Matthew Casey

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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
D-Backs owner can make money without spring training Matthew Casey March 4, 2022
Health department seeks info, cost estimates for marijuana clinical trials Matthew Casey Feb. 28, 2022
Arizona to get $542 million in opioid settlement Matthew Casey Feb. 25, 2022
Phoenix police to reassign staff to patrol Matthew Casey Feb. 24, 2022
Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel tells division chiefs to quit if they don't believe in her Matthew Casey Feb. 23, 2022
Phoenix set to swear in new fire chief on Tuesday Matthew Casey Feb. 21, 2022
West Valley to go at least 5 years with no Luke Days air show Matthew Casey Feb. 18, 2022
Musical based on a Phoenix 'Dreamer' is heading for NY Matthew Casey Feb. 17, 2022
Task force will look at ethics rules for attorney general, other lawyers Matthew Casey Feb. 16, 2022
Ward, Finchem subpoenaed by Jan. 6 committee Matthew Casey Feb. 16, 2022
Chandler Sunset Library is set to fully reopen Monday Matthew Casey Feb. 13, 2022
9 injured Phoenix police officers expected to survive Matthew Casey Feb. 12, 2022
Biggs, Lesko want review of Capitol police surveillance practice Matthew Casey Feb. 10, 2022
Former Peoria police officers face theft, fraud accusations Matthew Casey Feb. 10, 2022
Fighter plane crashes near Luke Air Force Base Matthew Casey Feb. 10, 2022
Mesa faces another March without spring training as Major League Baseball's labor fight drags on Matthew Casey Feb. 10, 2022
U.S. Attorney for Arizona Gary Restaino says threat cases are on the rise Matthew Casey Feb. 7, 2022
Tempe residents urged to oppose public funding for Coyotes venue Matthew Casey Feb. 4, 2022
Brnovich says bar complaints against him and staff have been resolved Matthew Casey Feb. 4, 2022
Timeline to staff Phoenix's police oversight office is 6-8 months Matthew Casey Feb. 3, 2022
El Mirage pauses its recycling program Matthew Casey Feb. 2, 2022
AZ woman pleads guilty to voter fraud; another indicted on illegal voting charge Matthew Casey Feb. 2, 2022
New ad by GOP accountability effort attacks AZ gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake Matthew Casey Jan. 31, 2022
Jan. 6 Committee subpoenas 2 Arizonans tied to fake election certificate Matthew Casey Jan. 28, 2022
Virtual sentencing hearings help keep AZ courts moving Matthew Casey Jan. 27, 2022

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