A born-and-raised Tucsonan, he received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He fell in love with NPR while in college, and started his career with Arizona Public Radio as an Operations Assistant, then Weekend Host, and later a reporter covering the Prescott area.
Zac has also spent time in sports talk radio. He founded, co-hosted and produced an afternoon sports talk show in Flagstaff, and also spent time covering University of Arizona Athletics for their flagship radio station. He's an avid Wildcat fan.