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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Thousands of people have gathered at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, trying to stop construction of a massive oil pipeline. The Dakota Access Pipeline would carry 500,000 barrels of oil a day from North Dakota to Illinois. "Water Protectors" are concerned it will destroy sacred tribal land and contaminate drinking water. This weekend, they were subjected to water cannons at the hands of police. Dr. Michael Lerma is a professor of Native American politics at Northern Arizona University.

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Arizonans will spend a bit less for a traditional Thanksgiving meal this year. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports a global food surplus is keeping prices down.


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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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