Tuesday, June 2, 2015

KJZZ Welcomes Award Winning Host and Reporter Phil Latzman To The Team


PHOENIX, Ariz. – Award winning Host and Reporter Phil Latzman will join public radio station, KJZZ 91.5 FM in July.


Phil Latzman “We’re excited about having Phil as part of the Original Productions unit” says KJZZ‘s content chief Jon Hoban. “His depth of experience, unique skill set and enthusiasm for public radio will be a perfect complement to our existing team. Phil will help us provide even more coverage of the news and issues affecting metro Phoenix.”

Latzman has experience in television and digital media working as anchor, sports director, reporter, and blogger for stations in the Southeast. He has been recognized by the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists for his sports coverage, election coverage, public affairs programming and radio newscasts.

Latzman has been a contributor to NPR and American Public Media including national stories broadcast on Marketplace and All Things Considered. He served as host and reporter at WLRN in Miami, Florida for a decade before joining The Tribune Company in 2013.

“In my 25-plus years of broadcast journalism, I have never been more thrilled than for the opportunity to join KJZZ and continue pursuing my passion for public radio in Arizona,” Latzman said. “My family and I are excited to explore a culturally rich state with a diverse landscape and I can’t wait to be a part of the team of top notch public radio journalists who cover it on KJZZ.”

Latzman will join KJZZ in July as an on-air host for the station's news magazine programs, including KJZZ's Original Production, The Show.

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About KJZZ
KJZZ 91.5 FM is a listener supported public radio station broadcasting to the Phoenix metro area. The station features a commercial-free mix of local, national and world news, entertaining weekend shows and classic jazz.

About KJZZ's Original Productions
KJZZ’s Original Productions is a division dedicated to creating local content for broadcast on public radio station KJZZ 91.5 FM. It is a mix of news, features and conversation from metro Phoenix and Arizona along with national and international news to keep you up-to-date and entertained.