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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Arizona Department of Public Safety

The Arizona Department of Public Safety continues to investigate this morning’s deadly crash on Interstate 40, near Flagstaff. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, it’s still unknown whether smoke from a nearby prescribed fire was a factor.

DPS says one person died around 3:30 this morning, when their van collided with two semi-trucks. When troopers arrived at the scene near Parks, they reported low visibility on I-40. A prescribed burn on the Kaibab National Forest sent thick smoke onto the freeway, where it settled overnight.

The White House says high school graduation rates have reached an all-time high in the country. But Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, Arizona’s high schoolers lag behind.

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During the last national election in 2014, college aged students accounted for just 4 percent of Arizona’s statewide vote. Secretary of State Michele Reagan wants to see that number increase this year. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports.

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A chef in eastern Arizona wants to save the cuisine of his ancestors. Nephi Craig is a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe. He believes food can help his people recover from a dark past that includes war, relocation, and a food-related health crisis. Arizona Public Radio's Aaron Granillo reports.

A lot of people hike the Grand Canyon because of the scenery or because it’s on their bucket list. Flagstaff author Kevin Fedarko is hiking to raise awareness about environmental threats to one of the country’s most beloved national parks. He’s doing it in sections for a total of 650 miles. He’s documented the trek in this month’s National Geographic in an article titled, “Are We Losing The Grand Canyon?” Kevin Fedarko joins Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo to talk about his concerns for the canyon’s future.