Solve This Puzzle For A Chance To Win Sarah Ventre Nov. 22, 2016
Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra Talks Music, Social Justice And Booty Shaking Sarah Ventre Nov. 18, 2016
Tucson’s Orkesta Mendoza Blends Music From Both Sides Of The Border Sarah Ventre Oct. 31, 2016
20 Years Ago, 'That Thing You Do' Featured Music, Radio Station KJZZ Sarah Ventre Oct. 24, 2016
Tiny Desert Concert: North Brother Island Sarah Ventre Oct. 10, 2016
To Complete Triathlon: Breathe, Relax, Fall And Get Back Up Phil Latzman, Sarah Ventre Oct. 10, 2016
The Quiz Show: Polyster Rat Trousers, Extinct Reptiles And Fake Astrology Sarah Ventre Sep. 30, 2016
Remembering Hildale, Utah Flash Floods And Outreach That Followed Sarah Ventre Sep. 13, 2016
It's Alive! Frankenstein's Influence 200 Years Later Sarah Ventre Sep. 9, 2016
Tiny Desert Concert: Karima Walker Sarah Ventre Aug. 23, 2016
'Premier Trail System' Will Showcase Outstanding Arizona HikesTrails Sarah Ventre Aug. 11, 2016
Movie Re-Imagines 'Purple Rain' In The Saharan Desert Sarah Ventre Jul. 18, 2016
Colorado City Independence Day Celebration Reunites Ex-FLDS Members Sarah Ventre Jul. 4, 2016
The Quiz Show: Ziggy Stardust's Hair, A Pastry Revolution, Stinky Comets Sarah Ventre Jul. 1, 2016
Tiny Desert Concert: Language Barrier Mark Brodie, Sarah Ventre Jun. 24, 2016
Extreme Weekend Heat Proved Fatal In Phoenix Sarah Ventre Jun. 20, 2016
Arizona Muslims 'Refresh Soul, Spirit' During Ramadan Sarah Ventre Jun. 10, 2016
The Quiz Show: Solve This Puzzle For A Chance To Win Sarah Ventre Jun. 9, 2016
Muslim Community Remembers Muhammad Ali Sarah Ventre Jun. 6, 2016