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
Yuma Farm Fined For Failing To Pay Workers KJZZ News December 26, 2016
College Football Playoff Comes To Arizona Jimmy Jenkins December 26, 2016
Penzone Announces Leadership Team Jimmy Jenkins December 21, 2016
Arizona Agrees To End Use Of Midazolam In Executions Jimmy Jenkins December 20, 2016
DPS Invests $2.1 Million In Virtual Training Program Jimmy Jenkins December 20, 2016
Shakeup Coming To Phoenix Police Jimmy Jenkins December 16, 2016
Arpaio Closes Five-Year Investigation Into President’s Birth Certificate Jimmy Jenkins December 16, 2016
Defense Authorization Act Would Fund Apache Helicopter Upgrades In Mesa Jimmy Jenkins December 14, 2016
National Defense Authorization Act Could Impact Flight Paths Jimmy Jenkins December 09, 2016
Scottsdale Continues Search For A City Manager Jimmy Jenkins December 08, 2016
ADEQ Conducting Additional Tests On Johnson Utilities Water Jimmy Jenkins December 06, 2016
DHS To ICE: Continue Use Of Private Immigrant Detention Facilities Jimmy Jenkins December 03, 2016
DOJ Calls For More Oversight Of Privately Operated Halfway Houses Jimmy Jenkins November 30, 2016
Tempe Mill Avenue New Year's Block Party Scaling Back Jimmy Jenkins November 30, 2016
Psychiatric Patients Face Long Wait Times As ERs Aren't Equipped To Handle Them Jimmy Jenkins November 25, 2016
Chandler Puts Forward Amended Sign Ordinance Jimmy Jenkins November 23, 2016
Judge Rejects South Mountain Freeway Injunction KJZZ News November 22, 2016
Phoenix Abortion Services Provider Seeks Injunction In AG Investigation Jimmy Jenkins November 18, 2016
Arizona Coyotes Leaving Glendale, Moving To ASU Tempe Campus Jimmy Jenkins November 14, 2016
Search For Scottsdale City Manager Continues Jimmy Jenkins November 11, 2016
Maricopa County Recorder Still Tabulating Early Ballots Jimmy Jenkins November 11, 2016
Private Prison Company Stocks Rebound With Trump Win Jimmy Jenkins November 11, 2016
Thor, Hendrix Win Seats On MCCCD Governing Board Jimmy Jenkins November 09, 2016
Google Fiber Halts Operations In Phoenix Jimmy Jenkins November 04, 2016
Chicago Cubs Fans Fly The 'W' In The East Valley Jimmy Jenkins November 03, 2016