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
U.S. Attorney for Arizona Gary Restaino says threat cases are on the rise Matthew Casey Feb. 7, 2022
Tempe residents urged to oppose public funding for Coyotes venue Matthew Casey Feb. 4, 2022
Brnovich says bar complaints against him and staff have been resolved Matthew Casey Feb. 4, 2022
Timeline to staff Phoenix's police oversight office is 6-8 months Matthew Casey Feb. 3, 2022
El Mirage pauses its recycling program Matthew Casey Feb. 2, 2022
AZ woman pleads guilty to voter fraud; another indicted on illegal voting charge Matthew Casey Feb. 2, 2022
New ad by GOP accountability effort attacks AZ gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake Matthew Casey Jan. 31, 2022
Jan. 6 Committee subpoenas 2 Arizonans tied to fake election certificate Matthew Casey Jan. 28, 2022
Virtual sentencing hearings help keep AZ courts moving Matthew Casey Jan. 27, 2022
Federal prosecutors are looking at bogus 2020 election documents Matthew Casey Jan. 27, 2022
Liberal Justice Breyer has strong bond with conservative O'Connor Matthew Casey Jan. 26, 2022
Goodyear pays tribute to former mayor who died in December Matthew Casey Jan. 21, 2022
Spring training disruption grows more likely as labor talks set to restart Matthew Casey
Associated Press
Jan. 21, 2022
Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmsted reaches retirement age Matthew Casey Jan. 21, 2022
Spring training tix on sale as baseball labor talks resume Matthew Casey Jan. 18, 2022
Settlement to cancel student debt for thousands in AZ Matthew Casey Jan. 17, 2022
Phoenix suspect denies charges in Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy case Matthew Casey Jan. 14, 2022
Glendale cuts ribbon on 4-acre lake filled with irrigation water Matthew Casey Jan. 14, 2022
Navajo president pushes back on proposed voting bills in AZ Legislature Matthew Casey Jan. 13, 2022
Phoenix man indicted in connection with Jan. 6 riots Matthew Casey Jan. 13, 2022
Pressure on AZ senators over filibuster rules, voting bills Matthew Casey Jan. 12, 2022
Tempe police are reviewing case involving former AZ prisons director Matthew Casey Jan. 12, 2022
Glendale man gets 13-year-plus sentence in opioid case Matthew Casey Jan. 7, 2022
Q&AZ: Are political campaign signs allowed on public land now? Matthew Casey Jan. 10, 2022
Phoenix council picks Laura Pastor as vice mayor Matthew Casey Jan. 6, 2022