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
College Football Championship Preparations Ramp Up In Phoenix, Glendale Matthew Casey Nov. 30, 2015
After Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Memories Of Arizona Victims Fade Kathy Ritchie, Matthew Casey Nov. 23, 2015
Glendale Gets New City Manager Matthew Casey Nov. 20, 2015
Bullhead City Cheapest Place To Live In Arizona Matthew Casey Nov. 18, 2015
House Bill To Block Casino Near Glendale Fails — May Not Be Dead Yet Matthew Casey Nov. 17, 2015
Buckeye Reports Increase In New Housing Matthew Casey Nov. 16, 2015
Pop-up Safeway Feeds NASCAR Fans At Phoenix International Raceway Matthew Casey Nov. 12, 2015
Ray Malnar To Be Sworn In As Glendale City Councilman Matthew Casey Nov. 10, 2015
Votes Surge In Favor Of Deer Valley Unified School District Override Matthew Casey Nov. 5, 2015
Deer Valley Unified School District Override 'Too Close To Call' Matthew Casey Nov. 4, 2015
Election Results: A Recall In Glendale, And Slim Margins For School Overrides Matthew Casey Nov. 4, 2015
AIA Overturns Dysart Running Back's Penalty Katherine Fritcke, Matthew Casey Nov. 3, 2015
AIA Considering Appeal For Ejected Dysart High School Football Player Matthew Casey Nov. 2, 2015
Phoenix Police Chief Moves To Demote Officer Who Shot Woman Matthew Casey Oct. 30, 2015
Educators, Voters Weigh Proposed Dysart Unified School District Override Matthew Casey Oct. 30, 2015
Demotion Recommended For Phoenix Police Sergeant Who Shot Mentally Ill Woman Matthew Casey Oct. 27, 2015
Report: Glendale Likely Lost Money On Super Bowl XLIX Matthew Casey Oct. 22, 2015
US 60 Closures Scheduled In Surprise Matthew Casey Oct. 20, 2015
Arizona Cities Weigh Criminal History Questions On Job Applications Matthew Casey Oct. 20, 2015
Glendale Company Digs Out From Storm Damage Matthew Casey Oct. 19, 2015
Storms Expected In Metro Phoenix This Weekend Matthew Casey Oct. 16, 2015
Glendale's Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Meetings Reveal Mixed Feelings Matthew Casey Oct. 5, 2015
Glendale's 2016 Mayoral Race May Highlight Handling Of Arizona Coyotes Matthew Casey Oct. 2, 2015
Arizona Officials: Fish From Gila River Are Safe To Eat Matthew Casey Sept. 30, 2015
Low Traffic Draws Aviators To Glendale Airport Matthew Casey Sept. 30, 2015

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