Sarah Ventre

Senior Producer - The Show

Sarah Ventre produces KJZZ’s two-hour daily program, The Show. Prior to working at KJZZ, she was a producer and editor at NPR headquarters in Washington for a number of shows, desks, podcasts and the national newscast. Her reporting ranges from understanding the relationship between faith, culture, and community among those who have left the FLDS church, to political implications of world music showcases at SXSW. Ventre’s work has been featured on Weekend Edition, Weekend All Things Considered, and on member station WAMU. Ventre also freelances for the Phoenix New Times, Bitch magazine, and several other publications.

Ventre grew up in the Valley and is a founder of the nonprofit organization Girls Rock! Phoenix, which puts on a rock ’n’ roll camp for girls, trans, and gender nonconforming youths every summer. She also participates in live storytelling events, and occasionally performance art. Ventre holds a degree in anthropology from Arizona State University. She is always up for a good laugh or a great chile relleno, and is happy to have returned to her hometown to tell stories within her community.

Title Author Publication Date
Tiny Desert Concert: Justin Moody Lauren Gilger March 16, 2018
The Quiz Show: When Tech Goes Rogue Sarah Ventre March 12, 2018
Live From Here's Chris Thile On The Power Of Musical Connection Sarah Ventre March 07, 2018
Group Of Hildale, Utah, Employees Resign After First Woman Mayor Elected Sarah Ventre February 12, 2018
It's Aliiiiiive! Celebrating The 200th Anniversary Of 'Frankenstein' Steve Goldstein February 09, 2018
Untold Arizona: Dateland Is Home To More Than Just Date Shakes Sarah Ventre February 06, 2018
Arizona Republic Film Critic Discusses Oscar Nominations Sarah Ventre January 23, 2018
Tiny Desert Concert: Nanami Ozone Kaely Monahan January 05, 2018
Tiny Desert Concert: The Blood Feud Family Singers Sarah Ventre December 14, 2017
Lyle Jeffs Sentenced For Role In Food Stamp Fraud Sarah Ventre December 13, 2017
What's Next For Short Creek? Sarah Ventre December 13, 2017
Short Creek: Beyond FLDS, Part V - Reinvention Sarah Ventre December 13, 2017
Short Creek: Beyond FLDS, Part IV – You Gotta Have Faith Sarah Ventre December 06, 2017
Short Creek: Beyond FLDS, Part III – Apostates Sarah Ventre November 29, 2017
Family Finding Program Connects Homeless Arizona Youth With Relatives Sarah Ventre November 24, 2017
Short Creek: Beyond FLDS, Part II – The Crick Sarah Ventre November 22, 2017
Short Creek: Beyond FLDS - Church And State Sarah Ventre November 15, 2017
Short Creek: Beyond FLDS Sarah Ventre November 13, 2017
Election Night Brings Change To Utah Town Once Dominated By FLDS Sarah Ventre November 08, 2017
Hildale, Utah, Known For FLDS Church, Braces For Potentially Historic Election Sarah Ventre November 07, 2017
Remembering Iconic Musician Tom Petty Sarah Ventre October 03, 2017
The Quiz Show: Crocodiles, Kangaroos Or Dingos? Sarah Ventre September 19, 2017
During The Monsoon, A Time For Rebirth, Renewal Sarah Ventre August 25, 2017
Gin Blossoms, Nils Lofgren Among Inductees To Arizona Music Hall Of Fame Sarah Ventre August 17, 2017
Monitor Appointed To Oversee Operations In Utah-Arizona Border Towns Sarah Ventre August 10, 2017