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
Valley's big dig: Getting ahead of Broadway Curve improvements Phil Latzman Aug. 4, 2022
The end of this 20-year tax would be a major blow to metro Phoenix transportation projects Phil Latzman July 25, 2022
Lawmakers approve bipartisan $18B budget Ben Giles, Phil Latzman
Associated Press
June 23, 2022
Man accused of starting Pipeline Fire released Michel Marizco, Jill Ryan, Phil Latzman
Associated Press
June 12, 2022
Tempe votes to negotiate with Coyotes on arena project Phil Latzman, Kathy Ritchie
Associated Press
June 3, 2022
Frustrations at the Arizona Capitol as lawmakers stall gun legislation Greg Hahne, Phil Latzman May 31, 2022
Ayton, Booker lead Suns past Mavericks 121-114 Phil Latzman
Associated Press
May 2, 2022
Bridges, Paul lead Suns past Pelicans 112-97 for 3-2 lead Phil Latzman
Associated Press
April 26, 2022
Ukrainian Arizonans celebrate a solemn Easter Sunday in Phoenix Phil Latzman April 25, 2022
Pelicans rally past Suns 125-114 after Booker's injury Phil Latzman
Associated Press
April 19, 2022
Amid an icy divorce with Glendale, the Coyotes future is still uncertain Phil Latzman, Matthew Casey April 18, 2022
North Carolina women rout Arizona 63-45 to reach Sweet 16 Phil Latzman
Associated Press
March 22, 2022
Lloyd leads Wildcats to a No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed Phil Latzman
Associated Press
March 14, 2022
Yoga studio holds fundraiser for Ukraine Phil Latzman March 10, 2022
Judge urges Arizonans to pay close attention to Ukraine Phil Latzman March 10, 2022
Coach Karen Self leads a basketball dynasty at Seton Catholic Preparatory in Chandler Phil Latzman Feb. 7, 2022
This Phoenix smash room helps people with stress and anger. For the owners, it's personal Phil Latzman Jan. 20, 2022
After a red-hot start, the Cardinals' season ends in playoff disaster Phil Latzman
The Associated Press
Jan. 17, 2022
A hunk of history: USS Arizona boathouse finds new home in AZ Phil Latzman Dec. 7, 2021
AZ vet who survived Pearl Harbor to mark 80th anniversary and his 100th birthday Phil Latzman Nov. 11, 2021
Scottdale voters are divided on how to handle the city's growth Phil Latzman Oct. 27, 2021
Mercury even WNBA Finals with 91-86 overtime win Phil Latzman
Associated Press
Oct. 13, 2021
Booker's Positive Test, Anti-Vax Players Suggest Challenging Season Phil Latzman
Kenneth Manoj/Cronkite News
Sept. 28, 2021
40 Years After Making Supreme Court History, Sandra Day O'Connor's Legacy Is Intact Phil Latzman Sept. 24, 2021
The Future Of DACA May Depend On Congress Phil Latzman Sept. 14, 2021