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
Arizona Motor Vehicle Fatalities Up 15 Percent In 2015 Sarah Ventre Jun. 1, 2016
More Confirmed Cases Of Measles In Arizona Sarah Ventre May. 30, 2016
Conservation Groups Sue Feds Over Proposed Community In Southeastern Arizona Sarah Ventre May. 30, 2016
Ali Vincent Reflects On 'The Biggest Loser' Experience, Weight Gain Sarah Ventre May. 17, 2016
Artist Pushes Musical Boundaries By Playing Iconic Phoenix Landmark Sarah Ventre Apr. 22, 2016
NPR Music's Bob Boilen Writes Book About Life-Changing Songs Sarah Ventre Apr. 19, 2016
Why There Is So Little Genetic Information About Native Groups Sarah Ventre Apr. 14, 2016
The Quiz Show: 100 Buildings Sarah Ventre Apr. 8, 2016
Arizona Bill Challenges FDA Protocol On Abortion Drug Sarah Ventre Mar. 30, 2016
Organization Dedicates Effort To Building Music Scenes In Cities Sarah Ventre Mar. 24, 2016
Tempe Band Gloritone Reissues Album For 15th Anniversary Sarah Ventre Mar. 22, 2016
SXSW Draws To A Close Sarah Ventre Mar. 19, 2016
SXSW Backstage: A Conversation With Tucson Band XIXA Sarah Ventre Mar. 18, 2016
SXSW Panel Explores Whether Musicians Still Need Record Labels Sarah Ventre Mar. 18, 2016
Checking Off The Bucket List And Looking For Sponsorships: Two Arizona Bands Reflect On SXSW Debuts Sarah Ventre Mar. 18, 2016
Veteran Arizona Bands Have Different Expectations At SXSW Sarah Ventre Mar. 17, 2016
As South By Southwest Grows, Bands Need Established Following To Get Noticed Sarah Ventre Mar. 17, 2016
Tiny Desert Concert: Qais Essar Sarah Ventre Mar. 15, 2016
Phoenix Music Venue Staple, The Trunk Space, Announces Plans To Move Sarah Ventre Mar. 4, 2016
Trial Ends, Jury Deliberating In Trial Against FLDS Towns On Utah-Arizona Border Sarah Ventre Mar. 3, 2016
PHX Vegan Food Festival Celebrates Culinary Vibrance Sarah Ventre Feb. 26, 2016
Valley Allergy Season In Full Swing Thanks To Heat Wave Sarah Ventre Feb. 16, 2016
Improvements Made On The Road To Popular Prescott Hiking Trail Sarah Ventre Feb. 15, 2016
Overflow Shelter For Homeless In Phoenix Receives Funding Through End Of Summer Sarah Ventre Feb. 15, 2016
Heading Up To Payson? You May Smell Smoke Sarah Ventre Feb. 7, 2016