Jimmy Jenkins

Senior Field Correspondent

Jimmy Jenkins is a Senior Field Correspondent at KJZZ.

Originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, Jenkins has a B.S. in Criminology from Indiana State University.

After spending a decade as a newspaper and magazine freelance reporter, Jenkins returned to school and earned his Masters Degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

His Masters studies led to a job at NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana where Jenkins was a reporter and producer for two years. Already an NPR fan, he found his voice on public radio.

Law enforcement runs in Jenkins’ family and much of his reporting has focused on the criminal justice system.

As a feature reporter covering the Indiana Statehouse, Jenkins detailed a major re-haul of Indiana’s Felony Criminal Code. His other reporting has dealt with Methamphetamine use, designer drug legislation and the Prison Rape Elimination Act. At KJZZ Jenkins has reported on Tasers, body cameras, use of force, prison privatization and former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Jenkins has also reported on energy policy, politics and the environment. He has contributed to All Things Considered, Marketplace, Here and Now, The Takeaway and NPR Newcasts.

In his free time Jenkins likes to read, travel and listen to his ever-growing vinyl record collection – but NPR is always on in the background.

Jimmy Jenkins
Title Author Publication Date
Trump Says Arpaio Will Be 'Just Fine,' Hints Again At Pardon Jimmy Jenkins August 23, 2017
White House Says No Pardon Planned For Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Jimmy Jenkins August 22, 2017
Experts Say A Presidential Pardon For Joe Arpaio Would Be Rare Jimmy Jenkins August 21, 2017
Confederate Monument Tarred And Feathered In Apache Junction Jimmy Jenkins August 17, 2017
President Trump Says He May Pardon Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Jimmy Jenkins August 14, 2017
Mesa Jail Privatization Comes At A Cost To Other Phoenix-Area Cities Jimmy Jenkins August 14, 2017
Correctional Health Care Company Corizon Slow To Pay Gilbert Hospital Jimmy Jenkins August 10, 2017
Low Staffing Levels At Arizona Prisons Could Lead To Big Fines Jimmy Jenkins August 09, 2017
Federal Judge: Actions Of Arizona Department Of Corrections Director Undermine The Judiciary Jimmy Jenkins August 08, 2017
9th Circuit Rules Against Maricopa County In Wiretap Case Jimmy Jenkins August 03, 2017
Arizona Department Of Corrections Calls Court Order Protecting Inmates 'Disappointing' Jimmy Jenkins August 03, 2017
Reform Group Publishes Research On Arizona's Drug Sentencing Policy Jimmy Jenkins August 03, 2017
Suspect In Custody After Firebombing 4th Avenue Jail Jimmy Jenkins August 02, 2017
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Found Guilty Of Criminal Contempt Jimmy Jenkins July 31, 2017
Mexican Baseball Returns To The East Valley Jimmy Jenkins July 28, 2017
Chandler Police Recommend Charges For Hamilton Athletic Director Jimmy Jenkins July 27, 2017
Arizona Prisoners Say State Retaliated After Testimony In Health Care Case Jimmy Jenkins July 24, 2017
Mesa Councilman Ryan Winkle Pleads Guilty To DUI Charges Jimmy Jenkins July 20, 2017
Arizona Prison Health Care Contract Leads To 'Severe Understaffing' Jimmy Jenkins July 20, 2017
Arizona State Prison Inmate: 'We Are Not Being Treated As Human Beings' Jimmy Jenkins July 14, 2017
Inmates Claim Temperatures In Arizona Prisons Are Above 100 Degrees Jimmy Jenkins July 13, 2017
Mesa Residents Protest Police Brutality Jimmy Jenkins July 07, 2017
Closing Arguments Completed In Last Day Of Arpaio Trial Jimmy Jenkins July 06, 2017
Government And Defense To Give Closing Arguments In Arpaio Trial Jimmy Jenkins July 05, 2017
Mesa Man Stopped For Jaywalking Accuses Police Of Assault Jimmy Jenkins July 05, 2017