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
Phoenix Ballistics Expert: I-10 Shooting Investigators Poring Over Holes, Trajectories, Casings Phil Latzman Sept. 11, 2015
Marijuana Legalization In Arizona Promises $40M In Education Tax Dollars, Reality Not That Simple Phil Latzman Sept. 10, 2015
Arizona DPS Confirms 11 Incidents In I-10 Investigation Phil Latzman Sept. 10, 2015
Arizona DPS Increases Number Of Freeway Incidents To 10 Phil Latzman Sept. 9, 2015
12 News Anchor Vanessa Ruiz Gets Attention, Backlash For Pronunciation Phil Latzman Sept. 8, 2015
How The Phoenix Zoo And Its Animals Survive The Summer Heat Phil Latzman Sept. 4, 2015
Jen Welter's Coaching Internship With Arizona Cardinals Ends Phil Latzman Sept. 4, 2015
Scottsdale Mayor Discusses Opposition To LGBT Anti-Discrimination Proposed Law Phil Latzman Sept. 3, 2015
Scottsdale Council Votes To Consider LGBT Non-Discrimination Law Phil Latzman Sept. 2, 2015
Phoenix Getting More Bike Lanes As Injuries On Rise In US Phil Latzman Sept. 1, 2015
Sudden Metro Phoenix Storms Test Wireless Emergency Alert System Phil Latzman Sept. 1, 2015
Phoenix Seeks Input for 'Grand Canalscape' Phil Latzman Aug. 28, 2015
Copper Consequences: A Wild Day At Freeport McMoRan Phil Latzman Aug. 27, 2015
Pros And Cons Of GMOs In Arizona Phil Latzman Aug. 28, 2015
Valley Leaders: Scottsdale Should Pass Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Phil Latzman Aug. 25, 2015
High Turnout Expected As Phoenix Votes On $31.5B Transit Initiative, Mayor And City Council Phil Latzman Aug. 22, 2015
Mesa Mayor: Light Rail Will Revitalize Downtown Phil Latzman Aug. 21, 2015
Phoenix RV Park Residents Make Big Stink Over Mysterious Odor Phil Latzman Aug. 20, 2015
Record Arizona Heat, Humidity Combine For Double Whammy Of Warmth Phil Latzman Aug. 18, 2015
Phoenix Gets $300K Federal Grant For Water Resiliency Plans Phil Latzman Aug. 18, 2015
Arizona Board of Education Certifies New AzMERIT Exams Phil Latzman Aug. 14, 2015
Arizona Cardinals Linebackers Learning From NFL's First Female Coach Phil Latzman Aug. 14, 2015
Two-Thirds Of Students Miss Performance Standards On AZ Merit Test Phil Latzman Aug. 13, 2015
Should The US Convert Its Currency To Coins? Phil Latzman Aug. 13, 2015
Data Mining In Mesa Gets Bloomberg's Attention Phil Latzman Aug. 11, 2015