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).

Ways to Connect

It’s week two of a manhunt for a leader of a polygamous sect of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Federal authorities say Lyle Jeffs is wanted on charges of food stamp fraud. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports Jeffs escaped house arrest after removing his GPS monitoring device.

KNAU/Melissa Sevigny

Wildland firefighters use every strategy they can to stop forest fires from causing catastrophic destruction. Increasingly, crews across the country are relying on high-tech equipment, like infrared cameras, iPads and satellite imagery. But, machines can't replace humans completely. In this 2-part story, we hear from some of the people who choreograph fighting a fire. 

John Kees

Hundreds of miles of open land in Arizona are being replaced by human development. That’s according to analysis by the think-tank, Center For American Progress. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports.

Arizona Game and Fish Department

There’s been a mysterious drop in the number of endangered black footed ferrets in Arizona. They are the only ferret species native to North America, and researchers think disease, drought and other environmental factors could be affecting their populations. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, the ferrets might not even be around today if it wasn’t for a dog named Shep.


Every Friday evening, KNAU airs the nationally syndicated and wildly popular show Radiolab. Produced at WNYC, Radiolab uses sound to blend together science, curiosity, philosophy and the human experience. Jad Abumrad hosts and produces the show. He'll be in Flagstaff Saturday for an appearance at Northern Arizona University. Before he hit the road to head West, Jad Abumrad spoke with Arizona Public Radio's Aaron Granillo about how Radiolab comes together.