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
Police Trainers: Tempe Company's Deadly-Force Simulator A 'Game Changer' Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 21, 2015
Time Machine: 'Teach Your Children' By Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 14, 2015
Vietnam Veterans Still Struggling With PTSD Decades After War Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 6, 2015
Share Stories Of Your First Phoenix Summer Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 28, 2015
ASU Police Department Vehicles Get An Updated Look Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 21, 2015
Drone Technology Not An Alternative For Police Department Sky Patrols Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 17, 2015
Dinner Lab Brings Unique Dining To Phoenix, With A Hint Of Mystery Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 16, 2015
ASU Research Focuses On Best Practices For Police Body Cameras Jimmy Jenkins May. 20, 2015
What The Police Think About Social Media Jimmy Jenkins May. 1, 2015
What’s In A Name? For Some Shelter Dogs, It Could Mean Everything Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 24, 2015
New ASU Study Shows Taser Use Temporarily Impairs Brain Function Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 9, 2015
Sounds Of The City: Bagpipes Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 19, 2015
Phoenix Hosts Its 24th Annual UFO Congress Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 19, 2015
Phoenix Open's 16th Hole Is A Tournament Tradition Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 30, 2015
Celebrating The Winter Season Through Solstice Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 25, 2014
The Search For A True Arizona Christmas Tree Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 18, 2014
U.S. Census Bureau To Use Maricopa County For Data Collection Test Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 3, 2014
FAA: Planes Over Central Phoenix Neigborhoods Not Flying Right Route Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 17, 2014
Phoenix Art Gallery Made Of Shipping Containers Displays Life-Size Dioramas Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 7, 2014
Urban Farmers Participate In The Valley's 'Tour de Coops' Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 6, 2014
Valley Skateboarders Create A Community On Wheels Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 31, 2014
Arizona Prepperfest Focuses On Self-Reliance, Not Doomsday Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 30, 2014
Haunted House Season Comes To The Valley Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 17, 2014
Phoenix Police Applicants Take Written Exam, Physical Test Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 29, 2014
Maricopa County To Set Up Permanent Medication Collection Sites Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 25, 2014