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Senior Field Correspondent

Matthew Casey has won Edward R. Murrow awards for hard news and sports reporting since he joined KJZZ in 2015.

Casey helped open two local bureaus. He covered immigration for the Fronteras Desk during the Trump administration. Casey reported, wrote and produced the podcast "Empty Seats" about the pandemic’s effect on the professional sports industry in metro Phoenix.

Before 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
Phoenix extends crackdown on gun crime Matthew Casey Oct. 5, 2022
AZ man appealing convictions tied to adoption scam Matthew Casey Oct. 3, 2022
Disaster aid available for Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Matthew Casey Oct. 3, 2022
Numerous issues block Phoenix's police accountability office from becoming fully functional Matthew Casey Sept. 29, 2022
New campaign aims to sink 3 AZ ballot measures Matthew Casey Sept. 29, 2022
Outside review sought in Phoenix police shooting of Somali refugee Matthew Casey Sept. 28, 2022
Feds accuse Tucson man of lying about gun used in constable shooting Matthew Casey Sept. 23, 2022
Crisis declared over adult probation officer staffing Matthew Casey Sept. 22, 2022
Ex-Phoenix officer sentenced in COVID fund fraud case Matthew Casey Sept. 21, 2022
Sarver says he plans to sell Suns, Mercury Matthew Casey Sept. 21, 2022
Colorado City man facing U.S. tampering charges faces child abuse case in AZ Matthew Casey Sept. 16, 2022
Phoenix leaders eye action against Robert Sarver following scathing review of Suns owner Matthew Casey Sept. 15, 2022
Interim Phoenix police chief to focus on working conditions to retain most experienced cops Matthew Casey Sept. 15, 2022
Amid calls for change in culture, a changing of the guard atop Phoenix Police Department Matthew Casey Sept. 15, 2022
Sarver review credits Suns for recent HR overhaul but documents past failure Matthew Casey Sept. 14, 2022
NBA bans Suns owner Sarver 1 year, fines him $10M Matthew Casey
Associated Press
Sept. 13, 2022
Phoenix nonproft plans to seek grant from fund created by marijuana legalization Matthew Casey Sept. 12, 2022
12 News holds intense debate between attorney candidates Matthew Casey Sept. 9, 2022
Poll of AZ Latinos shows warnings signs for Democrats, Republicans Matthew Casey Sept. 8, 2022
Interim Maricopa County attorney explains sentencing policy changes Matthew Casey Sept. 8, 2022
County Attorney's Office predicts drop in prosecutor vacancy rate Matthew Casey Sept. 8, 2022
Homeland Security creates Tribal Advisory Council Matthew Casey Sept. 7, 2022
AZ Republicans and Democrats sign letters on Colorado River water Matthew Casey Sept. 7, 2022
Cardinals to start regular season while still facing discrimination lawsuit Matthew Casey Sept. 5, 2022
Ads promote, attack Masters as Dems call out GOP Senate candidate Matthew Casey Aug. 4, 2022