Phil Latzman

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Phil Latzman is an award-winning digital journalist and broadcast professional with over 25 years of experience covering news and sports on a multitude of platforms.

Latzman moved to Arizona in 2015 to be a part of what, he feels, is the best public media operation in the country at KJZZ. Before that. he was a reporter and columnist for the Tribune Company's South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

For a decade, Latzman served as morning news anchor and reporter for Florida's largest NPR station, WLRN. While there, he was part of WLRN's groundbreaking collaboration with the Miami Herald and was host and creator of the station’s weekly public affairs program, The Florida Roundup.

Latzman has interviewed some of the world's most interesting people from political circles to the entertainment world, while hosting a variety of talk shows, ranging from hard news to sports. His work has been honored numerous times by the Florida Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists for newscasts and for feature reporting on such topics as elections, Cuba and sports. Latzman also served as a Florida network correspondent covering everything from hurricanes to politics for NPR and other national media outlets.

Prior to coming to WLRN, Latzman was sports director for WIOD and WINZ, where he hosted a nightly sports-talk show and anchored coverage of Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes and Miami Heat broadcasts. His was the first voice heard on WQAM when it became South Florida’s first all-sports radio station in 1992.

Latzman is a New York native who spent his formative years in broadcasting at WABC Radio, where he produced, edited and screened various talk shows in addition to New York Yankees baseball broadcasts.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Desert Botanical Garden studies effects of sauna on flora Phil Latzman July 21, 2023
Unrelenting Phoenix heat wave now in week 3 of 110-plus degree days Phil Latzman July 20, 2023
Warmest morning ever in Phoenix as heat wave continues Phil Latzman July 19, 2023
The short-term rental market has exploded in Arizona, frustrating some longtime residents Phil Latzman July 13, 2023
How Scottsdale became the hottest destination for bachelorette parties Phil Latzman June 8, 2023
Friday NewsCap: Arizona fires its first shot against sprawl Phil Latzman June 2, 2023
ASU professor co-authors study on military suicides Phil Latzman May 9, 2023
Chris Paul injured as Suns go cold in Game 2 loss Phil Latzman
Associated Press
May 2, 2023
Soldier's Best Friend: New homes for dogs, new hope for veterans Phil Latzman May 1, 2023
Suns close out Clippers thanks to Devin Booker Phil Latzman
Associated Press
April 25, 2023
What Tempe voters need to know about Props. 301, 302 and 303 Phil Latzman April 18, 2023
Ukrainian, Iranian communities join voices to protest tyranny Phil Latzman March 3, 2023
Pearl Harbor survivor Jack Holder dies at 101 Phil Latzman Feb. 27, 2023
Arizona's Ukrainian community marks war anniversary Phil Latzman Feb. 23, 2023
Jewish Historical Society turns to TikTok to educate about Holocaust Phil Latzman Jan. 27, 2023
There's a major change to the way Arizona taxes are collected Phil Latzman Jan. 2, 2023
Mat Ishbia agrees to buy Suns, Mercury for $4 billion Phil Latzman
Associated Press
Dec. 20, 2022
Arizona's Iranian-American community gives voice to the voiceless 7,500 miles away Phil Latzman Dec. 16, 2022
'I don’t feel like I’m heard': How a class of Arizona high schoolers see the election Phil Latzman Nov. 8, 2022
After a long offseason, the Suns are ready to hoop Phil Latzman Oct. 18, 2022
From Kherson to Phoenix, a Ukrainian refugee feels welcome in Arizona Phil Latzman Oct. 11, 2022
This Gilbert judge is also the lead singer of a punk rock band Phil Latzman Sept. 29, 2022
Maricopa Community Colleges has a new chancellor Phil Latzman Sept. 28, 2022
County rejects Rio Verde Foothills request for its own water district Phil Latzman Aug. 31, 2022
This community is in danger of being cut off from its water supply Phil Latzman Aug. 29, 2022