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
USCIS Field Office In Phoenix Set For Limited Reopening Thursday Matthew Casey June 3, 2020
ICE Frees Puente Member Arrested By Phoenix Police Matthew Casey June 2, 2020
Activist Influence Pushes More Phoenix Leaders To Help Undocumented During COVID-19 Matthew Casey May 29, 2020
Tucson Group: Ex-Immigration Detainees Tested Positive For COVID-19 Matthew Casey May 26, 2020
Feds Publish Report On Facial Recognition Tech And Privacy Matthew Casey May 26, 2020
Tohono O’odham Casinos To Reopen June 5 Matthew Casey May 26, 2020
Senate Eyes Relief Package; AZ House Members Weigh In Matthew Casey May 25, 2020
DHS: Certain Professional Athletes Now Allowed Into The U.S. Matthew Casey May 25, 2020
AZ Researcher, Lawmaker Call For State Unemployment Reform Matthew Casey May 22, 2020
UNICEF: U.S. Has Sent Back 1,000 Migrant Kids Since Coronavirus Hit Matthew Casey May 22, 2020
Officials Map AZ Unemployment By ZIP Matthew Casey May 25, 2020
Phoenix Funds Aid To Refugees Affected By Coronavirus Matthew Casey May 20, 2020
U.S. Immigration Agency Asks For $1.2B Over 2 Years Mark Brodie, Matthew Casey May 20, 2020
Activists Seek Money To Help Undocumented Phoenicians During Pandemic Matthew Casey May 18, 2020
Fund To Help LGBTQ Migrants, People Of Color Also Aims To Build Solidarity Matthew Casey May 15, 2020
More Unemployment Money Flows In AZ, But Not To All In Need Matthew Casey May 15, 2020
Groups Ask DHS For More Coronavirus Protections For ICE Detainees Matthew Casey May 11, 2020
Senators Seek Suspension Of New Guest-Worker Visas Matthew Casey May 7, 2020
DACA Supporters Hold Car Rally, Await SCOTUS Ruling Matthew Casey May 7, 2020
COVID-19 Strikes Remittances, Families And Economies In The United States And Mexico Rodrigo Cervantes, Matthew Casey May 7, 2020
Mentorship Program Aims To Help Tucson Refugees Integrate Matthew Casey May 5, 2020
Audit Looks At ICE Unit That Targets Money Laundering Matthew Casey May 4, 2020
FBI: Phoenix Man Wanted To Sell KN95 Masks At 300% Markup Matthew Casey April 29, 2020
Attention Arizona Workers Unable To Reach DES Matthew Casey April 27, 2020
Country Music Artist Goes 'Corona Caroling' In Mesa Neighborhoods Matthew Casey April 23, 2020