Matthew Casey

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Senior Field Correspondent

Matthew Casey joined KJZZ in 2015 and helped start a new bureau. Two years later, he switched to the station’s downtown Phoenix bureau and joined the Fronteras Desk. 

Casey won a 2017 regional Edward R. Murrow award, and focused on immigration until the end of the Trump administration. In 2020, he reported, wrote and produced a podcast and radio series called "Empty Seats" about the pandemic’s effect on the local sports industry.

Before joining public radio, he worked for newspapers, digital media and at a television station. “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away,” Casey and a buddy rode a bus to Mexico City to cover Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s first presidential bid. 

Casey is a proud Spanish speaker and grateful to the immigrants who taught him while working in restaurants. When he’s not reporting for KJZZ, Casey enjoys swimming laps, going to University of Arizona football games and exploring Cochise County.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Settlement to cancel student debt for thousands in AZ Matthew Casey Jan. 17, 2022
Phoenix suspect denies charges in Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy case Matthew Casey Jan. 14, 2022
Glendale cuts ribbon on 4-acre lake filled with irrigation water Matthew Casey Jan. 14, 2022
Navajo president pushes back on proposed voting bills in AZ Legislature Matthew Casey Jan. 13, 2022
Phoenix man indicted in connection with Jan. 6 riots Matthew Casey Jan. 13, 2022
Pressure on AZ senators over filibuster rules, voting bills Matthew Casey Jan. 12, 2022
Tempe police are reviewing case involving former AZ prisons director Matthew Casey Jan. 12, 2022
Glendale man gets 13-year-plus sentence in opioid case Matthew Casey Jan. 7, 2022
Q&AZ: Are political campaign signs allowed on public land now? Matthew Casey Jan. 10, 2022
Phoenix council picks Laura Pastor as vice mayor Matthew Casey Jan. 6, 2022
Bureau of Land Management schedules virtual forum on solar projects Matthew Casey Jan. 6, 2022
New Coyotes sports betting partner belongs to team owner Matthew Casey Jan. 5, 2022
Biggs, Lesko seeking hearings on treatment of Jan. 6 suspects Matthew Casey Jan. 5, 2022
Glendale using ShotSpotter to crack down on gunfire Matthew Casey Dec. 30, 2021
Tempe is expanding its homeless outreach team Matthew Casey Dec. 30, 2021
Chandler library still closed after explosion damage Matthew Casey Dec. 30, 2021
Experts react to CDC's new COVID quarantine guidelines Matthew Casey Dec. 30, 2021
Avondale fires city manager Matthew Casey Dec. 30, 2021
Feds: Bank fraud case vs. ex-officer is connected to other indictments Matthew Casey Dec. 22, 2021
Coyotes avoid lockout of Glendale arena for unpaid rent and taxes Matthew Casey Dec. 21, 2021
AZ nonprofits rely on spring training for donations. MLB's labor dispute could be devastating Matthew Casey Dec. 17, 2021
Phoenix officer in critical condition after being shot Matthew Casey Dec. 14, 2021
Gosar touts grant money for Kingman airport paid for by Dems bill Matthew Casey Dec. 13, 2021
Longtime mayor of Goodyear dead at 83 Jill Ryan, Matthew Casey
Associated Press
Dec. 13, 2021
Phoenix Civil Service Board reinstates officer after chief moved to fire him Matthew Casey Dec. 10, 2021

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