Denzen Cortez
Denzen Cortez(he/him)
News Reporter, Phoenix

Denzen Cortez expects to graduate in May 2025 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in political science. Cortez has interned as a reporter at KTAR News and NBC KCAA radio station as on-air talent. He’s had additional experience as an anchor for The Cut Network.

Latest from Denzen Cortez

Business owners challenge bill requiring E-Verify checks for jobs, benefits

PHOENIX - House Speaker Ben Toma says his latest immigration bill could save Arizona billions in welfare benefits annually, but small business owners rallied Monday to say it will cost the state instead, by driving out businesses and workers.


Migrantes huyen de la violencia y piden asilo en EE.UU.

NOGALES, SONORA, MEX. – Familias migrantes huyen de violencia y esperan en Nogales su aprobación de asilo. Miles viven en precarias condiciones en la ciudad fronteriza.

La casa donde vive Yuridia con su familia y donde residen más migrantes mientras esperan su cita de asilo en Nogales, Sonora, México el 12 de febrero de 2024. (Foto por Kayla Jackson/Cronkite Noticias)

Women of the West: Art of the Cowgirl showcases female strength, artistry

QUEEN CREEK – The Art of the Cowgirl celebrates women who embody the country lifestyle by raising funds for artists, so they can have opportunities such as fellowships or become master artists within their fields.

Waylon Kenny pulls Breckin Reed in a wagon at Art of the Cowgirl on Jan. 19, 2024, in Queen Creek. (Photo by Mariah Temprendola/Cronkite News)