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
Glendale Reveals Companies Bidding To Become Next Gila River Arena Manager Matthew Casey Dec. 29, 2015
Phoenix Sky Harbor Launches Webpage For Drone Users Matthew Casey Dec. 29, 2015
Teacher Assaulted In Arizona Prison By Sex Offender Reaches Settlement Matthew Casey Dec. 29, 2015
Arizona Will Use College Championship To Boost Tourism, Attract New Residents Matthew Casey Dec. 28, 2015
FBI Offers Reward For Suspect In Arizona Casino Shooting Matthew Casey Dec. 28, 2015
Glendale To Weigh 3 Bids For New Arena Manager Matthew Casey Dec. 28, 2015
Mohave Supervisors Tap Replacement For Kelli Ward Matthew Casey Dec. 22, 2015
New Home Construction On The Rise In The West Valley Matthew Casey Dec. 14, 2015
Arizona Coyotes Consider Moving To Veterans Memorial Coliseum Matthew Casey Dec. 10, 2015
Authorities: No Known Threat To College Championship Game In Glendale Matthew Casey Dec. 10, 2015
Family Files Lawsuit Over Inmate's Death At Kingman Prison Matthew Casey Dec. 8, 2015
Glendale Receives $1 Million Payment From Ambulance Company Matthew Casey Dec. 9, 2015
Goodyear Manufacturer Sub-Zero To Expand Factory, Add Jobs Matthew Casey Dec. 4, 2015
Authorities Investigate Former Kingman Budget Analyst Accused In Theft Matthew Casey Dec. 1, 2015
College Football Championship Preparations Ramp Up In Phoenix, Glendale Matthew Casey Nov. 30, 2015
After Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Memories Of Arizona Victims Fade Kathy Ritchie, Matthew Casey Nov. 23, 2015
Glendale Gets New City Manager Matthew Casey Nov. 20, 2015
Bullhead City Cheapest Place To Live In Arizona Matthew Casey Nov. 18, 2015
House Bill To Block Casino Near Glendale Fails — May Not Be Dead Yet Matthew Casey Nov. 17, 2015
Buckeye Reports Increase In New Housing Matthew Casey Nov. 16, 2015
Pop-up Safeway Feeds NASCAR Fans At Phoenix International Raceway Matthew Casey Nov. 12, 2015
Ray Malnar To Be Sworn In As Glendale City Councilman Matthew Casey Nov. 10, 2015
Votes Surge In Favor Of Deer Valley Unified School District Override Matthew Casey Nov. 5, 2015
Deer Valley Unified School District Override 'Too Close To Call' Matthew Casey Nov. 4, 2015
Election Results: A Recall In Glendale, And Slim Margins For School Overrides Matthew Casey Nov. 4, 2015