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
Valley Rain Welcomed In Effort To Stop Arizona Wildfires Matthew Casey June 23, 2021
Backers Of Democratic Voting Bill Leave Phoenix For D.C. Matthew Casey June 18, 2021
Peoria, Surprise Police Investigating Multiple Scenes In West Valley Shooting Spree Matthew Casey June 17, 2021
Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Train At Glendale Stadium Matthew Casey June 17, 2021
AZ Seeks Feedback On Draft Rules For Sports Betting Matthew Casey June 16, 2021
Scottsdale Airport To Close Runway For Major Repairs Matthew Casey June 14, 2021
Water Donations Needed As Deadly Heat Looms Matthew Casey June 11, 2021
Mental Health Care Required For Man Who Made Threats Matthew Casey June 10, 2021
Delegation Members Urge Action On Water Contamination Jill Ryan, Matthew Casey
Associated Press
June 10, 2021
9th Circuit To Hear Arguments On DEA Cannabis Classification Matthew Casey June 9, 2021
3D Printer Builds Most Of New Home In Tempe Tim Agne, Matthew Casey June 9, 2021
Funeral For Phoenix Officer Scheduled For Thursday Matthew Casey June 8, 2021
Phoenix Makes Room For More Rooftop Solar Panels Matthew Casey June 4, 2021
Funeral Services For Fallen Phoenix Officer Expected Next Week Matthew Casey June 4, 2021
AZ Tries To Ingrain Social Justice Values Into Cannabis Trade Matthew Casey June 3, 2021
Analysis: 'Widespread' Data Quality Issues At Homeland Security Matthew Casey June 2, 2021
Vice Mayor: Plan Would Kill Unbiased Probes Of Police Misconduct Matthew Casey May 28, 2021
AZ Congressional Members Oppose Air Force A-10 Retirement Pitch Matthew Casey May 28, 2021
Feds Issue New Cybersecurity Requirements For Pipelines Matthew Casey May 27, 2021
Faith Coalition Calls Arizona Budget Proposal 'Immoral' Matthew Casey May 27, 2021
Trucker Sentenced In Nogales Ammo Smuggling Case Matthew Casey May 26, 2021
Clock Ticking On Social Equity Cannabis License Rules Matthew Casey May 21, 2021
Glendale To Break Ground On Lake At Regional Park Matthew Casey May 24, 2021
AZ Joins Consumer Protection Suit Against Internet Service Provider Matthew Casey May 20, 2021
Suns, D-Backs Drawing People Back To Phoenix Sports Shrine Matthew Casey May 20, 2021