Tom Maxedon

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Previous to joining the KJZZ staff in September 2017, Tom lived on the island of Guam in the Western Pacific where he was news director for KPRG, Public Radio Guam and Saipan and also worked as a freelance writer for the Guam Daily Post.

He is the Weekend Edition host, as well as a reporter and producer for KJZZ. He is a second-generation broadcaster with a wide vocational background in media, telecommunications and education.

Tom is a 1996 graduate of Ball State University with a M.A. in English and also hosts KJZZ's "Word," a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region which he created.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Word S9.1 — Sci-fi, Black history and haiku Tom Maxedon Feb. 1, 2023
Senate's transgender pronoun bill is DOA for Gov. Hobbs Tom Maxedon Jan. 17, 2023
People remember MLK in many ways, including an iconic speech in the Valley found at a thrift store Tom Maxedon Jan. 16, 2023
'Zonawood 2' — Arizona goes to the movies Tom Maxedon Jan. 19, 2023
Rain and snow expected in Arizona this weekend Tom Maxedon Jan. 14, 2023
These 3 bills would restrict when, where drag shows could be held Tom Maxedon Jan. 9, 2023
Chandler film fest offers movies from AZ and 35+ countries Tom Maxedon Jan. 8, 2023
Following pro football player Hamlin's cardiac arrest, AZ athletic officials discuss safety Tom Maxedon Jan. 8, 2023
AZ plays a prominent role in U.S. politics again as Gosar bucks McCarthy nomination Tom Maxedon Jan. 3, 2023
Grant will help a state arts education nonprofit maintain its VR program Tom Maxedon Jan. 8, 2023
Poets will gather for AZ State Poetry Society conference Tom Maxedon Jan. 2, 2023
U.S. life expectancy decreases for second year in a row Tom Maxedon Dec. 26, 2022
Sunshine attracts fans to AZ for college bowl games Tom Maxedon Dec. 25, 2022
Word S8.8 — 'Fest-of-Us' Tom Maxedon Dec. 20, 2022
Nonprofit is trying to help offset funeral costs for parents whose kids die Tom Maxedon Dec. 12, 2022
'Tripledemic' continues in Arizona as flu, RSV and COVID cases remain higher than last year Tom Maxedon, Mark Brodie Dec. 10, 2022
ASU hires former Cal Poly head coach as its next offensive coordinator Tom Maxedon
Associated Press
Dec. 9, 2022
Reaction to Griner's release from a Russian penal colony is mixed Tom Maxedon, Greg Hahne Dec. 9, 2022
Gas is cheaper than a year ago but not in parts of AZ Tom Maxedon Dec. 11, 2022
‘ZONAWOOD’ —The future of filming in Arizona Tom Maxedon Dec. 9, 2022
Word S8.7 — 'Who Do We Owe?' Tom Maxedon Dec. 6, 2022
Doctor says new Alzheimer’s drug is not for every patient Tom Maxedon Dec. 4, 2022
Former county supervisor disturbed by comments during election canvass meeting Tom Maxedon Nov. 29, 2022
2022 election is barely over but a ballot initiative for 2024 is already afoot Tom Maxedon Nov. 28, 2022
AZ death-by-suicide rate is 35% above U.S. average for those ages 10 to 34 Tom Maxedon Nov. 27, 2022