Jimmy Jenkins

Senior Field Correspondent - East Valley

Jimmy Jenkins is a senior field correspondent at KJZZ and a reporter for NPR’s National Criminal Justice Desk. His work has been featured on All Things Considered, Marketplace, Here and Now, The Takeaway and NPR Newscasts.

Originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, Jenkins has a B.S. in criminology from Indiana State University and a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.

Law enforcement runs in Jenkins’ family, and much of his reporting has focused on the criminal justice system. Jenkins has reported on Tasers, body cameras, use of force, jail privatization, prison health care and the criminal contempt trial of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Title Author Publication Date
Share Stories Of Your First Phoenix Summer Jimmy Jenkins July 28, 2015
ASU Police Department Vehicles Get An Updated Look Jimmy Jenkins July 21, 2015
Drone Technology Not An Alternative For Police Department Sky Patrols Jimmy Jenkins July 17, 2015
Dinner Lab Brings Unique Dining To Phoenix, With A Hint Of Mystery Jimmy Jenkins July 16, 2015
ASU Research Focuses On Best Practices For Police Body Cameras Jimmy Jenkins May 20, 2015
What The Police Think About Social Media Jimmy Jenkins May 01, 2015
What’s In A Name? For Some Shelter Dogs, It Could Mean Everything Jimmy Jenkins April 24, 2015
New ASU Study Shows Taser Use Temporarily Impairs Brain Function Jimmy Jenkins April 09, 2015
Sounds Of The City: Bagpipes Jimmy Jenkins March 19, 2015
Phoenix Hosts Its 24th Annual UFO Congress Jimmy Jenkins February 19, 2015
Phoenix Open's 16th Hole Is A Tournament Tradition Jimmy Jenkins January 30, 2015
Celebrating The Winter Season Through Solstice Jimmy Jenkins December 25, 2014
The Search For A True Arizona Christmas Tree Jimmy Jenkins December 18, 2014
U.S. Census Bureau To Use Maricopa County For Data Collection Test Jimmy Jenkins December 03, 2014
FAA: Planes Over Central Phoenix Neigborhoods Not Flying Right Route Jimmy Jenkins November 17, 2014
Phoenix Art Gallery Made Of Shipping Containers Displays Life-Size Dioramas Jimmy Jenkins November 07, 2014
Urban Farmers Participate In The Valley's 'Tour de Coops' Jimmy Jenkins November 06, 2014
Valley Skateboarders Create A Community On Wheels Jimmy Jenkins October 31, 2014
Arizona Prepperfest Focuses On Self-Reliance, Not Doomsday Jimmy Jenkins October 30, 2014
Haunted House Season Comes To The Valley Jimmy Jenkins October 17, 2014
Phoenix Police Applicants Take Written Exam, Physical Test Jimmy Jenkins September 29, 2014
Maricopa County To Set Up Permanent Medication Collection Sites Jimmy Jenkins September 25, 2014
Local Scots Gather In Phoenix To Watch Independence Vote Results Jimmy Jenkins September 19, 2014