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
Arizona Releases New Round Of Draft Rules For Sports Betting Matthew Casey July 2, 2021
U.S. Rep. Gallego Chosen For Helsinki Commission Matthew Casey July 2, 2021
White House Aims To Win Over AZ On Infrastructure Blueprint Matthew Casey July 2, 2021
Supreme Court Upholds AZ Voting Restrictions Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger, Matthew Casey
Associated Press
July 1, 2021
Arizona College Athletes Can Now Have Paid Sponsorships Matthew Casey, Bradley Roe July 1, 2021
Regulators To Hear Feedback On Draft Utility Disconnection Rules Matthew Casey July 1, 2021
Prosecutors Drop Case Vs. Man Accused In Salt River Officer's Death Matthew Casey June 25, 2021
Man Sentenced In Nogales Drug Tunnel Case Matthew Casey June 25, 2021
Arizona Getting Millions For Untaxable Federal Land Matthew Casey June 24, 2021
Police Release Timeline Of West Valley Shooting Spree Matthew Casey June 24, 2021
Sinema Stands At Center Of Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Matthew Casey June 24, 2021
Certain Cannabis Products Recalled After Lab Inspection Matthew Casey June 23, 2021
More Crews, Engines Headed To Fight Walnut Fire Matthew Casey June 23, 2021
Valley Rain Welcomed In Effort To Stop Arizona Wildfires Matthew Casey June 23, 2021
Backers Of Democratic Voting Bill Leave Phoenix For D.C. Matthew Casey June 18, 2021
Peoria, Surprise Police Investigating Multiple Scenes In West Valley Shooting Spree Matthew Casey June 17, 2021
Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Train At Glendale Stadium Matthew Casey June 17, 2021
AZ Seeks Feedback On Draft Rules For Sports Betting Matthew Casey June 16, 2021
Scottsdale Airport To Close Runway For Major Repairs Matthew Casey June 14, 2021
Water Donations Needed As Deadly Heat Looms Matthew Casey June 11, 2021
Mental Health Care Required For Man Who Made Threats Matthew Casey June 10, 2021
Delegation Members Urge Action On Water Contamination Jill Ryan, Matthew Casey
Associated Press
June 10, 2021
9th Circuit To Hear Arguments On DEA Cannabis Classification Matthew Casey June 9, 2021
3D Printer Builds Most Of New Home In Tempe Tim Agne, Matthew Casey June 9, 2021
Funeral For Phoenix Officer Scheduled For Thursday Matthew Casey June 8, 2021

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