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 Woman Authors Canning, Preserving Cookbook Sarah Ventre Feb. 5, 2016
Hiking The Grand Canyon For The First Time Sarah Ventre Jan. 28, 2016
Letters To FLDS Leader In Prison Come Under Scrutiny Sarah Ventre Jan. 25, 2016
The Legend And Lore Of Jack Durant Sarah Ventre Jan. 21, 2016
Valley High School Kicker Makes History During Football Championship Sarah Ventre Jan. 7, 2016
Blues Guitarist Long John Hunter Dies At 84 Sarah Ventre Jan. 5, 2016
Phoenix-Area Photographers Take Up Classic Film Medium Sarah Ventre Dec. 29, 2015
Best Of: Holiday Movies To Get Into The Spirit Jimmy Jenkins, Sarah Ventre Dec. 24, 2015
Tiny Desert Concert: Best Of 2015 Encore Sarah Ventre Dec. 24, 2015
Year In Review: Television In 2015 Sarah Ventre, Steve Goldstein Dec. 23, 2015
Wapanada: The Mash-Up Of Waffle And Empanada Sarah Ventre, Mark Brodie Dec. 17, 2015
The Quiz Show: Two Candles Sarah Ventre Dec. 11, 2015
Yodel-Lady-Who? Six-Time Yodel Champ Paula Erlene Sarah Ventre Dec. 8, 2015
Black Lives Matter Demonstrators Interrupt Phoenix City Council Meeting Sarah Ventre Dec. 2, 2015
Tiny Desert Concert: Valley Band The Rebel Set Combines Garage, Surf Music Mark Brodie, Sarah Ventre Nov. 20, 2015
'Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls' Talks Body Positive, Marketing, Body Image Sarah Ventre Nov. 10, 2015
Museum Of Walking Wishes You Would Take A Hike Sarah Ventre Nov. 6, 2015
'Fat Girl Running' Blogger Travels From Georgia For Ultrarunner Race In McDowell Mountains Sarah Ventre Oct. 30, 2015
The Quiz Show: Jay-Z Song Suit, Dorm-Room Entrepreneur, Unusual DUI Sarah Ventre Oct. 23, 2015
Tiny Desert Concert: Tyler Broderick Mark Brodie, Sarah Ventre Oct. 16, 2015
Grand Avenue Boasts Different Scene From Roosevelt Row Sarah Ventre Oct. 9, 2015
It's A Festival Of Festivals Sarah Ventre Sep. 18, 2015
The Quiz Show: Minnie Mouse, K-Cups, Trump Sarah Ventre Sep. 17, 2015
Tiny Desert Concert: Man Hands Sarah Ventre, Steve Goldstein Sep. 8, 2015
Arizona Hiking Deaths Spark Conversation About Trail Amenities Sarah Ventre Sep. 1, 2015