Joseph J. Airdo is an Arizona native, having grown up in New River where he began writing movie reviews for local weekly newspapers at a very young age. He followed his passion for motion pictures to Arizona State University where he attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Barrett Honors College as a student of several film courses.
After graduating summa cum laude in 2006, Joseph took the position of news editor at a national newspaper chain where he covered issues concerning the communities of Anthem, Cave Creek, Deer Valley and North Scottsdale. In 2009, Joseph signed on as a film critic for Examiner.com and shortly thereafter appeared in a big screen commercial for National CineMedia.
At that time, Joseph became a member of the Phoenix Film Critics Society and joined forces with his friend and colleague Stan Robinson as a film columnist for AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine, a position that eventually led him to obtaining the title of lead film writer for The Entertainer! Magazine – a position that he still holds today.
Joseph’s radio career began in 2011 with a series of costumed guest-segments on The Daily Blender (KXAM-AM) before he landed a long-term gig as film critic, producer and on-air personality for Breakthrough Entertainment (KPHX-AM), a talk radio show airing 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays on KPHX-AM and BreakRadioShow.com that shines a spotlight on the practical perspective of the topics and themes explored in movies.
Meanwhile, Joseph also leads an active social life, organizing group outings to Arizona Snowbowl, Fossil Creek, Havasu Falls and Salt River as well as plenty of parties where absolutely anything can happen. He also has a pet duck named Frozen who is as opinionated about movies as he is.
Copyright © 2022 Phoenix Film Critics Society - All Rights Reserved.