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
Zika Risk One Of Many Reasons Pro Golfers Skip Olympics Jimmy Jenkins July 26, 2016
State To Move Prisoners To Expanded Private Facility Jimmy Jenkins July 18, 2016
When Is It Too Hot To Tee Off? Jimmy Jenkins July 14, 2016
Phoenix Announces First Female Police Chief Jimmy Jenkins July 13, 2016
Calm To Confrontation At Friday Protest In Phoenix Jimmy Jenkins July 11, 2016
Protesters Close Streets In Downtown Phoenix Jimmy Jenkins July 09, 2016
New Drone Regulations Take Off Jimmy Jenkins June 21, 2016
VA Fires Three Administrators Tied To Wait Time Scandal Jimmy Jenkins June 08, 2016
'Gorilla Snot' Used On Arizona Farmer's Fields After Dust Shut Down I-10 Jimmy Jenkins June 02, 2016
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