Peter O'Dowd

Peter O'Dowd recently took over as news director at KJZZ, the NPR member-station in Phoenix. He leads a growing news room that includes seven new reporters who cover immigration and border issues in six southwestern cities. Part of his mission is bringing more science journalism to Arizona.

In the past year, his reporting has aired on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Talk of the Nation, and American Public Media's Marketplace. He has covered technology, the housing bubble and the ever-present flap over immigration policy that keeps Arizona in the national spotlight.

O’Dowd began his radio career at Wyoming Public Radio. He has a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and has taught English in Tokyo, Japan.