Kasey Brammell
Kasey Brammell(she/they)
News Visual Journalist, Phoenix

Kasey Brammell expects to graduate in December 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in special events management. Brammell, who has worked at Arizona PBS and the Cronkite School, was a research intern in California. Brammell is working in the Phoenix News Bureau.

Latest from Kasey Brammell

Here’s what you need to know about Phoenix’s Climate Action Plan

PHOENIX – Phoenix has updated its plan to achieve the city’s goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, along with plans to address extreme heat, drought, poor air quality and other issues stemming from climate change.


Audit shows Border Patrol hampered by outdated technology, flawed evaluation of new equipment

NOGALES – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has received more than $743 million in funding since 2017 for upgrades in border technology. But it has only bought 28% of the equipment needed to modernize and coordinate systems designed to thwart the flow of illegal goods and border crossers.


CBP agents in Nogales rely on technology in race against Mexican drug cartels

NOGALES – More than 9% of the drugs that entered the U.S. in fiscal year 2021 came over the border in Arizona, U.S. Customs and Border Protection data says. CBP has technology to help seize drugs, but agents say cartels are steps ahead.


‘Every penny counts’: Phoenix restaurants struggle to find food and workers while keeping prices low

PHOENIX – Restaurants across metro Phoenix are struggling to find a balance between finding quality ingredients without breaking the bank and raising prices. Restaurants also are experiencing staffing shortages and shipping complications that make it harder to stay in business.


Searching for solutions to the global supply chain crisis

PHOENIX - As consumers continue to face empty shelves and rising prices, public and private experts are coming together to solve the American supply chain crisis. Read their opinions, findings and suggestions here.


‘We cannot get complacent’: Ex-surgeon general recommends vigilance in the face of omicron variant

PHOENIX - Former surgeon general and Department of Health Services adviser Dr. Richard Carmona provides updates on the state of COVID in Arizona, and recommends a continuation of policy in the face of the omicron variant.


Thanksgiving dinner will cost Arizonans 5% more this year, but that’s less than U.S. average

PHOENIX – The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 36th annual Thanksgiving meal review shows Americans will pay almost 14% more for turkey and trimmings than they were last year, but in Arizona the rise is only 5%.


House votes to censure Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to censure Prescott Republican Paul Gosar for posting an inflammatory cartoon.

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Pack your patience: Holiday travel could reach pre-pandemic levels

PHOENIX – Experts predict that this holiday season, travel numbers will return to pre-pandemic levels, with more people traveling locally and regionally this year. Travel experts weigh in on what the holiday season will look like this year and how to prepare for holiday travel.


Arizona congressman honors Latino veterans

Nearly 500,000 veterans live in Arizona and more than 10% are Hispanic or Latino who face challenges.

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Pediatricians ready to vaccinate ages 5-11 against COVID, urge parents to prepare kids

PHOENIX – The CDC approved the COVID-19 vaccination for children 5 to 11. Health care providers provided insight on what parents can do to prepare their child to get the shot.


Advocates of the Build Back Better plan rally in Washington D.C.

The White House and congressional Democrats are reportedly close to a deal on the "Build Back Better" plan. Advocates rallied in Washington, D.C. yesterday to nudge Democrats to support the plan.


USDA pledges to address longstanding discrimination against Black farmers

DOUGLAS – The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to establish an equity commission to address decades of discrimination that have kept Black farmers from being successful.


Arizona’s fallen officers honored at 47th annual Peace Officers Memorial service

PHOENIX – Seventeen law enforcement officers who died over the past two years were honored at the 47th annual Peace Officers Memorial service.


Overlanding community seeks path to a more sustainable future

FLAGSTAFF – Overlanding is a form of self-sufficient, off-grid adventure travel that utilizes large vehicles and practices that pose a risk to the environment. The Overland Expo Foundation is striving to become more sustainable.


COVID vaccine, testing sites still working to provide free resources to Phoenix area

PHOENIX – Even as COVID-19 vaccination rates decrease, mobile events are being held in the Phoenix area to provide testing and vaccines to community members.


Fourth fire station built in Phoenix could become a full-service restaurant

Phoenix is preparing to lease the fourth fire station built in the city so it can be converted into a restaurant or small business. The transformation is part of the Margaret T. Hance Park revitalization program.