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
Phoenix, Police Union Reach Deal On New Contract Mark Brodie, Matthew Casey April 7, 2021
Sean Miller Out As UA Men's Basketball Coach Matthew Casey
The Associated Press
April 7, 2021
Phoenix May Get Passenger Train Service Again Matthew Casey April 5, 2021
AZ Groups Press Companies On Voter Bills; GA Loses All-Star Game Matthew Casey April 2, 2021
Homeland Secretary Gives 'Hard Truths' On Cybersecurity Matthew Casey March 31, 2021
Diamondbacks Raise Ballpark Attendance Limit Matthew Casey March 31, 2021
AZ Companies Win Defense Contract Worth Billions Matthew Casey March 26, 2021
D-Backs President And CEO Reacts To Ducey's Order Matthew Casey March 25, 2021
Penzone Lawyers Want Judge To Deny Request For Contempt Hearing Matthew Casey March 25, 2021
Arizona's Longest Tenured Judge Retires Matthew Casey March 24, 2021
Watchdog Report Takes On Military Cyber Security Matthew Casey March 15, 2021
Aid Groups Seek More Shelter Space As Migrant Releases Grow Matthew Casey March 13, 2021
Justice Department, ACLU Seeking Contempt Hearing Against MCSO Matthew Casey March 12, 2021
Tribal Gaming Money For AZ Coffers Fell In 3 Of 4 Quarters Matthew Casey March 11, 2021
Migrants Released At Phoenix Greyhound Station Matthew Casey March 10, 2021
Unclear If Hackers Got Sensitive Info In Kingman Attack Matthew Casey March 10, 2021
Will Spring 2021 Be Déjà Vu For Migrant Releases In Phoenix? Matthew Casey March 8, 2021
Fiesta Bowl Calls On Arizona Gamers For New Esports Event Matthew Casey March 8, 2021
Arizona Reauthorizes Acceptance Of Consular IDs Matthew Casey March 5, 2021
Arizona National Guard Leader To Retire Matthew Casey, Vaughan Jones March 5, 2021
Phoenix Man Sentenced For Trying To Use WMD Matthew Casey March 4, 2021
Cyber Attack Shuts Down Kingman's Computer System Matthew Casey March 4, 2021
Judge Orders Release Of Allegations Against UA Basketball Matthew Casey March 3, 2021
Biden Eyes Private Sponsorship For Refugee Resettlement Matthew Casey Feb. 26, 2021
Ducey To Decide If Arizona Accepts Consular IDs Again Matthew Casey Feb. 26, 2021