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 Makes Room For More Rooftop Solar Panels Matthew Casey June 4, 2021
Funeral Services For Fallen Phoenix Officer Expected Next Week Matthew Casey June 4, 2021
AZ Tries To Ingrain Social Justice Values Into Cannabis Trade Matthew Casey June 3, 2021
Analysis: 'Widespread' Data Quality Issues At Homeland Security Matthew Casey June 2, 2021
Vice Mayor: Plan Would Kill Unbiased Probes Of Police Misconduct Matthew Casey May 28, 2021
AZ Congressional Members Oppose Air Force A-10 Retirement Pitch Matthew Casey May 28, 2021
Feds Issue New Cybersecurity Requirements For Pipelines Matthew Casey May 27, 2021
Faith Coalition Calls Arizona Budget Proposal 'Immoral' Matthew Casey May 27, 2021
Trucker Sentenced In Nogales Ammo Smuggling Case Matthew Casey May 26, 2021
Clock Ticking On Social Equity Cannabis License Rules Matthew Casey May 21, 2021
Glendale To Break Ground On Lake At Regional Park Matthew Casey May 24, 2021
AZ Joins Consumer Protection Suit Against Internet Service Provider Matthew Casey May 20, 2021
Suns, D-Backs Drawing People Back To Phoenix Sports Shrine Matthew Casey May 20, 2021
Court Date Set After MCSO Contempt Hearing Request Matthew Casey May 15, 2021
Congolese Arizonans Seek End To Ethnic Violence In African Nation Matthew Casey May 14, 2021
Alice Cooper To Auction Lost And Found Warhol Image Matthew Casey May 14, 2021
Tempe-Based Cannabis Company Part Of $2.1B Merger Matthew Casey May 11, 2021
AZ State Troopers Sent To Defend Secretary Of State Matthew Casey May 7, 2021
Feds, State Levy Fire Restrictions In Northeastern Arizona Matthew Casey May 6, 2021
Analysis Of Muhammad Muhaymin Wrongful Death Case Lauren Gilger, Matthew Casey May 6, 2021
Public Blocked From Hearing Against Phoenix Police Matthew Casey May 4, 2021
Former AG Slams Election Audit On MSNBC Matthew Casey May 2, 2021
Hearing Scheduled In Wrongful Death Case Against Phoenix Police Matthew Casey May 2, 2021
Navajo Nation Wins At 9th Circuit In Water Rights Case Matthew Casey April 29, 2021
Opposing Sides Of Pro-Union Legislation Eye AZ Senators Matthew Casey April 28, 2021