Matthew Casey

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Senior Field Correspondent

Matthew Casey has won Edward R. Murrow awards for hard news and sports reporting since he joined KJZZ in 2015.

Casey helped open two local bureaus. He covered immigration for the Fronteras Desk during the Trump administration. Casey reported, wrote and produced the podcast "Empty Seats" about the pandemic’s effect on the professional sports industry in metro Phoenix.

Before public radio, he worked for newspapers, digital media and at a television station. “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away,” Casey and a buddy rode a bus to Mexico City to cover Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s first presidential bid.

Casey is a proud Spanish speaker and grateful to the immigrants who taught him while working in restaurants. When he’s not reporting for KJZZ, Casey enjoys swimming laps, going to University of Arizona football games and exploring Cochise County.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
'No drone zone' is new element of federal Super Bowl security Matthew Casey, Greg Hahne Feb. 8, 2023
Arizona set aside marijuana revenue for justice reinvestment programs. Millions remain unspent Matthew Casey Nov. 17, 2022
Flight attendants want a no-fly list for violent passengers Matthew Casey Nov. 11, 2022
Sandhill cranes have returned to Arizona. Here's how to watch them Matthew Casey Nov. 11, 2022
Mitchell leads Gunnigle in county attorney's race Matthew Casey Nov. 8, 2022
Number of homeless veterans fell 11%, biggest drop in 5 years Matthew Casey
Associated Press
Nov. 7, 2022
Valley doctor denies being part of drug distribution conspiracy, money laundering Matthew Casey Nov. 4, 2022
Human smuggler who shot at federal agents in Phoenix in 2019 gets decades in prison Matthew Casey Nov. 3, 2022
Pinal County company accused of illegal treatment of H2A guest workers Matthew Casey Nov. 2, 2022
Tucson court gets grant to confront domestic abusers Matthew Casey Oct. 31, 2022
Gosar wants AZ to host talks between Russia, Ukraine Matthew Casey Oct. 27, 2022
Maricopa County estimates 10-12 days to tally votes in November elections Matthew Casey Oct. 26, 2022
Super Bowl committee, Cardinals mum on Kari Lake's NFL dare Matthew Casey Oct. 26, 2022
Ducey sues the Biden for control of land along the border with Mexico Matthew Casey Oct. 21, 2022
Retrospective of Linda McCartney's photography coming to UA Matthew Casey Oct. 20, 2022
Trial for former AZ prisons director postponed until after Election Day Matthew Casey Oct. 20, 2022
Maricopa County Assessor's Office has a new appraisal system Matthew Casey Oct. 19, 2022
Former Suns ticket office boss gets jail time, hefty fine Matthew Casey Oct. 19, 2022
Arizona's AHCCCS projects praised by federal officials Matthew Casey Oct. 17, 2022
Chances upcoming for public feedback on the Coyotes' pitch to Tempe Matthew Casey Oct. 13, 2022
The race to be Maricopa County Attorney oozes national politics Matthew Casey Oct. 13, 2022
Phoenix extends crackdown on gun crime Matthew Casey Oct. 5, 2022
AZ man appealing convictions tied to adoption scam Matthew Casey Oct. 3, 2022
Disaster aid available for Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Matthew Casey Oct. 3, 2022
Numerous issues block Phoenix's police accountability office from becoming fully functional Matthew Casey Sept. 29, 2022