Matthew Casey

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Senior Field Correspondent

Matthew Casey has won Edward R. Murrow awards for hard news and sports reporting since he joined KJZZ in 2015.

Casey helped open two local bureaus. He covered immigration for the Fronteras Desk during the Trump administration. Casey reported, wrote and produced the podcast "Empty Seats" about the pandemic’s effect on the professional sports industry in metro Phoenix.

Before 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
New fire restrictions start May 26 at Grand Canyon Matthew Casey May 25, 2022
Brittney Griner's wife does interview with 'Good Morning America' Matthew Casey May 25, 2022
Mesa police launch new way to submit complaints and compliments Matthew Casey May 18, 2022
ESPN asks NBA commissioner about Brittney Griner Matthew Casey May 18, 2022
County program helps expecting moms struggling with substance abuse Matthew Casey May 13, 2022
Dolores Huerta tells the story of 'Si se puede' Matthew Casey May 13, 2022
Andy Biggs subpoenaed by Jan. 6 committee Matthew Casey May 12, 2022
Dixon put to death in AZ's 1st execution since 2014 Matthew Casey
Associated Press
May 11, 2022
Westbound U.S. 60 reopens Vaughan Jones, Ron Dungan, Greg Hahne, Matthew Casey, Nick Sanchez, Jill Ryan, Sky Schaudt May 9, 2022
Grand jury indicts former AZ prisons director after standoff Matthew Casey May 6, 2022
2 more Phoenix-area Starbucks stores unionize Matthew Casey May 6, 2022
AZ House ethics committee tables complaint against Rep. Meza Matthew Casey May 5, 2022
Funeral services scheduled for Allister Adel Matthew Casey May 5, 2022
Activists pressure NBA to finish Sarver investigation Matthew Casey May 5, 2022
Human Services Campus: Homes found for over a quarter of people who sought help in 2021 Matthew Casey May 4, 2022
Phoenix police Chief Jeri Williams announces retirement Matthew Casey May 3, 2022
Some officers who transfer to Chandler can get up to $10K in bonuses Matthew Casey April 29, 2022
UA partners with Oklahoma State on opioid research Matthew Casey April 29, 2022
AZ man convicted of smuggling $204K into Mexico in RV Matthew Casey April 28, 2022
Records show lobbyists donated to budget director's campaign for AZ House Matthew Casey April 28, 2022
Anti-death penalty groups plan ways to stop execution set for May 11 Matthew Casey April 28, 2022
1 Arizona judge didn't meet performance standards Matthew Casey April 27, 2022
Report says anti-Jewish incidents spiked in Arizona in 2021 Matthew Casey April 26, 2022
BLM to reconsider target shooting in Sonoran Desert National Monument Matthew Casey April 23, 2022
Federal government might take over worker safety in AZ Matthew Casey April 20, 2022