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
DACA Driver's License Ban Challenged In Court Again Jimmy Jenkins January 20, 2017
Sheriff Penzone Considers Closing Tent City Jail Jimmy Jenkins January 20, 2017
Penzone Discusses Budget With Board Of Supervisors Jimmy Jenkins January 19, 2017
Monday Morning Dumpster Dive: Intelligence Agencies On Election Hacking: Trust Us, It Was Russia Jimmy Jenkins January 09, 2017
State Appeals Court Will Hear Challenge To Medicaid Expansion KJZZ News January 05, 2017
Stolen MCSO Vehicle Recovered After High-Speed Pursuit Jimmy Jenkins January 05, 2017
New Sheriff In Town: Penzone Takes Oath Of Office Jimmy Jenkins January 04, 2017
Monday Morning Dumpster Dive: Halliburton's Ultimate Holiday News Dump Jimmy Jenkins January 02, 2017
Navajo Nation Out Of Money For Cash Assistance Programs Jimmy Jenkins December 27, 2016
Golf A Major Economic Driver In Arizona Jimmy Jenkins December 27, 2016
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