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
Trump's Census Order Faces Hurdles Beyond Courtroom Matthew Casey July 21, 2020
Major Issues Tied To Immigration Are On Deck As Congress Returns Matthew Casey July 20, 2020
Phoenix Immigration Lawyer Starts 45-Day Suspension Matthew Casey July 15, 2020
Lawmakers Ask CoreCivic Executive About Eloy Detention Center Outbreaks At Hearing Matthew Casey July 14, 2020
Watchdog Found Violations Of ICE's Own Standards In Detention Centers Matthew Casey July 10, 2020
What To Expect In Trump's Next Attack On DACA Lauren Gilger, Matthew Casey July 9, 2020
Report: New President Could Use Executive Power To Protect Millions Of Immigrants Matthew Casey July 7, 2020
Fees Paid By DACA Applicants Could Help USCIS Matthew Casey July 3, 2020
FBI Warns 'Money Mule' Scams Rising In Arizona Matthew Casey July 2, 2020
USCIS Workers In Phoenix Get Official Furlough Notices Matthew Casey June 30, 2020
Q&AZ: What's The Origin Of Arizona's Name? Matthew Casey June 29, 2020
Arizona AG Praises SCOTUS Asylum Decision Matthew Casey, Mark Brodie June 26, 2020
Watchdog Looks At COVID-19 Response In Immigration Detention Matthew Casey June 24, 2020
Paul Petersen Pleads Guilty In Arkansas Matthew Casey June 24, 2020
Expert: Most Fees For Blocked H-1B Visas Were Already Paid Matthew Casey June 23, 2020
Paul Petersen Pleaded Guilty In Arizona And Utah. What Happens Next? Lauren Gilger, Matthew Casey June 22, 2020
Asylum Seekers Likely To Wait Longer For Work Permits Matthew Casey June 19, 2020
Arizona DACA Recipients Celebrate U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Matthew Casey
Alisa Reznick, AZPM
June 19, 2020
Paul Petersen Pleads Guilty To Fraud In Adoption Scheme Matthew Casey, Katherine Davis-Young
Associated Press
June 18, 2020
High Court Rejects End To DACA Protections; AZ Leaders React Michel Marizco, Matthew Casey
Alisa Reznick, Arizona Public Media; Associated Press
June 18, 2020
Kelly Holds DACA Meeting As Recipients Wait For SCOTUS Decision Matthew Casey June 16, 2020
Workers To Face Furloughs If USCIS Doesn't Get Emergency Funds Matthew Casey June 13, 2020
Audit: Agency Wrongly Projected Interpreter Costs For Immigration Courts Matthew Casey June 11, 2020
Decision On Trump's Order To Pause Green Cards Due Soon Matthew Casey June 10, 2020
First Amendment Lawsuit Filed Over Terrorism Lesson At Scottsdale Community College Matthew Casey June 4, 2020