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
VA Fires Three Administrators Tied To Wait Time Scandal Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 8, 2016
'Gorilla Snot' Used On Arizona Farmer's Fields After Dust Shut Down I-10 Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 2, 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
Genetics Reseach Shows Population Explosions Of Early Humans Jimmy Jenkins May. 12, 2016
Computer Glitch At Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Causes Baggage Headache Katherine Fritcke, 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 Apr. 29, 2016
Amy Goodman speaks about two decades of broadcasts Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 26, 2016
Arizona Department Of Corrections Launches Program To Reduce Recidivism Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 14, 2016
Research Shows Relationship Between Income, Longevity Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 12, 2016
Radio Healer Finds The Frequency For Living In The Digital Age Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 1, 2016
Glenn Greenwald On Privacy Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 24, 2016
Arizona State University Conference To Highlight Benefits Of Prison Education Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 18, 2016
McDowell Mountain Music Festival Draws National, Local Artists Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 11, 2016
Fisher House Opens In Tucson, Supports Families Of Enlisted, Veterans Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 4, 2016
Group Calls For Closure Of Youth Prisons Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 3, 2016
Phoenix Police Walk A New Data Beat Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 26, 2016
Spot A UFO? Call This Hotline To Report It Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 19, 2016
ASU Lab Training Bomb-Sniffing Dogs To Detect IEDs Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 5, 2016
Time Machine: 'The Wild Hunt' By The Tallest Man On Earth Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 15, 2016
Phoenix-Area Residents Harvest Water To Hydrate Landscapes Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 15, 2016
Music Artist David Rawlings Takes Center Stage In New Project Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 12, 2016
Best Of: Holiday Movies To Get Into The Spirit Jimmy Jenkins, Sarah Ventre Dec. 24, 2015