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 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.

Title Author Publication Date
Arpaio Charged With Criminal Contempt Of Court Jimmy Jenkins June 26, 2017
Flake Legislation Would Roll Back Arizona Ozone Standards Jimmy Jenkins June 21, 2017
More Than Half Of Maricopa County Budget Goes To Public Safety, Criminal Justice Jimmy Jenkins June 20, 2017
Mesa Council Moves Forward With Disciplinary Hearing For Winkle Jimmy Jenkins June 15, 2017
Arpaio's Civil Contempt Admission Allowed In Criminal Trial Jimmy Jenkins June 15, 2017
Mesa Introduces New Police Chief Jimmy Jenkins June 08, 2017
MCSO Working To Remove Institutional Bias Jimmy Jenkins June 07, 2017
Flake Says NAFTA Withdrawal Would Be Disastrous For Arizona Jimmy Jenkins June 01, 2017
Arpaio's Words Can Be Used Against Him In Trial Jimmy Jenkins May 31, 2017
Gilbert Road To Reopen After Washout Jimmy Jenkins May 25, 2017
Mesa City Council Considers Removing Ryan Winkle Jimmy Jenkins May 25, 2017
Tent City Jail Is Coming Down Jimmy Jenkins May 25, 2017
MCSO Projects Fee Increases After Mesa Jail Privatization Jimmy Jenkins May 23, 2017
Mesa Council Approves Private Jail Contract Jimmy Jenkins May 23, 2017
Board Of Supervisors Approves MCSO FY 2018 Budget Jimmy Jenkins May 22, 2017
Mesa Council To Vote On Private Jail Contract Jimmy Jenkins May 22, 2017
9th Circuit Court Denies Joe Arpaio's Appeal For Jury Trial Jimmy Jenkins May 19, 2017
Mesa Could Become First City In Arizona To Privatize Jail Services Jimmy Jenkins May 19, 2017
Mesa City Council Accepts Ryan Winkle's Voluntary Suspension Jimmy Jenkins May 18, 2017
Diabetes Patients And Tech Companies See Value In Continuous Glucose Monitoring Jimmy Jenkins May 16, 2017
ICE And DHS Target Gangs In Nationwide Operation Jimmy Jenkins May 12, 2017
Chandler Plans To Hire More Public Safety Officers Jimmy Jenkins May 11, 2017
2 Inmate Deaths In 1 Week In Arizona Prisons Jimmy Jenkins May 11, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff Penzone Accuses Legislators Of Playing Politics With Public Safety Jimmy Jenkins May 05, 2017
High Ozone Levels In Phoenix Trigger Pollution Advisories Jimmy Jenkins May 05, 2017