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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Kristen M. Caldon/National Park Service

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors is calling on the federal government to fund infrastructure projects at national parks. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, board members signed a resolution last week, designed to put pressure on Congress.


The word “resistance” has taken on new life since President Trump was elected. It represents a type of solidarity and call to action against perceived injustices of his administration. “Resistance” also holds a place in the history of peaceful protest in the U.S. Journalist and author Mark Engler has written a best-selling book on that history called, “This is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt is Shaping the 21st Century.” He’s currently touring the country on a lecture series and will be at Northern Arizona University tonight. He spoke with Arizona Public Radio's Aaron Granillo while getting ready to board an airplane to Flagstaff.


Aaron Granillo

This weekend, much of the sports world turns its attention to college basketball’s March Madness. But there’s another sporting event going on, and this one has Olympic gold on the line. The Special Olympics World Games are in Austria this year, and will be nationally televised on ESPN. Arizona is sending three athletes – all from Flagstaff. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo introduces us to one of them, Deven Taylor, a two-time Olympic cross-country skier. A former ambassador for the games, Taylor shines a spotlight on athletes who are often overlooked and stigmatized.


NAU Athletics

International students are some of the people affected by President Donald Trump’s travel ban, which remains in legal limbo following Thursday's appeals court ruling. Northern Arizona University has identified fewer than ten student whom this affects, including sophomore Peter Lomong, a track and field athlete from Sudan. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo spoke with Lomong after one of his practices.


Dawn Kish

Saturday marks one week since millions of people joined, perhaps, the largest demonstration in American history. The Women’s March on Washington went far beyond the nation’s capital, as hundreds of similar rallies took place around the world, including northern Arizona. Thousands of people turned out for sister marches in Sedona, Prescott, and Flagstaff. Award-winning photographer Dawn Kish captured the scene, as a sea of pink overflowed a snow-packed downtown Flagstaff. Kish joined Arizona Public Radio's Aaron Granillo to discuss witnessing the event, from behind the lens.


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