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.


  • 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
  • Adnan Alam

    Web Developer, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Pauline Arrillaga

    Pauline Arrillaga

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

    Sadie Babits

    Sustainability & Audio Director, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Paola Boivin

    Paola Boivin

    Cronkite News Director, 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
  • Heather Dunn

    Heather Dunn

    Managing Editor/Executive Producer, Phoenix News Bureau
  • Liz Habib

    Liz Habib

    Los Angeles Bureau
  • Jim Jacoby

    Jim Jacoby

    Director of Television and Graphics Lab, Cronkite News/Arizona PBS
  • Christina Leonard

    Christina Leonard

    Executive Editor, Cronkite News
  • Emmanuel Lozano

    Emmanuel Lozano

    Visuals Director, Phoenix News & Sports Bureau
  • Gail Rhodes

    Gail Rhodes

    Content Director Cronkite News, Sports Bureau
  • Julia Thompson

    Julia Thompson

    Managing Editor, Digital, Phoenix News Bureau


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.