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's 2016 Mayoral Race May Highlight Handling Of Arizona Coyotes Matthew Casey Oct. 2, 2015
Arizona Officials: Fish From Gila River Are Safe To Eat Matthew Casey Sept. 30, 2015
Low Traffic Draws Aviators To Glendale Airport Matthew Casey Sept. 30, 2015
Mexican Bus Company Chooses Phoenix For First Permanent US Terminal Matthew Casey Sept. 28, 2015
Dysart School District Seeks Funding Override Matthew Casey Sept. 28, 2015
Supreme Court Case Impacts Surprise's Sign Code Matthew Casey Sept. 23, 2015
West Valley Police Awarded $1.3M In Grants For Body Cameras Matthew Casey Sept. 22, 2015
US, Arizona Leaders Discuss Tough Questions About Future Of Transportation Matthew Casey Sept. 21, 2015
Brnovich: Opening Of West Valley Casino Would Set 'Terrible Precedent' Matthew Casey
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Sept. 18, 2015
Arizona Judge Denies Tribe Injunction In Glendale-Area Casino Fight Matthew Casey Sept. 17, 2015
New Arizona Education Advocacy Group Launches Matthew Casey Sept. 17, 2015
Storm Damages VA Days After Hospital Returned To Full Operations Matthew Casey Sept. 15, 2015
Reports: 2015 Cactus League Economic Impact Estimated At $800 Million Matthew Casey Sept. 10, 2015
Firefighters Tackle Three-Alarm Industrial Blaze In Phoenix Matthew Casey Sept. 9, 2015
Audit: Revenue Can't Fund All Of Arizona Sports Authority's Obligations Matthew Casey Sept. 9, 2015
Glendale To Consider Deal With Firm To Prepare Proposals Gila River Arena Management Matthew Casey Sept. 3, 2015
Storm Damage Forces Phoenix VA To Transfer Patients Matthew Casey Sept. 2, 2015
St. Mary's Food Bank In Phoenix Copes With Power Outage Matthew Casey Sept. 1, 2015
How A Glendale Police Detective Cracks Cold Cases Matthew Casey Sept. 1, 2015
Avondale Man Accused Of Being ISIS Recruiter Matthew Casey Aug. 28, 2015
Arizona To Assess All Private Prison Operators Matthew Casey Aug. 27, 2015
Arizona To End Contract With Private Prison Operator Following Riots Matthew Casey Aug. 26, 2015
Loop 202 Completion Could Mean More West Valley Jobs Matthew Casey Aug. 25, 2015
Federal Inspectors: Palo Verde Nuclear Plant Running Safely Matthew Casey Aug. 24, 2015
Arizona Doctor Expects Increase In Reported Concussions Among High School Football Players Matthew Casey Aug. 19, 2015