Mariana Dale

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Senior Field Correspondent - East Valley

Mariana Dale rustles up stories as a senior field correspondent based out of KJZZ’s East Valley Bureau in Tempe.

She’s followed a microphone onto cattle ranches, to the Dominican Republic and many places in between. Dale believes in a story’s strength to introduce us to diverse perspectives, inspire curiosity and hold public leaders accountable for their actions.

She started at KJZZ on the digital team in 2016 and still spends a lot of time thinking about how to engage with our community online.

Dale has learned from stints at Arizona Public Media, The Arizona Daily Star, The Arizona Republic and as an intern at NPR’s Morning Edition in Culver City. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Dale is grateful for the mentoring of the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, the Chips Quinn Scholars program and AIR’s New Voices Scholars.

A desert native, she loves spending time outside hiking, tending to her cactus and reading.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
A Space For Moms Of Children With Disabilities To 'Do Nothing' Mariana Dale Oct. 10, 2019
More Than Half Of Arizona Students Fail AzMERIT Tests Mariana Dale Oct. 8, 2019
'Small, But Mighty' Arizona Programs Work To Counter Childhood Poverty Mariana Dale, Mark Brodie Oct. 2, 2019
Federal Judge: 2016 Arizona School Funding Plan Illegal Mariana Dale
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Oct. 1, 2019
900 Schools Seek State Funding For Police Officers, Counselors, Social Workers Mariana Dale Oct. 1, 2019
Report: 1 In 5 AZ Kids Lives In Poor Neighborhoods Mariana Dale Sept. 24, 2019
Education Board Considers Emergency Suspensions Mariana Dale Sept. 24, 2019
Hundreds Join AZ Climate Strike At State Capitol Mariana Dale, Lauren Gilger Sept. 20, 2019
Mesa Students Learn The Gifts Of U.S. Citizenship Mariana Dale Sept. 19, 2019
Former Tempe Leader Surrenders Teaching Certification Mariana Dale Sept. 17, 2019
School Facilities Board Prioritizes Funding Repairs Over Inspections Mariana Dale Sept. 3, 2019
Tempe School District To Help Familes Dispose Of Drugs Mariana Dale Sept. 2, 2019
This Mesa Teacher Hasn't Missed A Day Of School In 30 Years Mariana Dale Sept. 3, 2019
Why KJZZ, Republic Reviewed More Than 180 Teacher Sexual Misconduct Cases Mariana Dale, Steve Goldstein
Lily Altavena, Arizona Republic
Aug. 29, 2019
Preventing Sexual Abuse By Starting A Conversation With Your Child Mariana Dale, Mark Brodie Aug. 28, 2019
Schools Can Apply For Funds To Hire Officers, Counselors Mariana Dale Aug. 27, 2019
Mesa Pays Off Spring Training Stadium Debt Early Mariana Dale Aug. 20, 2019
AZ Education Executive To Focus On Equity, Diversity Mariana Dale Aug. 20, 2019
Tempe Adopts Rules For Electric Scooters Mariana Dale, Lauren Gilger Aug. 16, 2019
CDC Awards Arizona $450,000 To Study Maternal Mortality Mariana Dale Aug. 14, 2019
Mesa Considers Ban On Feeding Wild Birds Mariana Dale Aug. 13, 2019
What To Do If You Damage Or Lose Your Ballot Mariana Dale Aug. 14, 2019
Arizona Center For Disability Law Offers Special Education 'Coaching Session' Mariana Dale Aug. 7, 2019
Tempe High Schools Add Mindfulness Rooms Mariana Dale Aug. 6, 2019
Q&AZ: Why Are Arizona Schools Starting So Early? Mariana Dale July 31, 2019