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
Private Prison Company Stocks Rebound With Trump Win Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 11, 2016
Thor, Hendrix Win Seats On MCCCD Governing Board Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 9, 2016
Google Fiber Halts Operations In Phoenix Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 4, 2016
Chicago Cubs Fans Fly The 'W' In The East Valley Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 3, 2016
Stanton Files Paperwork For 2018 Secretary Of State Run Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 1, 2016
Both Parties Spend Big To Get Out The Vote In Arizona Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 28, 2016
Donald Trump Jr. Rallies Supporters In Final Push To The Polls Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 27, 2016
Early Arizona Ballot Returns Show Equal Breakdown By Party Affiliation Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 26, 2016
Moonlighting Police Officers Can Complicate What It Means To Be Full-Time Public Servant Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 25, 2016
5 Candidates Vie For 2 Seats On Maricopa Community College Governing Board Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 21, 2016
Chelsea Clinton Speaks On College Debt At ASU Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 19, 2016
Heavy Storms Shut Down Schools In Safford Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 10, 2016
Arms Manufacturer Looks To Expand Operations Near Maricopa Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 5, 2016
US Supreme Court Won't Hear Taser Appeal Heather van Blokland, Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 4, 2016
Arizona Campus Safety Report Shows Uptick In Sexual Assault Reports At ASU Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 3, 2016
Penzone Calls Sheriff Arpaio's Ad 'Unethical And Irresponsible' Jimmy Jenkins, Steve Goldstein Sep. 30, 2016
Penzone claims the ad is inacurate and causes harm to his reputation Jimmy Jenkins, Jude Joffe-Block Sep. 29, 2016
Jarrett Maupin Arrested During 'Moral Monday' March In Tempe Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 26, 2016
Donald Trump Ramps Up Ground Campaign In Arizona Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 26, 2016
Mike Pence Campaigns In Mesa Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 23, 2016
CD5 Republican Primary Recount Confirms Biggs Wins Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 16, 2016
Judge Orders Recount In Arizona’s 5th Congressional District Primary Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 13, 2016
DNC Settles Portion Of Lawsuit With Arizona Secretary Of State Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 12, 2016
Recorder's Office, Arizona Secretary Of State To Certify CD5 Results Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 11, 2016
Judge Orders 18 Rejected Ballots Be Counted In Arizona CD5 Race Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 9, 2016