Zac Ziegler

REPORTER/ALL THINGS CONSIDERED HOST

Zac is a life-long Arizonan. He grew up in Tucson, and moved to Flagstaff to attend NAU. He first came to KNAU as a student worker while completing his master’s degree, and later as a reporter in Yavapai County. He left Flagstaff and headed back to Tucson to begin his career in radio, where he worked for the flagship station for University of Arizona athletics, and the local NPR and PBS affiliate. While in Tucson, Zac won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards for use of sound and breaking news coverage, as well as a Rocky Mountain Emmy for environmental reporting. When not at work, Zac enjoys getting out in the cool mountain air and spending time with his wife Ashley, daughter Anna and dog Moose. He’s an avid beer geek and basketball fan.

Zac is a life-long Arizonan. He grew up in Tucson, and moved to Flagstaff to attend NAU. He first came to KNAU as a student worker while completing his master’s degree, and later as a reporter in Yavapai County. He left Flagstaff and headed back to Tucson to begin his career in radio, where he worked for the flagship station for University of Arizona athletics, and the local NPR and PBS affiliate. While in Tucson, Zac won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards for use of sound and breaking news coverage, as well as a Rocky Mountain Emmy for environmental reporting. When not at work, Zac enjoys getting out in the cool mountain air and spending time with his wife Ashley, daughter Anna and dog Moose. He’s an avid beer geek and basketball fan.

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Prescott Regional Airport officials say they are starting construction now on a new airport terminal. KNAU’s Zac Ziegler reports it comes after delays in a $12 million federal grant:


Aspiring actors from across the Navajo Nation gathered in Window Rock this weekend to audition for a Navajo-language version of the children’s song Baby Shark. As KNAU’s Zac Ziegler reports, the project is meant to preserve the language:

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The flu season appears to be off to an early start around Northern Arizona. KNAU’s Zac Ziegler reports:


Northern Arizona University is set to host a first-of-its-kind climate summit starting Friday. The event features presentations and panels by professionals, environmentalists, tribal members, writers, artists and young people.

This week, KNAU is featuring some of the youth activists who will be a part of the summit.


Route 66 was once the Mother Road of America, bringing tourists and travelers to small towns along the path from Chicago to Los Angeles. But, as the road was replaced by Interstate 40, many towns lost those visitors and still struggle to stay afloat. 

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