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
New Border Patrol Chief Assigned To Yuma Sector Matthew Casey Dec. 23, 2020
COVID-19 Cancels Guaranteed Rate Bowl In Phoenix Matthew Casey Dec. 21, 2020
Fees Related To Immigration Court Set To Rise In January Matthew Casey Dec. 21, 2020
DACA Due Back In Texas Federal Court Tuesday Matthew Casey Dec. 21, 2020
Feds: Group Illegally Sought Loans Intended To Help During Pandemic Matthew Casey Dec. 17, 2020
Report: Most Of AZ Undocumented Workforce Crucial To Fighting Pandemic Matthew Casey Dec. 4, 2020
CBP Says It Will Make DNA Testing Deadline Early Matthew Casey Dec. 4, 2020
Feds Want To Expand E-Filing For Immigration Court Records Matthew Casey Dec. 3, 2020
Organizers: Fiesta Bowl Won't Host Fans At Stadium Matthew Casey Dec. 3, 2020
Law Enforcement Coalition Warns Of AZ 'Money Mules' Scams Matthew Casey Dec. 3, 2020
DACA Musical From AZ Makes Pitch To Biden White House Matthew Casey Dec. 2, 2020
Federal Authorities Anticipate Spike In Fake Vaccines Matthew Casey Dec. 2, 2020
Audit Shows Lag In Key Funding Source For Sports And Tourism Matthew Casey Nov. 13, 2020
Citizenship Test On Civics Scheduled To Double In Length Matthew Casey Nov. 16, 2020
College Scholarship Application Window Opens For AZ Migrants Matthew Casey Nov. 16, 2020
DACA Creator Reportedly On Short List To Lead Homeland Security Matthew Casey Nov. 12, 2020
Gradual Process Expected For Increasing Refugee Arrivals Matthew Casey Nov. 12, 2020
Immigration Judges Stripped Of Bargaining Rights Lauren Gilger, Matthew Casey Nov. 12, 2020
Empty Seats: Legal Sports Betting Revenue Would Hinge On Mobile Matthew Casey Nov. 9, 2020
Empty Seats: How Many Sports Fans Is It Safe To Host In 2021? Matthew Casey Nov. 2, 2020
Empty Seats: The Sports Fans Are Missing At Glendale's Westgate Matthew Casey Oct. 26, 2020
Empty Seats: Virus Hit As Sports Pageant Was Set To Peak Matthew Casey Oct. 19, 2020
Empty Seats: Sports Deal Decades Ago Changed Phoenix's Future Matthew Casey Oct. 12, 2020
Empty Seats: A New Podcast From KJZZ Matthew Casey Oct. 2, 2020
Empty Seats: Phoenix Raceway To Host Next Local Sports Mega Event Amid Pandemic Matthew Casey Oct. 5, 2020