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.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Judge urges Arizonans to pay close attention to Ukraine Phil Latzman March 10, 2022
Coach Karen Self leads a basketball dynasty at Seton Catholic Preparatory in Chandler Phil Latzman Feb. 7, 2022
This Phoenix smash room helps people with stress and anger. For the owners, it's personal Phil Latzman Jan. 20, 2022
After a red-hot start, the Cardinals' season ends in playoff disaster Phil Latzman
The Associated Press
Jan. 17, 2022
A hunk of history: USS Arizona boathouse finds new home in AZ Phil Latzman Dec. 7, 2021
AZ vet who survived Pearl Harbor to mark 80th anniversary and his 100th birthday Phil Latzman Nov. 11, 2021
Scottdale voters are divided on how to handle the city's growth Phil Latzman Oct. 27, 2021
Mercury even WNBA Finals with 91-86 overtime win Phil Latzman
Associated Press
Oct. 13, 2021
Booker's Positive Test, Anti-Vax Players Suggest Challenging Season Phil Latzman
Kenneth Manoj/Cronkite News
Sept. 28, 2021
40 Years After Making Supreme Court History, Sandra Day O'Connor's Legacy Is Intact Phil Latzman Sept. 24, 2021
The Future Of DACA May Depend On Congress Phil Latzman Sept. 14, 2021
The Arizona Cardinals Are Moving Forward — With Or Without Larry Fitzgerald Phil Latzman Sept. 10, 2021
Afghans In Arizona: Hope For The Best But Expect The Worst Phil Latzman Aug. 25, 2021
Fann: Bennett Will Remain Part Of AZ Senate Election Audit Phil Latzman
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
July 28, 2021
For Phoenix Suns, Chris Paul's Feel-Good NBA Finals Story Ends In Frustration Phil Latzman
Associated Press
July 20, 2021
Foul Trouble And Turnovers Nag Suns, Finals Tied Phil Latzman
Associated Press
July 14, 2021
Giannis Scores 41, Suns' NBA Finals Lead Now 2-1 Phil Latzman
Associated Press
July 11, 2021
Halfway There: Suns Beat Bucks For 2-0 Lead Phil Latzman
Associated Press
July 8, 2021
Phoenix Suns Beat Milwaukee Bucks In NBA Finals Opener Phil Latzman
Associated Press
July 6, 2021
How Things Have Changed Since Suns Last Finals Appearance Phil Latzman July 6, 2021
These Storylines Make The Suns' NBA Finals Run Magical Phil Latzman July 2, 2021
Paul Leads Suns Past Clippers 130-103, Into NBA Finals Phil Latzman
Associated Press
June 30, 2021
Suns Can't Hold Onto Momentum, Fall To Clippers Phil Latzman
Associated Press
June 28, 2021
Missed Shots Doom Suns In 106-92 Loss To Clippers Phil Latzman
Associated Press
June 24, 2021
Ayton Soars For Last Second Alley-Oop, Suns Beat Clippers Phil Latzman
Associated Press
June 22, 2021