Ben Giles

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Senior Editor

Ben Giles is a senior editor at KJZZ. He was previously a senior field correspondent specializing in political coverage. Before that, Ben spent six years as a reporter at the Arizona Capitol Times, where he covered the Arizona state Senate, the Governor’s Office, and state and federal elections.

Giles came to Arizona by way of Washington, D.C., where he reported on the Maryland Legislature, crime and various news beats in the metro region for the Washington Examiner.

Giles lives in Phoenix with his wife and two dogs, Doris and Jules. In his free time, he’s probably chipping away at a never-ending list of home improvement projects.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Lawsuits allege AZ lawmakers Biggs, Gosar and Finchem are unqualified to hold public office Ben Giles
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
April 7, 2022
Arizona's GOP lawmakers want to spend $700M on 17 miles of border wall. But is it possible? Alisa Reznick, Ben Giles April 6, 2022
Embry Health shutters dozens of COVID testing sites in AZ Ben Giles April 4, 2022
Boyer opposes plan to sidestep tax cut referendum Ben Giles April 1, 2022
2 lawsuits filed against new GOP-backed voter registration rules Ben Giles April 1, 2022
Ducey signs bill that critics warn may jeopardize thousands of voter registrations Ben Giles March 30, 2022
Arizona Gov. Ducey signs bills limiting abortion, trans rights Ben Giles, Jill Ryan
Associated Press, Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
March 30, 2022
House Republicans advance K-12 funding overhaul Ben Giles March 28, 2022
Confrontation between Senate GOP and Maricopa County canceled Ben Giles March 28, 2022
Critics: GOP bill would force unknown number of Arizonans to re-register to vote Ben Giles March 25, 2022
New plan for K-12 spending would reduce funding in dozens of districts Ben Giles March 25, 2022
Fann hopes a new report restores confidence in elections. Republicans still claim fraud Ben Giles
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
March 24, 2022
Another report confirms county election equipment wasn't connected to the internet Ben Giles March 23, 2022
Gates: Latest Senate GOP subpoena is unnecessary Ben Giles
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
March 22, 2022
Schweikert: U.S. must reassess agricultural policies Ben Giles March 21, 2022
LGBTQ anti-discrimination bill given a House hearing, but not a vote Ben Giles March 21, 2022
'Crowdsourcing audits': A GOP push to make copies of every cast ballot a public record Ben Giles March 17, 2022
Man gets 21 months for stealing Coronado Forest fees Ben Giles March 14, 2022
Ducey dodges questions about his prior commitment to now-censured Rogers Ben Giles March 2, 2022
What's a censure in the Arizona Senate? 'Better than nothing,' but far from impactful Ben Giles March 2, 2022
Arizona Senate censures Sen. Wendy Rogers for threats and calls to violence Ben Giles
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
March 1, 2022
After Ducey defends supporting Rogers, her inflammatory rhetoric spurs some GOP criticism Ben Giles Feb. 28, 2022
GOP effort to avoid a ballot referendum on tax cuts runs aground in AZ Senate Ben Giles Feb. 25, 2022
Maricopa County now offers paid leave to either parent of newborn or adopted children Ben Giles Feb. 24, 2022
The 2020 Arizona audit is still underway. Here's what is happening in 2022 Lauren Gilger, Ben Giles Feb. 24, 2022

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