About Cronkite News

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.

Locations

  • 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

    725 Arizona Ave,
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
    (424) 238-0272[email protected]

Newsroom Leaders

  • Pauline Arrillaga

    Pauline Arrillaga

    Director for RWJF Health Initiative, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Sadie Babits

    Sadie Babits

    Content Director for Sustainability, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Paola Boivin

    Paola Boivin

    Director for Digital Content, Phoenix Sports Bureau
  • Christy Bricks

    Christy Bricks

    Executive Producer for Broadcast, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Julio Cisneros

    Julio Cisneros

    Content Director for Health, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Steve Crane

    Steve Crane

    Director, Washington, D.C., Bureau
  • Martin Dolan

    Martin Dolan

    Copy Editor, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Heather Dunn

    Heather Dunn

    Content Director for Politics and Next Gen, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Valeria Fernandez

    Valeria Fernandez

    Director, Noticias
  • Jim Jacoby

    Jim Jacoby

    Director of Studio Production, Cronkite News/Arizona PBS
  • Venita Hawthorne James

    Venita Hawthorne James

    Content Director for Money and Social Justice, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Brett Kurland

    Brett Kurland

    Director, Phoenix Sports Bureau
  • Christina Leonard

    Christina Leonard

    Executive Editor, Cronkite News
  • Mark Lodato

    Mark Lodato

    Associate Dean and Associate General Manager, Arizona PBS
  • Shaya Tayefe Mohajer

    Shaya Tayefe Mohajer

    Director, Los Angeles Bureau
  • Frank Mungeam

    Frank Mungeam

    Director for TV News Innovation, Cronkite News
  • Vanessa Ruiz

    Vanessa Ruiz

    Content Director for Borderlands, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Lori Todd

    Lori Todd

    Director for Digital Production, Photography and Social Media, Phoenix News Bureau

Staff

  • Brielle Ashford

    News Broadcast Producer, Phoenix
  • Madison Atkinson

    Next Gen Reporter, Phoenix
  • Marcella Baietto

    Politics Reporter, Phoenix
  • Cole Bailey

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Allison Barton

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Stephanie Bates

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Mackenzie Belley

    News Broadcast Producer, Phoenix
  • Jonmaesha Beltran

    Social Justice Reporter, Phoenix
  • Raul Bencomo

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Hunter Brownstein

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Jeremy Buch

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Michael Carpenter

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Cipriano Chayrez

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Alexandra Cook

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • Kerston Corns

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Miranda Cyr

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Reno Del Toro

    Sports Photographer, Phoenix
  • Sarah Donahue

    Health Reporter, Los Angeles
  • Kelly Donohue

    Borderlands Reporter, Phoenix
  • Jordan Elder

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Farah Eltohamy

    Politics Reporter, Phoenix
  • Lorenzino Estrada

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Jordan Evans

    Sustainability Reporter, Phoenix
  • Griffin Fabits

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Emma Fernandez

    Sports Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • Jessica Ferrigno

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • Carson Field

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Hannah Foote

    Health Reporter, Los Angeles
  • Alexa Fuenmayor

    Borderlands Reporter, Phoenix
  • Zach Galman

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Veronica Galvin

    News Broadcast Producer, Phoenix
  • Joshua Gerard Gargiulo

    Indian Country Reporter, Washington, D.C.
  • Brandon Genson

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Concettina Giuliano

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Christopher Gleason

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Lyle Goldstein

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Valerie Gonzales

    Sports Reporter, Los Angeles
  • Michael Gutnick

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • Joseph Hace

    Sports Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • Michael Hannan

    News Photographer, Phoenix
  • Squire Harrington

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Kara Harris

    Social Justice Reporter, Washington, D.C.
  • Brian Hertzberg

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • Nathan Hiatt

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Christopher Howley

    Sustainability Reporter, Phoenix
  • Jonah Hrkal

    Sustainability Reporter, Phoenix
  • Isabella Hulsizer

    Politics Reporter, Phoenix
  • Kennedy Jamieson

    Sports Broadcast Producer, Phoenix
  • Delia Johnson

    News Photographer, Phoenix
  • Emmie Keenan

    Sports Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • Gabriella Khalaj

    Borderlands Reporter, Washington, D.C.
  • Brady Klain

    Sports Photographer, Phoenix
  • Lauren Koval

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Madison LaBerge

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Ryan Ladika

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Kylie Lamunyon

    News Broadcast Producer, Phoenix
  • Jamie Landers

    Social Justice Reporter, Phoenix
  • Cassandra Laubach

    News Broadcast Producer, Phoenix
  • Grace Lieberman

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Caroline Linch

    Sustainability Reporter, Phoenix
  • Cole Louderman

    Sports Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • MacKinley Lutes-Adlhoch

    Next Gen Reporter, Washington, D.C.
  • Sydney Madison

    Money Reporter, Phoenix
  • Danielle Malkin

    Politics Reporter, Phoenix
  • Tyler Manion

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • TJ Mathewson

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Karli Matthias

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Caitlynn McDaniel

    News Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • Dylan McKim

    Politics Reporter, Phoenix
  • Frankie McLister

    Borderlands Reporter, Phoenix
  • Michelle Mehok

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Keaton Milburn

    Sports Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • Kelsea Miller

    News Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • Jesse Morrison

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Jessica Myers

    Sustainability Reporter, Washington, D.C.
  • Madeline Nelson

    News Broadcast Producer, Phoenix
  • Edith Noriega

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Jenna Ortiz

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Julian Paras

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Brie Peters

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Elizabeth Pfeiffer

    News Broadcast Producer, Phoenix
  • Annabella Piunti

    News Photographer, Phoenix
  • Melanie Porter

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Alberto Ramirez

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Kimberly Rapanut

    News Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • Sean Rice

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Stephanie Rodriguez

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • McKenzie Sadeghi

    Politics Reporter, Washington, D.C.
  • Dzevida Sadikovic

    Money Reporter, Phoenix
  • Shaun Salehi

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Karisma Sandoval

    News Broadcast Producer, Phoenix
  • J.J. Santos

    Money Reporter, Phoenix
  • Sedona Saulnier

    News Broadcast Producer, Phoenix
  • Josh Schaefer

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Christopher Scragg

    Health Reporter, Washington, D.C.
  • Nicholas Sheehy

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Cristian Sida

    Social Justice Reporter, Phoenix
  • Dylan Simard

    News Assistant
  • Paul Slobodzian

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • Derrick Smith

    News Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • Jose Solis

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Julia Sorgie

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Madison Staten

    Sustainability Reporter, Phoenix
  • Spencer Stechman

    News Broadcast Producer, Phoenix
  • Victoria Stibrik

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Dajour Sylvester

    Sports Broadcast Producer, Phoenix
  • Troy Tauscher

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • Nadia Testroet

    Technical Photographer, Phoenix
  • Tony Thai

    News Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • Milard Thomas

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • Erin Thomas

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • Nicholas Tirella

    Sports Reporter, Los Angeles
  • Luis Torres

    Social Justice Reporter, Phoenix
  • Natalie Urquiza

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Brady Vernon

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Patty Vicente

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Velvet Wahl

    Next Gen Reporter, Phoenix
  • Alexander Weiner

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Robert Werner

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Delaney White

    Politics Reporter, Phoenix
  • Travis Whittaker

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Caroline Yu

    Sustainability Reporter, Los Angeles
  • Gabrielle Zabat

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Luis Zambrano

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Jessi Zorker

    News Photographer, Phoenix

Our partners

  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Google News Lab
  • Parse.ly
  • 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.