Gov. Doug Ducey has pledged to put millions of new dollars into K-12 education, and fight the opioid epidemic this year. How he plans to do that.
Journalism is Senior Field Correspondent Matthew Casey's second career. His first was in the restaurant business, where he learned Spanish while working alongside immigrants as a cook, server and bartender.
Before joining KJZZ, Casey covered several Arizona wildfires, Super Bowl XLIX, and the Valley's connection to the attack on the "Draw the Prophet Mohammed" contest in Garland, Texas as a public safety reporter for The Arizona Republic.
He is a University of Arizona alumnus and has also worked for La Voz, CNN.com, WSB-TV in Atlanta and The Laramie Boomerang.
In 2006, Casey reported on Mexico's presidential election from Mexico City for Inside Tucson Business.
When he isn't chasing stories, Casey enjoys playing pick-up basketball, attending UA football games and exploring Cochise County.
|Free Pop-Up Hospital Operating In Downtown Phoenix||Matthew Casey||December 26, 2017|
|Phoenix Police: Explosion Killed Charity Worker||Matthew Casey||December 22, 2017|
|Phoenix Fire Department: One Dead, One In Critical Condition Following Explosion||Matthew Casey||December 21, 2017|
|Arizona Lawmaker Suspended After Sexual Harassment Allegations||Matthew Casey||November 13, 2017|
|Giffords Law Center Sues ATF For Access To Public Records||Matthew Casey||November 10, 2017|
|Latina Sees Caring For Her Mother As Part Of Life's Circle||Matthew Casey||October 18, 2017|
|Decades Later, Long-Term Effects Of Brain Trauma Felt By Retired NFL Football Players||Matthew Casey||August 23, 2017|
|Tuesday Night: Live Updates From KJZZ Reporters In Downtown Phoenix||Matthew Casey||August 22, 2017|
|Ottawa University To Hold First Day Of Classes At Surprise Campus||Matthew Casey||August 14, 2017|
|Liberty Elementary School Board Member Gets Trespass Notice Following 'Verbal Abuse'||Matthew Casey||August 11, 2017|
|Mohave County Budget Includes No Money For Senior Deputies||Matthew Casey||August 08, 2017|
|Money From Prescott Fire Station Sale May Help Pay Pension Liability||Matthew Casey||August 07, 2017|
|Arizona Diamondbacks Seek Quick Path To Arbitration||Matthew Casey||August 02, 2017|
|Arizona Diamondbacks, Stadium District Head To Court||Matthew Casey||August 01, 2017|
|Arizona's Muslim Senate Candidate Still Under Attack||Matthew Casey||July 31, 2017|
|Supervisor's Departure Blurs Possiblity Of Property Tax Hike Mohave County||Matthew Casey||July 28, 2017|
|Glendale Explores Downtown Art Incubator||Matthew Casey||July 27, 2017|
|Failed Development Leaves Glendale Saddled With Camelback Ranch Debt||Matthew Casey||July 26, 2017|
|Chandler Police Submit New Charges In Hamilton Hazing Scandal||Matthew Casey||July 25, 2017|
|Opioids Overdoses, Deaths Rise In Arizona's Latest Numbers||Matthew Casey||July 25, 2017|
|Sen. John McCain To Come Back To Senate To Vote On Health Care Bill||Matthew Casey||July 24, 2017|
|Growth Continues For The Lori Piestewa National Native American Games||Matthew Casey||July 24, 2017|
|Areas Near Goodyear, Litchfield Park Got The Most Weekend Rain||Matthew Casey||July 18, 2017|
|Arizona's Week 4 Opioid Overdoses Down, Fatalities Up||Matthew Casey||July 17, 2017|
|Weather Service Could Extend Flash Flood Watch For Phoenix||Matthew Casey||July 17, 2017|