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Bree Burkitt

Morning Edition Host/Reporter

Bree Burkitt is the host of Morning Edition and a reporter for KNAU. Previously, she worked as a reporter and editor for The Arizona Republic, covering public safety, law enforcement and crime. She is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and has also worked at The Spectrum & Daily News in Southern Utah and Flagstaff's Arizona Daily Sun. When not working, Bree can usually be found reading or out in the woods with her two dogs, Jill and Sonora. Contact her at

  • On today's newscast: Crews are thinning overgrown brush from a cinder field near Flagstaff where Apollo astronauts trained, Flagstaff Mayor Becky Daggett endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris for president, Sen. Mark Kelly is being considered for Harris' VP pick, Flagstaff Big Lots included in nationwide closures, Cottonwood upped their water reduction demand strategy, and more.
  • On today's newscast: Top state Democrats throw their support behind Vice President Kamala Harris as the presidential nominee, Arizona’s tribal lands will host practice runs ahead of the 2030 U.S. census, less kindergartners are vaccinated against measles, today's the last day to mail early ballots to ensure they’re received in time for next week's primary, and more
  • On today's newscast: Arizona lawmakers react to Biden’s announcement that he’s ending his run for a second term, COVID cases are up again, Flagstaff Sen. Wendy Rogers faces questions about where she actually lives, how three words from 1922 still shape the Colorado River, and more...
  • On today's newscast: Wildlife officials captured an endangered Mexican gray wolf near Flagstaff, Cottonwood City Council approved two proposals to help the affordable housing shortage, Navajo County health officials report a rabies surge, at least 21 people in a Lake Powell houseboat were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning and more.
  • On today's newscast: Tribal leaders signed off on a sweeping water rights settlement, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a bill to honor Sen. John McCain and others impacted by brain cancer, the Kayenta manager who embezzled town funds will pay $2 million as part of a settlement, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation launched an experimental program to slow the reproduction of an unwanted fish, and more.
  • On today's newscast: Arizona's attorney general signed onto a letter asking FEMA to make extreme heat and wildfire smoke eligible for major disaster declarations, U.S. Senate candidate Kari Lake spoke at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, rugged terrain is making fire suppression harder for crews, the state Supreme Court lowered the minimum score prospective lawyers need to be admitted to the State Bar, and more.
  • On today's newscast: A Senate bill would provide support to an elite unit of Indigenous trackers who patrol the southern border, the Camp Verde Town Council will consider a water rights settlement with the Yavapai-Apache Nation, mandatory water conservation measures are in place at the Grand Canyon, tourists continue to flock to parks in the Southwest as officials warn about the dangers of hiking in extreme heat, and more.
  • On today's newscast: The Arizona attorney general says a Gila County ordinance regulating short-term rentals is legal, a Prescott Valley man drowned while trying to swim through an underwater tunnel at Fossil Creek, Coconino County health officials report an increase in Hantavirus cases, traffic fatalities neared an all-time high across the state last year, and more.
  • On today’s newscast: A USGS report says the Navajo aquifer is healthy, an Arizona language instructor taught the cast of the movie “Horizon” Apache, a man was arrested for allegedly impersonating a Yarnell firefighter and giving false evacuation orders, Rep. Greg Stanton joined calls for Biden to end his reelection bid, Arizona's school voucher program is under investigation, and more.
  • On today's newscast: An Arizona soldier lost during World War II has been accounted for decades later, authorities across the West warn of increased wildfire risk amid hot and dry conditions, the Bullhead City School District banned the use of cell phones and backpacks for the upcoming semester, some of Arizona's Democratic leaders have remained mum about Biden's ability to beat Trump, and more.