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 Signs Immigration Order Pausing Green Cards Matthew Casey April 23, 2020
Trump Plans 60-Day Pause On Issuing Green Cards Matthew Casey April 21, 2020
New Report Looks At Pregnancy In Immigration Detention Matthew Casey April 21, 2020
Florence Project: Six Detainees From Lawsuit Have Been Released Matthew Casey April 21, 2020
Produced In 10 Languages For AZ Refugees, COVID-19 Safety Videos Reach 70,000 Matthew Casey April 23, 2020
Illegal Border Traffic May Be Falling In Tucson Sector Matthew Casey April 20, 2020
Former Health Director: Elective Procedures Could Resume Matthew Casey April 19, 2020
100-Degree Days Could Hit Phoenix This Week Matthew Casey April 19, 2020
Aid Groups Prep In Case ICE Releases Migrants Matthew Casey April 17, 2020
Incomplete Data And Lack Of Testing Means Arizona COVID-19 Cases Are Undercounted Michel Marizco, Matthew Casey April 16, 2020
Florence Project: 4 Detainees With Health Conditions Released Matthew Casey April 10, 2020
The State Of Arizona's Immigration Detention Centers During The Coronavirus Mark Brodie, Matthew Casey April 10, 2020
Immigration Legal Groups Seek Emergency Restraining Order Against Feds Matthew Casey April 8, 2020
Arizona Caregiver Tries To Navigate State Unemployment System Matthew Casey April 7, 2020
Florence Project And Others Sue ICE To Release 8 People Vulnerable To COVID-19 Matthew Casey April 2, 2020
AZ Detainees Seek Halt To Immigration Court Hearings During Pandemic Matthew Casey April 2, 2020
ICE: Detainee Held In Arizona Has COVID-19 Matthew Casey April 1, 2020
Arizona Economist: 'We Are In Recession Already' Matthew Casey March 31, 2020
Facing Soaring Need, Food Banks Get Help From AZ National Guard Matthew Casey March 27, 2020
Food Bank Sees Increased Need As Charity Sources Evaporate Matthew Casey March 24, 2020
REAL ID Deadline To Be Extended Matthew Casey March 24, 2020
Updates On Arizona Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Scott Bourque, Matthew Casey, Michel Marizco
Associated Press
March 22, 2020
More Than 700 Guard Members To Work Food Supply Mission Matthew Casey March 23, 2020
ICE: Lawyers Must Bring Their Own Protective Gear To Detention Centers Matthew Casey March 22, 2020
AZ To Start Taking Applications For New Unemployment Benefits Matthew Casey March 22, 2020