Al Macias

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News Director

KJZZ’s News Director Al Macias is part of an elite class of trusted, veteran journalists who have covered Arizona news for more than 30 years.

Macias helps oversee daily operations for the KJZZ newsroom and Fronteras: the Changing America Desk. This is second nature for Macias, who is a National Association of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle Society member and an inductee of the Society of Professional Journalists Order of the Silver Key Society.

Macias began serving the KJZZ news team in October 2010, helping the station launch Fronteras: The Changing America Desk as the project's managing editor. He became the news director in January 2015. Macias, who has an extensive television background, is helping Fronteras Desk reporters disseminate reports using a multimedia platform that includes radio, web, video and social media tools to engage listeners across the globe.

He also is no stranger to building a news team from the ground up. Macias was part of the management team that launched the KNXV newsroom in 1994 and oversaw its growth from a staff of twenty to more than sixty in less than a year.  Additionally, he served in managerial roles at KPNX from 1981-1994 and as an assignment editor and manager for KTVK.

During his television career, Macias won two Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards for spot news coverage and public service programming.

Macias takes great pride in his public service work, as well. He is a founding board member of the Arizona Latino Media Association and is part of the Raul H. Castro Institute Advisory Committee. In addition, he served Maricopa County’s communications department and spent time as a Partnership Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau.

A Phoenix native, Macias earned a journalism degree from Arizona State University. He has been married since 1978 and has two adult daughters.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Judge: McSally Can Hold Onto Seat Until 2020 Election Al Macias June 27, 2019
Trump Nominates Barbara Barrett For Air Force Secretary Al Macias May 21, 2019
Alliance Of American Football Shuts Down Al Macias, Steve Goldstein April 2, 2019
David Cook Gets 24 Hours In Jail For Drunken Driving Al Macias March 8, 2019
Report: MCCCD Repeal Of Policies Politically Motivated Al Macias March 7, 2019
Winter Storm Dumping Heavy Snowfall, Rain Across Arizona Holliday Moore, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Laurel Morales, Mythili Gubbi, Jimmy Jenkins, Isabella Hulsizer, Al Macias, Kerry Fehr-Snyder
Associated Press
Feb. 21, 2019
Nestle Bottling Plant In South Phoenix Set To Close Al Macias Feb. 11, 2019
Ex-Elections Director To Lead Stringer Probe Al Macias Feb. 4, 2019
Grand Canyon Rafting Trips To Be Delayed Al Macias Feb. 1, 2019
Ducey Vetoes Change To Arizona Tax Code Al Macias
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Feb. 1, 2019
District 1 Supervisor Denny Barney To Step Down Al Macias Jan. 11, 2019
Man Sentenced Under New Wrong-Way Driving Law Al Macias Jan. 9, 2019
National Economic Index Points To Possible Slowdown Al Macias Jan. 7, 2019
Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Centennial In 2019 Al Macias Dec. 31, 2018
Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Steve Wilks Fired Al Macias Dec. 31, 2018
Chicago Man Accused Of Threatening Sen. Flake Indicted Al Macias Oct. 25, 2018
Mesa Man In Possession Of 42 Pipe Bombs Indicted By Grand Jury Al Macias Sept. 19, 2018
Lake Mead's Imminent Shortage May Result In Cutbacks By Late 2019 Al Macias Aug. 15, 2018
Court: Emergency Manager Should Take Over Johnson Utilities Al Macias July 13, 2018
Phoenix Area Now 11th Largest U.S. Metro, Surpassing Bay Area Al Macias May 25, 2018
Teacher's Association Calls For Resignation Of Scottsdale District Board President Al Macias March 2, 2018
Phoenix Punishes 5 More Employees Over Burton Barr Library Flood Al Macias Jan. 31, 2018
Scottsdale District CFO Placed On Administrative Leave Al Macias Jan. 25, 2018
Arizona Gov. Ducey Says He Needs More Details On Tax Plan Al Macias Nov. 6, 2017
Ducey Appoints Justin Olson To Arizona Corporation Commission Al Macias Oct. 17, 2017