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
Arizona Spending $300,000 To Combat Dangerous Blowing Dust On I-10 Jimmy Jenkins May 25, 2016
'Ember Black' Graphic Novel Drawn From Artist's Unique Perspective Jimmy Jenkins May 16, 2016
New Y Chromosome Research Yields Details On Early Human Migration Jimmy Jenkins May 12, 2016
The Effects Of Chronic Marijuana Use On The Teenage Brain Jimmy Jenkins May 10, 2016
Live Dog Racing Comes To An End In Arizona Jimmy Jenkins May 10, 2016
Sorry, Florida — Science Says Phoenix Has The Best Sunsets Jimmy Jenkins April 29, 2016
Democracy Now Celebrates 20 Years Of Independent Media Jimmy Jenkins April 26, 2016
Arizona Department Of Corrections Launches Program To Reduce Recidivism Jimmy Jenkins April 14, 2016
Research Shows Relationship Between Income, Longevity Jimmy Jenkins April 12, 2016
Radio Healer Finds The Frequency For Living In The Digital Age Jimmy Jenkins April 01, 2016
Glenn Greenwald On Privacy In The Post-Snowden Age Jimmy Jenkins March 24, 2016
Arizona State University Conference To Highlight Benefits Of Prison Education Jimmy Jenkins March 18, 2016
McDowell Mountain Music Festival Draws National, Local Artists Jimmy Jenkins March 11, 2016
Fisher House Opens In Tucson, Supports Families Of Enlisted, Veterans Jimmy Jenkins March 04, 2016
Group Calls For Closure Of Youth Prisons Jimmy Jenkins March 03, 2016
Phoenix Police Walk A New Data Beat Jimmy Jenkins February 26, 2016
Spot A UFO? Call This Hotline To Report It Jimmy Jenkins February 19, 2016
ASU Lab Training Bomb-Sniffing Dogs To Detect IEDs Jimmy Jenkins February 05, 2016
The Time Machine: 'The Wild Hunt' By The Tallest Man On Earth Jimmy Jenkins January 15, 2016
Phoenix-Area Residents Harvest Water To Hydrate Landscapes Jimmy Jenkins January 15, 2016
David Rawlings Brings 'Obsolete' Sound To Arizona Jimmy Jenkins January 12, 2016
The Search For A True Arizona Christmas Tree Jimmy Jenkins December 24, 2015
Tucson VA Hospital Opens Clinic For Transgender Veterans Jimmy Jenkins December 22, 2015
Arpaio's Call To Arms Could Add To Chaos Of Mass Shootings Jimmy Jenkins December 10, 2015
Pugs Lead The Pack In Scent Detection Research Jimmy Jenkins November 08, 2015