Cronkite News is the news division of Arizona PBS, the world’s largest media organization operated by a journalism school. With reporting bureaus in Phoenix, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, we deliver important, impactful Arizona news to more than 1.9 million homes and news organizations across the state.

Cronkite News is a product of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. The program has more than 16 full-time editors/professionals and more than 130 students who produce daily and enterprise news and sports content on TV, digital and social media platforms for Arizona audiences. They pitch story ideas, get assignments and report and produce multimedia stories on deadline under the direction of professional editors for Cronkite News and sports – all while meeting the expectations of this professional news organization.


  • Phoenix bureau
    Phoenix bureau
    555 N. Central Ave., Suite 302
    Phoenix, AZ 85004-1248
    (602) 496-5050[email protected]
  • Washington, D.C., bureau
    Washington, D.C., bureau
    1800 I Street NW
    Washington, D.C., 20006
    (202) 684-2400[email protected]
  • Phoenix Sports bureau
    Phoenix Sports bureau
    555 N. Central Ave., Suite 302
    Phoenix, AZ 85004-1248
    (602) 496-5020[email protected]
  • Los Angeles bureau
    Los Angeles bureau
    1111 S. Broadway
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
    (424) 238-0272[email protected]

Newsroom Leaders

  • Allysa Adams
    Allysa Adams
    Content Director, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Pauline Arrillaga
    Pauline Arrillaga
    Director for RWJF Health Initiative, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Paola Boivin
    Paola Boivin
    Cronkite News Director, Phoenix Sports Bureau
  • Cari Brodsky
    Cari Brodsky
    Faculty Associate, Phoenix Sports Bureau
  • Julio Cisneros
    Julio Cisneros
    Health Content Director & Cronkite Noticias Co-director, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Steve Crane
    Steve Crane
    Director, Washington, D.C., Bureau
  • Martin Dolan
    Martin Dolan
    Copy Editor, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Chris Harris
    Chris Harris
    Faculty Associate, Phoenix Sports Bureau
  • Christina Leonard
    Christina Leonard
    Executive Editor, Cronkite News
  • Emmanuel Lozano
    Emmanuel Lozano
    Visuals Director, Phoenix News & Sports Bureau
  • Lisa Olson
    Faculty Associate, Phoenix Sports Bureau
  • Gail Rhodes
    Gail Rhodes
    Content Director Cronkite News, Sports Bureau
  • Julia Thompson
    Julia Thompson
    Managing Editor, Digital, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Shemar Woods
    Shemar Woods
    Content Director Cronkite News, Sports Bureau
  • Chris Woodyard
    Chris Woodyard
    Director, LA Bureau
  • Bob Young
    Faculty Associate, Phoenix Sports Bureau


Our partners

  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Google News Lab
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Health stories are supported, in part, through a generous grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health. The funding helped establish the Southwest Health Reporting Initiative, which provides health care news and information with a focus on Latino, Native American and Spanish-speaking border communities across the Southwest.

Sustainability stories are supported, in part, through a generous grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. CPB is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967 that is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. The funding established Elemental: Covering Sustainability, a multimedia collaboration between Cronkite News, Arizona PBS, KJZZ, KPCC, Rocky Mountain PBS and PBS SoCal.