Matthew Casey

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Senior Field Correspondent

Matthew Casey joined KJZZ in 2015 and helped start a new bureau. Two years later, he switched to the station’s downtown Phoenix bureau and joined the Fronteras Desk. 

Casey won a 2017 regional Edward R. Murrow award, and focused on immigration until the end of the Trump administration. In 2020, he reported, wrote and produced a podcast and radio series called "Empty Seats" about the pandemic’s effect on the local sports industry.

Before joining 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
Tempe Diablo Stadium could get $41M renovation Matthew Casey Oct. 14, 2021
Headquarters for Mexico's migrant health care program comes to Phoenix Matthew Casey Oct. 14, 2021
Certain videos to be checked by prosecutors before filing felony cases Matthew Casey Oct. 8, 2021
Phoenix police partner with feds on violent crime Matthew Casey Oct. 8, 2021
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has made progressives more than mad. Some are readying for 2024 Matthew Casey Oct. 8, 2021
Find out how Indigenous engineering brought water to the Arizona desert Matthew Casey Oct. 2, 2021
Regulators will hear what Arizonans think of APS rate case on Monday Matthew Casey Oct. 3, 2021
2 PACs want to challenge Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona's 2024 Democratic primary Matthew Casey Oct. 1, 2021
Ads Press Dems On Immigration As Parliamentarian Rejects Plan B Matthew Casey, Associated Press Sept. 29, 2021
3 Finalists To Lead Police Accountability Office Named Matthew Casey Sept. 28, 2021
Reports: Senate Dems Pitched Parliamentarian New Immigration Reform Matthew Casey Sept. 28, 2021
AZ Auditor Report Details Alleged Education Grant Fraud Matthew Casey Sept. 23, 2021
Southwest Gas Blames Plastic Pipes For 2021 Incidents Matthew Casey Sept. 22, 2021
Feds Say Chandler Health Care Fraud Case Part Of Larger Effort Matthew Casey Sept. 17, 2021
Comment Sought On Initial AZ Redistricting Maps Matthew Casey Sept. 17, 2021
A Fire, An Explosion, An Evacuation. Arizona Regulators Want Answers From Southwest Gas Matthew Casey Sept. 16, 2021
County Recorder: Cyber Ninjas Represent Falling Regard For Professionals Matthew Casey Sept. 15, 2021
Brnovich Sues Over Biden's Vaccine Order Matthew Casey, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Sept. 14, 2021
AZ Groups Push For Immigration Reform In Reconciliation Bill Matthew Casey Sept. 9, 2021
Legal Sports Betting Officially Begins In Arizona Matthew Casey Sept. 9, 2021
Arizona College Athletes Can Earn Money Via Pac-12 Program Matthew Casey Sept. 3, 2021
Marijuana Expungement Forms Available From Maricopa County Superior Court Law Library Matthew Casey Sept. 5, 2021
Arizona Coyotes Submit Only Bid For Tempe Sports Arena Matthew Casey Sept. 3, 2021
Hoffman, Experts Urge Support For Masks In Schools Rocio Hernandez, Matthew Casey Sept. 2, 2021
Phoenix Police Investigation Authorized By 1990s Crime Bill Matthew Casey Sept. 1, 2021