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
Baseball Spring Training Returns, But Not Without COVID-19 Worries Phil Latzman Feb. 19, 2021
Excessive Drought And Heat 'Devastating' For Desert Plants Phil Latzman Feb. 16, 2021
Phoenix Suns Allow Fans To Attend Sunday's Game Phil Latzman Feb. 3, 2021
Arizona Advice From The Front Lines Of The Pandemic Phil Latzman Jan. 25, 2021
New NBA Season: Suns Rise Amid Pandemic Phil Latzman Dec. 22, 2020
Phoenix Rising Shoot For First Title Phil Latzman Oct. 31, 2020
Phoenix Rising Coach Reinstated After Homophobic Slur Incident Phil Latzman Oct. 22, 2020
Roberta McCain, John McCain's Mother, Dies At 108 Phil Latzman, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein
Associated Press
Oct. 12, 2020
Phoenix Rising Places Schantz, Flemmings On Leave Amid Investigation Phil Latzman Oct. 2, 2020
Phoenix Rising Involved In Anti-Gay Slur Controversy Phil Latzman Oct. 1, 2020
AZ Lags In Holocaust Awareness Among Gen Z, Millennials Phil Latzman Sept. 16, 2020
Season On The Line For Phoenix Mercury Tonight Phil Latzman Sept. 15, 2020
Arizona Cardinals Show Promise With Upset Win In Opener Phil Latzman Sept. 14, 2020
Legendary Arizona Basketball Coach Lute Olson Dies Phil Latzman
Associated Press
Aug. 27, 2020
Arizona Coyotes, Phoenix Suns Are Bright Spots Of Summer Phil Latzman Aug. 12, 2020
Diamondbacks And Mercury Return; Coyotes To Follow Phil Latzman July 24, 2020
Season On Ice: Coyotes Ready For Return Phil Latzman July 16, 2020
Can The Phoenix Suns Rise In The NBA Bubble? Phil Latzman July 7, 2020
Broadcasting Legend Hugh Downs Dies At 99 Phil Latzman July 2, 2020
Safety First For Diamondbacks As Team Prepares To Return Phil Latzman, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger June 26, 2020
MLB, Diamondbacks Set To Return For Mini Season Phil Latzman June 24, 2020
Arizona Coyotes Name NHL's First Latino CEO Phil Latzman June 8, 2020
Suns' Williams Writes Open Letter To Express Anger, Fear Phil Latzman June 3, 2020
AZ Sports Teams Look Into Playing Ball With Coronavirus Restrictions Steve Goldstein, Mark Brodie, Phil Latzman May 15, 2020
Phoenix Rising Soccer Returns To Practice Phil Latzman May 13, 2020