Jimmy Jenkins is a Senior Producer with KJZZ Original Productions.

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.

Jenkins has also reported on energy policy, politics and the environment.

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
Bernie Sanders, DNC Chairman Lead Rally In Mesa Jimmy Jenkins April 21, 2017
Intel Installs Solar Carport At Ocotillo Campus In Chandler Jimmy Jenkins April 21, 2017
Mesa Public Safety Agencies Present Budget Proposals Jimmy Jenkins April 20, 2017
In The Body Camera Market, Real Money's On The Back End Jimmy Jenkins April 19, 2017
Arpaio Appealing To 9th Circuit For Jury Trial Jimmy Jenkins April 14, 2017
Flake Faces Raucous Opposition At Mesa Town Hall Jimmy Jenkins April 14, 2017
MVD Offering Arizona Lottery Tickets Jimmy Jenkins April 13, 2017
Judge Delays Joe Arpaio Criminal Contempt Trial Jimmy Jenkins April 12, 2017
Arpaio's Lead Attorney Steps Down Weeks Before Trial Jimmy Jenkins April 06, 2017
Valley Tech Company Taser Rebrands As Axon Jimmy Jenkins April 05, 2017
How Long Was Decision In The Making To Close Tent City? Steve Goldstein April 05, 2017
Sheriff Penzone Closing Tent City Jail Jimmy Jenkins April 04, 2017
Monday Morning Dumpster Dive: Newsrooms Unite To Cover White House Financial Disclosures Jimmy Jenkins April 03, 2017
Arizona Has One Of Highest Rates Of Pedestrian Deaths In US Jimmy Jenkins March 31, 2017
ADOT To Help Stranded Motorists With Quick Clear Program Jimmy Jenkins March 31, 2017
Arpaio Seeks To Block Previous Statements From Criminal Trial KJZZ News March 30, 2017
2 Years Later, Arizona DOC Still Not In Compliance With Healthcare Performance Measures Jimmy Jenkins March 30, 2017
Mesa Considers Private Jail Project In Effort To Reduce Costs Jimmy Jenkins March 22, 2017
Officials Say Motorist Anti-Trash Campaign Is Working Jimmy Jenkins March 21, 2017
Committee To Make Recommendation For MCSO On Future Of Tent City Jimmy Jenkins March 13, 2017
South Mountain Freeway Expansion Ramps Up In Ahwatukee Jimmy Jenkins March 09, 2017
ADOT Gives Homeless Veterans More Time To Relocate Jimmy Jenkins March 03, 2017
Melendres Racial Profiling Case Continues Under Penzone Jimmy Jenkins March 02, 2017
Arpaio Back In Court Today In Latest Update On His Case Jimmy Jenkins March 02, 2017
MCSO Requests $98 Million For FY 2018 Jimmy Jenkins March 02, 2017