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
Audit Shows Lag In Key Funding Source For Sports And Tourism Matthew Casey Nov. 13, 2020
Citizenship Test On Civics Scheduled To Double In Length Matthew Casey Nov. 16, 2020
College Scholarship Application Window Opens For AZ Migrants Matthew Casey Nov. 16, 2020
DACA Creator Reportedly On Short List To Lead Homeland Security Matthew Casey Nov. 12, 2020
Gradual Process Expected For Increasing Refugee Arrivals Matthew Casey Nov. 12, 2020
Immigration Judges Stripped Of Bargaining Rights Lauren Gilger, Matthew Casey Nov. 12, 2020
Empty Seats: Legal Sports Betting Revenue Would Hinge On Mobile Matthew Casey Nov. 9, 2020
Empty Seats: How Many Sports Fans Is It Safe To Host In 2021? Matthew Casey Nov. 2, 2020
Empty Seats: The Sports Fans Are Missing At Glendale's Westgate Matthew Casey Oct. 26, 2020
Empty Seats: Virus Hit As Sports Pageant Was Set To Peak Matthew Casey Oct. 19, 2020
Empty Seats: Sports Deal Decades Ago Changed Phoenix's Future Matthew Casey Oct. 12, 2020
Empty Seats: A New Podcast From KJZZ Matthew Casey Oct. 2, 2020
Empty Seats: Phoenix Raceway To Host Next Local Sports Mega Event Amid Pandemic Matthew Casey Oct. 5, 2020
Winner Of Assessor Race Must Deal With Tech Project Matthew Casey Sept. 29, 2020
Boiling Point: Warriors Vs. Guardians Matthew Casey July 29, 2020
Planned Furloughs Of USCIS Workers Delayed Matthew Casey July 27, 2020
Boiling Point: Use Of Force Is Embedded In Arizona's History Matthew Casey July 27, 2020
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