Phil Latzman

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Phil Latzman is an award-winning digital journalist and broadcast professional with over 25 years of experience covering news and sports on a multitude of platforms.

Latzman moved to Arizona in 2015 to be a part of what, he feels, is the best public media operation in the country at KJZZ. Before that. he was a reporter and columnist for the Tribune Company's South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

For a decade, Latzman served as morning news anchor and reporter for Florida's largest NPR station, WLRN. While there, he was part of WLRN's groundbreaking collaboration with the Miami Herald and was host and creator of the station’s weekly public affairs program, The Florida Roundup.

Latzman has interviewed some of the world's most interesting people from political circles to the entertainment world, while hosting a variety of talk shows, ranging from hard news to sports. His work has been honored numerous times by the Florida Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists for newscasts and for feature reporting on such topics as elections, Cuba and sports. Latzman also served as a Florida network correspondent covering everything from hurricanes to politics for NPR and other national media outlets.

Prior to coming to WLRN, Latzman was sports director for WIOD and WINZ, where he hosted a nightly sports-talk show and anchored coverage of Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes and Miami Heat broadcasts. His was the first voice heard on WQAM when it became South Florida’s first all-sports radio station in 1992.

Latzman is a New York native who spent his formative years in broadcasting at WABC Radio, where he produced, edited and screened various talk shows in addition to New York Yankees baseball broadcasts.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court, dies at age 93 Phil Latzman, Kathy Ritchie Dec. 1, 2023
Phoenix Rising wins first United Soccer League title Phil Latzman Nov. 13, 2023
Veterans Day: 4 stories of service across wars Phil Latzman Nov. 10, 2023
Still in search of first title, Suns reinvent themselves again Phil Latzman Oct. 23, 2023
Pro volleyball comes to Arizona for a season at Mesa's Legacy Park Phil Latzman Oct. 5, 2023
Suns unload former No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton in 3-way trade Phil Latzman
Associated Press
Sept. 28, 2023
3-day streak of record-breaking heat in metro Phoenix Phil Latzman
Associated Press
Aug. 30, 2023
Amid cutbacks, heat and drought, Arizona farmers get help from University of Arizona Phil Latzman Aug. 28, 2023
Phoenix relatively unscathed by remnants of Tropical Storm Hilary Phil Latzman, Naomi DuBovis Aug. 22, 2023
Diana Taurasi becomes first WNBA player to score 10,000 points Phil Latzman
Associated Press
Aug. 4, 2023
Some rain in metro Phoenix, but heat warnings remain Phil Latzman July 27, 2023
Desert Botanical Garden studies effects of sauna on flora Phil Latzman July 21, 2023
Unrelenting Phoenix heat wave now in week 3 of 110-plus degree days Phil Latzman July 20, 2023
Warmest morning ever in Phoenix as heat wave continues Phil Latzman July 19, 2023
The short-term rental market has exploded in Arizona, frustrating some longtime residents Phil Latzman July 13, 2023
How Scottsdale became the hottest destination for bachelorette parties Phil Latzman June 8, 2023
Friday NewsCap: Arizona fires its first shot against sprawl Phil Latzman June 2, 2023
ASU professor co-authors study on military suicides Phil Latzman May 9, 2023
Chris Paul injured as Suns go cold in Game 2 loss Phil Latzman
Associated Press
May 2, 2023
Soldier's Best Friend: New homes for dogs, new hope for veterans Phil Latzman May 1, 2023
Suns close out Clippers thanks to Devin Booker Phil Latzman
Associated Press
April 25, 2023
What Tempe voters need to know about Props. 301, 302 and 303 Phil Latzman April 18, 2023
Ukrainian, Iranian communities join voices to protest tyranny Phil Latzman March 3, 2023
Pearl Harbor survivor Jack Holder dies at 101 Phil Latzman Feb. 27, 2023
Arizona's Ukrainian community marks war anniversary Phil Latzman Feb. 23, 2023