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

    1834 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 20009(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

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

    Content Director for Sustainability, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Paola Boivin

    Director for Digital Content, Phoenix Sports Bureau
  • Christy Bricks

    Executive Producer (Broadcast), Phoenix News Bureau
  • Julio Cisneros

    Content Director for Health, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Steve Crane

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

    Copy Editor, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Heather Dunn

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

    Director, Noticias
  • Jim Jacoby

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

    Content Director for Money and Social Justice, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Kathy Kudravi

    Executive Editor, Sports Knowledge Lab
  • Brett Kurland

    Director, Phoenix Sports Bureau
  • Christina Leonard

    Executive Editor, Cronkite News
  • Mark Lodato

    Associate dean and associate general manager, Arizona PBS
  • Shaya Tayefe Mohajer

    Director, Los Angeles Bureau
  • Frank Mungeam

    Director for TV News Innovation, Cronkite News
  • Eric Newton

    Innovation Chief
  • Vanessa Ruiz

    Content Director for Borderlands, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Lori Todd

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

Staff

  • Anikka Abbott

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Madeline Ackley

    Borderlands Reporter, Phoenix
  • Nicholas Aguilera

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Jennifer Alvarez

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Lynsey Amundson

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Marcella Baietto

    Borderlands Reporter, Phoenix
  • Mike Barnitz

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • Allison Barton

    News Reporter, Cronkite Noticias
  • Stephanie Bates

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Trey Bates

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Kalle Benallie

    Borderlands Reporter, Phoenix
  • Erica Block

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Megan Boyanton

    Social Justice Reporter, Washington, D.C.
  • Sophia Briseño

    Sports Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • Loza Brook

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • Kailey Broussard

    Sustainability Reporter, Washington, D.C.
  • Nickole Byrn

    News Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • James Carr

    Sustainability Reporter, Phoenix
  • Dylan Carter

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Madisen Carter

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Andrew Diaz Christiansen

    Politics Reporter, Phoenix
  • Ricky Cornish

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Kerston Corns

    Sports Reporter, Los Angeles
  • Madison Crouch

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • Heather Cumberledge

    Social Justice Reporter, Washington, D.C.
  • Miranda Cyr

    News Reporter, Cronkite Noticias
  • Emily Dean

    Social Justice Reporter, Phoenix
  • Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola

    Money Reporter, Washington, D.C.
  • Evan Desai

    Sports Reporter, Los Angeles
  • Emily DiTomasso

    News Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • Tyler Dunn

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Hannah Ehrlich

    Social Justice Reporter, Washington, D.C.
  • Jordan Elder

    Sustainability Reporter, Phoenix
  • Jake Eldridge

    News Photographer, Phoenix
  • Nicole Eldridge

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Karina Espinoza

    News Reporter, Cronkite Noticias
  • Jordan Evans

    Sustainability Reporter, Phoenix
  • Sarah Farrell

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Claudia Faust

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Mara Friedman

    News Photographer, Phoenix
  • Mariah Gallegos

    Next Gen Reporter, Phoenix
  • Veronica Galvin

    News Broadcast Producer, Phoenix
  • Sabine Galvis

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Scott Gange

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Daniel Gatalica

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Peter Gong

    Politics Reporter, Phoenix
  • Austin Grad

    Sports Reporter, Los Angeles
  • Jodi Guerrero

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Blake Harris

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Tyler Henry

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Karrissa Herrera

    Sports Photographer, Phoenix
  • Nathan Hiatt

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Chelsea Hofmann

    Sustainability Reporter, Phoenix
  • Ryan Hood

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • Jonah Hrkal

    Sustainability Reporter, Phoenix
  • Isabella Hulsizer

    Politics Reporter, Phoenix
  • Adam Hushion

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Delia Johnson

    News Photographer, Phoenix
  • Noah Kelly

    News Broadcast Producer, Phoenix
  • Sean Kilday

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Bradey King

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Corey Kirk

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Brady Klain

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Lauren Koval

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Jason Krell

    Sports Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • Madison LaBerge

    Social Justice Reporter, Phoenix
  • John LeVally

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Christopher Lindsay

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • MacKinley Lutes-Adlhoch

    News Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • Danielle Malkin

    News Broadcast Producer, Phoenix
  • Harrison Mantas

    Indian Country Reporter, Washington, D.C.
  • Megan Marples

    News Photographer, Phoenix
  • Tyaun Marshburn

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Cassidy McCauley

    Sports Photographer, Phoenix
  • Frankie McLister

    Borderlands Reporter, Phoenix
  • Wissam Melhem

    Politics Reporter, Washington, D.C.
  • Evaristo Montoya

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Brianna Moore

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • Dominic Moreno

    News Broadcast Producer, Phoenix
  • Erica Morris

    Sports Reporter, Los Angeles
  • Alisa Murphy

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • Ryan Muschkat

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Ellie Nakamoto-White

    Borderlands Reporter, Phoenix
  • Gabrielle Olivera

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • McKenzie Pavacich

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Rio Paynter

    Next Gen Reporter, Phoenix
  • Serina Perez

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Stephen Perez

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Serina Piencak

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • Melanie Porter

    Sustainability Reporter, Phoenix
  • Tanner Puckett

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Marco Quezada

    Sports Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • Jaslyn Ravenscraft

    News Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • Vandana Ravikumar

    Borderlands Reporter, Washington, D.C.
  • William Rice

    Sports Reporter, Los Angeles
  • Gabrielle Rivas

    Sports Reporter, Los Angeles
  • Scott Rowe

    Sports Reporter, Los Angeles
  • Matthew Roy

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Erik Ruby

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Grayson Schmidt

    News Reporter, Los Angeles
  • Nicholas Sheehy

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Dylan Simard

    Sustainability Reporter, Phoenix
  • Alex Simon

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Samantha Sloman

    Sports Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • Barbara Smith

    Social Justice Reporter, Phoenix
  • Lamar Smith

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Ashleigh Stewart

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Jordan Taylor

    News Broadcast Producer, Phoenix
  • Katie Thomas

    Sports Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • Milard Thomas

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • Annika Tomlin

    News Photographer, Phoenix
  • Anthony Totri

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Deagan Urbatsch

    Next Gen Reporter, Phoenix
  • Jonett Zarate Velazquez

    News Producer, Cronkite Noticias
  • Lindsay Walker

    Next Gen Reporter, Washington, D.C.
  • Quintin Walker

    Technical Producer, Phoenix
  • Kyley Warren

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Robert Werner

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Delaney White

    Next Gen Reporter, Phoenix
  • Nicholas White

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Kyla Wilcher

    Sports Reporter, Los Angeles
  • Kennedy Wilkerson

    Sports Reporter, Los Angeles
  • Chase Williams

    Sports Digital Producer, Phoenix
  • Miles Wilson

    Sports Reporter, Los Angeles
  • Yodit Woldegebriel

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Kiana Wollangk

    Sports Reporter, Phoenix
  • Jena Yannone

    Social Justice Reporter, Phoenix
  • Daria Yazmiene

    Health Reporter, Phoenix
  • Warren Younger

    Sports Reporter, 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.