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
Experts Push For Immigration Reform In Pandemic Aid Package Matthew Casey Feb. 14, 2021
Gallego, Grijalva Among Lawmakers Seeking ICE Changes Matthew Casey Feb. 12, 2021
Audit: Millions Spent On Unused Beds for Immigration Detention Matthew Casey Feb. 12, 2021
Audit: Drug-Sniffing Dogs Trained With Expired Props Matthew Casey Feb. 11, 2021
Refugees Advocate For Their Communities To AZ Lawmakers Matthew Casey Feb. 10, 2021
Deadline For Immigrants To Apply For College Scholarship Nears Matthew Casey Feb. 10, 2021
ESPN Sues To See Allegations Against UA Basketball Matthew Casey Feb. 5, 2021
U.S. Action On Refugees Sets Stage For Local Aid-Group Rebuild Matthew Casey Feb. 8, 2021
Report Questions Border Patrol's Search And Rescue Efforts Matthew Casey Feb. 4, 2021
Arizona Sues Over Biden Plan To Pause Deportations Matthew Casey Feb. 4, 2021
Suspension Of Tourism On Havasupai Land Remains In Place Matthew Casey Feb. 1, 2021
AZ Leisure And Hospitality Industry Faces Bleak Start To 2021 Matthew Casey Jan. 31, 2021
New Acting Director Takes Over Immigration Court System Matthew Casey Feb. 1, 2021
USCIS Further Extends Certain Deadlines Due To Pandemic Matthew Casey Jan. 29, 2021
Report: Hundreds Of Immigration Court Notices Missing Matthew Casey Jan. 29, 2021
Report: Most People Showed Up For Immigration Court Matthew Casey Jan. 29, 2021
Arizona Republicans Censure Cindy McCain, Gov. Ducey Matthew Casey, Mark Brodie
Associated Press
Jan. 23, 2021
Early Biden Action On Immigration Aims For Reset On Enforcement Matthew Casey Jan. 25, 2021
Family Separation Lawsuit Filed In Arizona Matthew Casey Jan. 22, 2021
Inspector General Finds Inconsistencies In ICE I-9 Enforcement Matthew Casey Jan. 21, 2021
Senator: Immigration Proposal Needs 'Herculean' Effort To Pass Matthew Casey Jan. 21, 2021
As Biden Takes Office, The U.S. And Mexico Respond To The Latest Migrant Caravan Kendal Blust, Matthew Casey Jan. 20, 2021
Feds Arrest Arizona Man Known As 'Baked Alaska' In Connection With Capitol Riot Matthew Casey Jan. 16, 2021
Immigration Offices To Close Tuesday, Wedneday Matthew Casey Jan. 17, 2021
AZ Man Accused In Capitol Insurrection To Remain Jailed Matthew Casey Jan. 15, 2021