Bridget Dowd

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Senior Field Correspondent

Senior field correspondent Bridget Dowd has a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. During her time there, she served as the station manager for Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. She was also a finalist for a Hearst Journalism Award in the Radio News & Features category.

Dowd first came to KJZZ as an intern in 2017. Later that year, she became a weekend reporter. Dowd went on to produce KJZZ’s Morning Edition from 2019 to 2021. She also spent a year working as a reporter and host for KTOO in Juneau, Alaska.

Dowd grew up all over the West Coast, but came to Arizona for college and couldn’t stay away from the desert. She especially enjoys covering stories about education and answering questions from listeners through KJZZ’s Q&AZ project.

After work, she’s usually spending time with her three cats: Orlando, Grey and Georgie.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Sky Harbor's dry streak ends, flood watch in northern AZ Jill Ryan, Bridget Dowd
Associated Press
Aug. 18, 2023
Laveen school administrator removed after restraining 10-year-old Bridget Dowd Aug. 18, 2023
DCS unveils new welcome center for AZ foster kids Bridget Dowd Aug. 15, 2023
Free Narcan available at Phoenix public libraries Bridget Dowd, Kirsten Dorman Aug. 14, 2023
Mayes warns about possible student loan scams Bridget Dowd, Carmen Marquez Aug. 14, 2023
Autism-focused charter school network expands to Tucson Bridget Dowd Aug. 11, 2023
AZ health department lifts recall on marijuana gummies Bridget Dowd, Kirsten Dorman Aug. 8, 2023
Survey of former, current teachers aims to find solutions to shortage Bridget Dowd Aug. 8, 2023
Pinal County will get $3.2M for law enforcement of border-related crimes Bridget Dowd Aug. 7, 2023
Migrant dies from extreme heat after crossing border into AZ Bridget Dowd Aug. 4, 2023
Phoenix Union parents: Reinstate principal after tragedy Bridget Dowd Aug. 4, 2023
Bipartisan school safety task force meets for first time Bridget Dowd Aug. 2, 2023
Former voucher program head implicated in data breach Bridget Dowd Aug. 1, 2023
Mesa bottle drive falls short; Scottsdale extends heat relief hours Bridget Dowd Aug. 1, 2023
Phoenix school district investigating its special education program after years of complaints Bridget Dowd Aug. 1, 2023
Horne: New ADE task force will develop strategies to retain AZ teachers Bridget Dowd July 28, 2023
Hobbs asks Horne for plans to protect AZ student data Bridget Dowd July 28, 2023
AZ dispensaries recall certain marijuana products Bridget Dowd July 25, 2023
AZ school voucher program head resigns after less than a year on the job Bridget Dowd, Greg Hahne July 25, 2023
More than 150 flights delayed at Sky Harbor on Monday Bridget Dowd July 24, 2023
Mayes sends warning to families who get school vouchers Bridget Dowd July 24, 2023
50-50 dual language advocates to present nearly 3,000 signatures Bridget Dowd July 11, 2023
Tempe expands shelter occupancy, services for people experiencing homelessness Bridget Dowd July 10, 2023
Superintendent Horne defends trans sports ban in federal court Bridget Dowd July 10, 2023
Arizona gets $2 million federal literacy grant Bridget Dowd July 8, 2023