Jimmy Jenkins

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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
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
Judge Hears Arguments On Rejected Ballots In Arizona CD5 Race Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 8, 2016
Arizona's 5th Congressional District Primary Race In Court Steve Goldstein, Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 8, 2016
Arizona’s 5th Congressional District Race Heads Back To Court Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 6, 2016
Andy Biggs Leads Christine Jones By 9 Votes In Arizona's 5th Congressional District Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 4, 2016
Former GoDaddy Exec Christine Jones Posting Slight Lead In CD-5 GOP Primary Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 31, 2016
Audit: Arizona Early Childhood Development Group Has Adequate Financial Controls Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 29, 2016
Phoenix VA Medical Director Retires Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 26, 2016
4 Republican Candidates Vie For Fifth Congressional District Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 26, 2016
Private Prison Companies Look To Incarceration Alternatives Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 25, 2016
Prison Phone Calls Just Got More Expensive Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 5, 2016
Zika Risk One Of Many Reasons Pro Golfers Skip Olympics Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 26, 2016
What To Know About Private Prison Expansion In Eloy Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie Jul. 19, 2016
State To Move Prisoners To Expanded Private Facility Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 18, 2016
No Major Incidents Reported At Protests In Phoenix, Tempe Friday Night Jimmy Jenkins, Will Stone Jul. 15, 2016
Too Hot To Tee Off? Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 14, 2016