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Ben Giles is a senior editor at KJZZ. He was previously a senior field correspondent specializing in political coverage. Before that, Giles spent six years as a reporter at the Arizona Capitol Times, where he covered the Arizona state Senate, the Governor’s Office, and state and federal elections.

Giles came to Arizona by way of Washington, D.C., where he reported on the Maryland Legislature, crime and various news beats in the metro region for the Washington Examiner.

Giles lives in Phoenix with his wife and three dogs. In his free time, he’s probably chipping away at a never-ending list of home improvement projects.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Commission tries to salvage debate between Lake, Hobbs Ben Giles Sept. 8, 2022
Hobbs says she won't raise taxes, Lake says cut them Ben Giles Sept. 7, 2022
Katie Hobbs hasn't agreed to debate Kari Lake. She proposes this alternative instead Ben Giles, Nick Sanchez Sept. 2, 2022
Supreme Court: Senate can withhold some audit records Ben Giles Aug. 31, 2022
Sen. Kelly touts Arizona opportunities to rake in CHIPS Act funding Ben Giles Aug. 31, 2022
Arizona Supreme Court upholds ruling disqualifying voting initiative from the ballot Ben Giles, Mark Brodie
Associated Press
Aug. 26, 2022
AZ midterm election debates: When and where to see them Nick Sanchez, Ben Giles Aug. 22, 2022
Missouri man charged with threatening county recorder Ben Giles Aug. 17, 2022
DNC, Arizona Democrats the latest to sue Arizona over new voter-ID law Ben Giles Aug. 16, 2022
Phoenix awarded $25M Department of Transportation grant Ben Giles Aug. 11, 2022
Lake again attacks McCain days after primary victory Ben Giles Aug. 9, 2022
U.S. Senate approves bill addressing health and climate change Ben Giles Aug. 8, 2022
Kari Lake wins GOP primary for governor Ben Giles Aug. 4, 2022
Pinal County, reeling from voting errors, fires elections director Ben Giles Aug. 4, 2022
Pinal County officials apologize for ballot shortages at some polling sites Ben Giles Aug. 3, 2022
Horne will likely face Hoffman in superintendent race Greg Hahne, Ben Giles Aug. 3, 2022
Hamadeh will face Mayes in attorney general race Ben Giles
Associated Press
Aug. 3, 2022
Trump’s endorsements appear to have paid off for AZ candidates Ben Giles Aug. 3, 2022
David Farnsworth defeats Rusty Bowers in District 10 Ben Giles Aug. 2, 2022
Battle between Lake, Taylor Robson too close to call Ben Giles Aug. 2, 2022
Updates from primary election day in AZ Ben Giles, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie
Associated Press, NPR
Aug. 2, 2022
After audits and false claims of fraud, Maricopa County elections remain the same Ben Giles July 28, 2022
It's too late to mail your early ballot. Here's what to do Ben Giles July 26, 2022
A battle of endorsements in the GOP gubernatorial primary Ben Giles July 20, 2022
How would the next secretary of state handle future elections? Look back to 2020 Ben Giles July 19, 2022