Phil Latzman

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Phil Latzman is an award-winning digital journalist and broadcast professional with over 25 years of experience covering news and sports on a multitude of platforms.

Latzman moved to Arizona in 2015 to be a part of what, he feels, is the best public media operation in the country at KJZZ. Before that. he was a reporter and columnist for the Tribune Company's South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

For a decade, Latzman served as morning news anchor and reporter for Florida's largest NPR station, WLRN. While there, he was part of WLRN's groundbreaking collaboration with the Miami Herald and was host and creator of the station’s weekly public affairs program, The Florida Roundup.

Latzman has interviewed some of the world's most interesting people from political circles to the entertainment world, while hosting a variety of talk shows, ranging from hard news to sports. His work has been honored numerous times by the Florida Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists for newscasts and for feature reporting on such topics as elections, Cuba and sports. Latzman also served as a Florida network correspondent covering everything from hurricanes to politics for NPR and other national media outlets.

Prior to coming to WLRN, Latzman was sports director for WIOD and WINZ, where he hosted a nightly sports-talk show and anchored coverage of Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes and Miami Heat broadcasts. His was the first voice heard on WQAM when it became South Florida’s first all-sports radio station in 1992.

Latzman is a New York native who spent his formative years in broadcasting at WABC Radio, where he produced, edited and screened various talk shows in addition to New York Yankees baseball broadcasts.

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Arizona Coyotes Rookie Max Domi And His Dog Fight Diabetes Together Phil Latzman Dec. 4, 2015
Arizona Muslims Hope San Bernardino Shooting Doesn't Incite Hate Crimes Phil Latzman Dec. 3, 2015
Fire That Destroyed Historic Cave Creek Saloon Labeled As Suspicious Phil Latzman Nov. 27, 2015
Arizona Pension Overhaul Plan Nearing Completion Phil Latzman Nov. 26, 2015
Arizona Man Questions Federal Jurisdiction Of Native American Ancestry Phil Latzman Nov. 25, 2015
Navajo Nation Senator Begay Switches Political Party Affiliation Phil Latzman, Steve Goldstein Nov. 24, 2015
State Lawmaker Switches Parties From Democrat To Republican Phil Latzman Nov. 23, 2015
Scottsdale Stadium, Now 60 Years Old, Helped Shape City Phil Latzman Nov. 20, 2015
Metro Phoenix Picked To Host 2016 Copa America Soccer Tournament Phil Latzman Nov. 19, 2015
Mesa STEM Teacher Awarded $25K Prize Phil Latzman Nov. 17, 2015
Judge Lowers Bail In Phoenix Freeway Shooter Case Phil Latzman Nov. 17, 2015
Arizona Expert: Ignorance, Availability Explain Rash Of Lasers Striking Airplanes Phil Latzman Nov. 13, 2015
Veterans Day Parade Dedicated To Arizona Veterans Phil Latzman Nov. 10, 2015
Scottsdale Races Back In Time For Inaugural Grand Prix Phil Latzman Nov. 6, 2015
Election Day: Arizona Votes On School Funding Phil Latzman Nov. 3, 2015
Meet Arizona's Halloween pumpkin carver to the stars, Ray Villafane Phil Latzman
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Oct. 30, 2015
New Arizona Republic Publisher Takes On Changing Media Industry Phil Latzman Oct. 27, 2015
Arizona Business Leaders Hail New Cooperation With Mexico Phil Latzman Oct. 23, 2015
More Layoffs At Phoenix-Based Freeport MacMoRan Phil Latzman Oct. 23, 2015
Prison Population Rates Nab National Attention, Law Enforcement Talk To Reduce Rates Phil Latzman Oct. 22, 2015
What You Need To Know: Arizona's November Ballot Measures Phil Latzman Oct. 20, 2015
Cirque Du Soleil Style Aerial Dance Gains Popularity In Phoenix Area Phil Latzman Oct. 20, 2015
Arizona School Bond Referendums Aren't Created Equal Phil Latzman Oct. 19, 2015
Uber Drivers Urged To Strike This Weekend Kathy Ritchie, Phil Latzman Oct. 16, 2015
Arizona Leaders Call For More International Engagement At Global Leadership Forum Phil Latzman Oct. 15, 2015