Aaron Granillo

Morning Edition Host / Reporter

Aaron moved from his hometown of Seattle to Phoenix in 2006 to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. He received his degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU in 2010. Before joining KNAU as the Morning Edition host, Aaron spent nearly four years writing and reporting for Arizona’s Morning News at KTAR in Phoenix. He covered everything from immigration issues to sports. While there, he won an Edward R. Murrow Award for use of sound. When not working, Aaron enjoys following Seattle’s sports teams, hiking, and practicing piano (which he just started playing in 2013).

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:00 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

No Fire Restrictions On Forests This Holiday Weekend

A sign urges visitors to fully extinguish campfires in the Coconino National Forest.
Credit Julia Shumway/Cronkite News Service

For the first time since 2010, campfires will be allowed on Memorial Day weekend on the region’s national forests. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, steady rainfall during the past few month means there are no fire restrictions in effect.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon May 18, 2015

Slide Fire: 1 Year Later... The Investigation Continues

Credit InciWeb

This week marks one year since the Slide Fire broke out in Oak Creek Canyon. It burned more than 33 square miles and forced the evacuation of nearly 300 residents and visitors. It now stands as the largest wildfire in the history of the Coconino National Forest. Each day this week, KNAU will revisit the Slide Fire: checking in with evacuees, taking a look at how flora and fauna are doing, hearing from local officials about lessons learned in firefighting and community preparedness. KNAU's Aaron Granillo starts our series with an update on the investigation into the human-caused blaze.

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News
10:19 am
Wed April 15, 2015

What's With The Wind? Meteorologist Lee Born Explains Why It Gets So Windy During Spring

Credit Lisa Reyner

Much calmer winds are in the forecast Wednesday for Northern Arizona. On Tuesday, gusts were 50-miles-per hour in many places, including outside the KNAU studios in Flagstaff. That seemed like an appropriate place for Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo to talk with meteorologist Lee Born to find out why spring always seems to bring such high winds to the region.

AG: It seems like wind is kind of a season of its own. It’s spring and wind are kind of wrapped up together. Why does it get so windy around this time of year?

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:07 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Volunteers Needed To Replant Trees In Schultz Burn Area

The Schultz Fire as seen from Forest Road 420 heading toward Schultz Pass. Photo Taken on 6/23/10 by Brady Smith. Credit: USDA Forest Service, Coconino National Forest.

The Coconino National Forest is asking volunteers to help plant thousands of trees in the Schultz Fire Burn Area near Flagstaff this weekend. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, forest officials hope Saturday’s event will help bring the area back to life. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:18 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Comedian Paula Poundstone Talks About Upcoming Show in Prescott

Paula Poundstone

Comedian Paula Poundstone joined KNAU to talk about her upcoming show on Saturday at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center in Prescott. Poundstone is a regular panelist on NPR’s news quiz show, “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.” 

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:30 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Sen. McCain Officialy Announces Re-Election Bid

U.S. Sen. John McCain

Arizona Senator John McCain announced today he’s seeking re-election in the US Senate. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, if he wins, it would be McCain’s sixth term in office.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Flagstaff Teen Tells Remarkable Survival Story After Car Crash

Source: Pine-Strawberry Fire Department

A 16-year-old girl from Flagstaff is sharing her survival story after she drove off a cliff, and plunged more than 100 feet. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, two other teenage girls in the car were able to walk away with minor injuries.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:54 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Local Forest Managers Urge Preparedness For Fire Season

Photo by Wade Ward, U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest

Forest manager across the southwest are in the midst of a week-long campaign, preparing people for wildfire season. “Southwest Wildfire Awareness” runs from Sunday, March 29th through Sunday, April 5th. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo spoke with the deputy fire staff officer on the Kaibab National Forest, Holly Kleindienst, about the campaign.

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State Capitol News
11:40 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Local Police Chief Reacts To Governor Vetoing Police Identity Bill

Sedona Police Chief Raymond Cota, AACOP Second Vice President

 

Police chiefs across the state are applauding Governor Doug Ducey for vetoing Senate Bill 1445. The proposal would have shielded the names of officers involved in shootings for 60 days. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, Sedona’s Police Chief was one of the bill’s outspoken critics.

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News
12:10 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

KNAU Meteorologist Lee Born On This Weekend's Big Snow Storm

KNAU meteorologist Lee Born joined Morning Edition Host Aaron Granillo to discuss this weekend’s big storm.

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