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
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
FBI Takes Property From Pinal County Sheriff's Office Jimmy Jenkins February 28, 2017
Monday Morning Dumpster Dive: Even DHS Recommends Against Trump's Travel Ban Jimmy Jenkins February 27, 2017
MCSO Changes Immigrant Detention Policy Again Jimmy Jenkins February 27, 2017
Penzone Asks DHS For Legal Guidance On Immigrant Detention Jimmy Jenkins February 24, 2017
Researchers Study Human Cost Of Immigration Policy Jimmy Jenkins February 23, 2017
Dealing With Immigrant Detention Changing Rapidly At National, Local Level Jimmy Jenkins February 23, 2017
DOJ Policy Change On Private Prisons May Impact Companies In Arizona Jimmy Jenkins February 23, 2017
Bill To Expand Racketeering Law Against Rioters Advances Through Senate Jimmy Jenkins February 23, 2017
MCSO Policy Change Frees Over 30 Immigrants In The Country Illegally KJZZ News February 22, 2017
Uber Launches Self-Driving Vehicles In Tempe Jimmy Jenkins February 21, 2017
ICE Calls MCSO Policy Change On Detentions 'Unfortunate' Jimmy Jenkins February 20, 2017
Monday Morning Dumpster Dive: County Judge Strikes Down A Charter School Challenge Jimmy Jenkins February 20, 2017
Sheriff Ends Courtesy Holds For ICE In MCSO Jails Jimmy Jenkins February 20, 2017
Auditor General Report: Arizona Child-Care Facilities Not Adequately Inspected Jimmy Jenkins February 17, 2017
VieVu Sues Taser Over Phoenix Police Body-Camera Contract Jimmy Jenkins February 16, 2017
Legislature Green Lights San Tan Valley Incorporation KJZZ News February 16, 2017
MCSO Defends Treatment Of Detainees In Federal Court Jimmy Jenkins February 16, 2017