Matthew Casey

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Senior Field Correspondent

Matthew Casey has won Edward R. Murrow awards for hard news and sports reporting since he joined KJZZ in 2015.

Casey helped open two local bureaus. He covered immigration for the Fronteras Desk during the Trump administration. Casey reported, wrote and produced the podcast "Empty Seats" about the pandemic’s effect on the professional sports industry in metro Phoenix.

Before 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
Cardinals rank 27th on NFL players union report card Matthew Casey Feb. 29, 2024
Gila River bridge replacement on I-10 scheduled to start Matthew Casey Feb. 28, 2024
Valleywise Health reopens psychiatrics beds in Maryvale Matthew Casey Feb. 28, 2024
Japanese stars like Shohei Ohtani have long boosted Phoenix's spring training economy Matthew Casey Feb. 28, 2024
Labor Department offers grants for apprenticeship programs Matthew Casey Feb. 26, 2024
Biden cancels student loan debt owed by thousands of Arizonans Matthew Casey
Associated Press
Feb. 24, 2024
Volunteers needed to advocate for foster kids in Arizona Matthew Casey Feb. 21, 2024
Owner unhappy with new NLRB rule on franchises Matthew Casey Feb. 19, 2024
Goldwater Institute sues over GCU investigation Matthew Casey Feb. 18, 2024
Gila Bend opposes move to regulate its only water source Matthew Casey Feb. 16, 2024
County attorney didn't charge former prisons director with aggravated assault. Here's why Matthew Casey Feb. 16, 2024
Father of a suspect in Gilbert teen violence case indicted on drug charges Matthew Casey Feb. 14, 2024
Former corrections director gets probation over standoff Matthew Casey
Associated Press
Feb. 9, 2024
The Harlem Globetrotters bring their goodwill to an elementary school in El Mirage Matthew Casey Feb. 9, 2024
Experts discuss gambling addiction ahead of Phoenix Open, Super Bowl Matthew Casey Feb. 7, 2024
UA researchers say this part of birds' brain grew as they evolved to fly Matthew Casey Feb. 1, 2024
Audit: Globe Unified School District improperly monitored spending Matthew Casey Feb. 2, 2024
Police board wants to change how long recruits must be marijuana-free Matthew Casey Feb. 1, 2024
Director of Phoenix police accountability office is quitting Matthew Casey Jan. 31, 2024
From drug-exposed babies to at-risk students, how AZ marijuana money is helping nonprofits Matthew Casey Feb. 1, 2024
UA athletics is on track to lose roughly $65 million in 2 years Matthew Casey Jan. 27, 2024
Arizona Supreme Court ruling makes it harder to erase marijuana convictions, attorney says Matthew Casey Jan. 26, 2024
Union membership up in U.S. as AZ coalition works to repeal 'right-to-work' law Matthew Casey Jan. 25, 2024
Board of Regents approves contract for new UA football coach Matthew Casey Jan. 25, 2024
Contractor groups sue Phoenix over wage ordinance Matthew Casey Jan. 24, 2024