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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
More AZ GOP lawmakers tried to discredit election than any state Ben Giles May 23, 2022
Ginni Thomas' emails deepen her involvement in 2020 election Ben Giles
Associated Press
May 20, 2022
Republican Sen. T.J. Shope wants to investigate lawmaker with newborn who is avoiding Capitol Ben Giles May 19, 2022
Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko says a ban on abortions nationwide is unlikely — for now Ben Giles May 9, 2022
Panel to focus on Native American missing, slain cases Ben Giles
Associated Press
May 6, 2022
2022 Arizona U.S. Senate race: The candidates Ben Giles May 6, 2022
New records reveal Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko attended meetings about overturning election Ben Giles April 25, 2022
Brnovich sues Hobbs in dispute over election procedures Ben Giles
Associated Press
April 22, 2022
AZ Supreme Court says voters won't get a say on flat tax Ben Giles
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
April 21, 2022
Lawyers for Biggs, Finchem, Gosar fight ballot challenges Ben Giles April 20, 2022
Bill banning COVID vaccine mandates heads to Ducey's desk Ben Giles April 18, 2022
Trump statement indicates he won't endorse Brnovich for U.S. Senate Ben Giles April 18, 2022
A $5B budget surplus has lawmakers scrambling to choose priorities Ben Giles
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
April 18, 2022
Critics accuse Arizona AG Mark Brnovich of playing politics with election investigation Ben Giles April 7, 2022
Lawsuits allege AZ lawmakers Biggs, Gosar and Finchem are unqualified to hold public office Ben Giles
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
April 7, 2022
Arizona's GOP lawmakers want to spend $700M on 17 miles of border wall. But is it possible? Alisa Reznick, Ben Giles April 6, 2022
Embry Health shutters dozens of COVID testing sites in AZ Ben Giles April 4, 2022
Boyer opposes plan to sidestep tax cut referendum Ben Giles April 1, 2022
2 lawsuits filed against new GOP-backed voter registration rules Ben Giles April 1, 2022
Ducey signs bill that critics warn may jeopardize thousands of voter registrations Ben Giles March 30, 2022
Arizona Gov. Ducey signs bills limiting abortion, trans rights Ben Giles, Jill Ryan
Associated Press, Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
March 30, 2022
House Republicans advance K-12 funding overhaul Ben Giles March 28, 2022
Confrontation between Senate GOP and Maricopa County canceled Ben Giles March 28, 2022
Critics: GOP bill would force unknown number of Arizonans to re-register to vote Ben Giles March 25, 2022
New plan for K-12 spending would reduce funding in dozens of districts Ben Giles March 25, 2022