Arizona Storytellers: Dennis Wagner

By KJZZ News
Published: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 7:16am
Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 2:00pm

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Dennis Wagner tells a story during the 125th anniversary of The Arizona Republic at Phoenix Theatre on Monday, May 18, 2015.

KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers sometimes share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them in general. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series. 

In 1992, Dennis Wagner worked at the Phoenix Gazette. Wagner, photographer Mike Chow, and reporter Ben Witten, were assigned to cover the riots in South Central Los Angeles. This was right after the police officers who attacked Rodney King were acquitted. The reporters arrived in L.A. and hired a cab to drive them to the riot zone.

Dennis Wagner is now an investigative reporter at the Arizona Republic.

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