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
Taurasi celebrates 20 years as Mercury season opens Phil Latzman May 14, 2024
Brittney Griner says she nearly retired from basketball after imprisonment Phil Latzman May 11, 2024
98-year-old Scottsdale resident is a living witness to WWII history Phil Latzman May 10, 2024
Rolling Stones play Tuesday in Glendale; expect heavier I-10, Loop 101 traffic Phil Latzman May 7, 2024
Dark Sky Center shines brighter future on Fountain Hills Phil Latzman April 12, 2024
All-Star game highlighting Black colleges, universities at GCU Phil Latzman April 2, 2024
Arizona loses to Clemson in NCAA Tournamnet Phil Latzman
Associated Press
March 29, 2024
Diamondbacks have more to prove this year Phil Latzman March 28, 2024
80 painful years later, Holocaust survivor bears witness to Arizona high school students Phil Latzman March 5, 2024
ASU screening of 'Uprooted' documents Ukraine's abducted children Phil Latzman Feb. 22, 2024
Phoenix Open calls itself 'zero waste' event Phil Latzman Feb. 9, 2024
Lukeville Port of Entry will reopen on Thursday Camryn Sanchez, Phil Latzman Jan. 2, 2024
3 leaders from Ukraine visit Arizona with a message: War effort supports your economy Phil Latzman Dec. 8, 2023
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
Girls flag football is off to a flying start with first Arizona championship this year Phil Latzman 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