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(s) Publication Date
DACA Drivers License Ban Challenged In Court Again Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 20, 2017
Sheriff Penzone Considers Closing Tent City Jail Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 20, 2017
Penzone Discusses Budget With Board Of Supervisors Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 19, 2017
Stolen MCSO Vehicle Recovered After High-Speed Pursuit Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 5, 2017
New Sheriff In Town: Penzone Takes Oath Of Office Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 4, 2017
Navajo Nation Out Of Money For Cash Assistance Programs Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 27, 2016
Golf A Major Economic Driver In Arizona Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 27, 2016
I-17 Reopens 11 Hours After Officer Involved Shooting In Phoenix Katherine Fritcke, Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 27, 2016
College Football Playoff Comes To Arizona Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 26, 2016
Penzone Announces Leadership Team Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 21, 2016
Arizona Agrees To End Use Of Midazolam In Executions Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 20, 2016
DPS Invests $2.1 Million In Virtual Training Program Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 20, 2016
Shakeup Coming To Phoenix Police Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 16, 2016
Arpaio Closes Five-Year Investigation Into President’s Birth Certificate Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 16, 2016
Defense Authorization Act Would Fund Apache Helicopter Upgrades In Mesa Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 14, 2016
Scottsdale City Manager Chosen Katherine Fritcke, Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 9, 2016
National Defense Authorization Act Could Impact Flight Paths Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 9, 2016
Scottsdale Continues Search For A City Manager Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 8, 2016
ADEQ Conducting Additional Tests On Johnson Utilities Water Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 6, 2016
DHS To ICE: Continue Use Of Private Immigrant Detention Facilities Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 3, 2016
DOJ Calls For More Oversight Of Privately Operated Halfway Houses Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 30, 2016
Tempe Mill Avenue New Year's Block Party Scaling Back Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 30, 2016
Psychiatric Patients Face Long Wait Times As ERs Aren't Equipped To Handle Them Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 25, 2016
Chandler Puts Forward Amended Sign Ordinance Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 23, 2016
Phoenix Abortion Services Provider Seeks Injunction In AG Investigation Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 18, 2016