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
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
Tucson VA Hospital Opens Clinic For Transgender Veterans Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 22, 2015
Sheriff Arpaio's Call To Arms Could Add To Chaos Of Mass Shootings Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 10, 2015
Pugs Lead The Pack In Scent Detection Research Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 8, 2015
Scottsdale's Taser International Diversifies, Offers Cloud Storage Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 3, 2015
The Time Machine: 'Get Together' By The Youngbloods Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 30, 2015
Big Sandy Shoot In Arizona Draws Machine-Gun Enthusiasts From Around The World Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 28, 2015
Time Machine: 'Bittersweet' By Big Head Todd And The Monsters Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 15, 2015
Bureau Of Prisons To Release 35 Federal Inmates In Arizona Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 9, 2015
Arpaio Announces 'No Bust Too Small' Drug Campaign On Small-Time Dealers Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 29, 2015
Author Discusses Meaning Of Being Native American, 21st-Century Nomad Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 29, 2015
Phoenix Considers Hiring 125 Police Officers With $16M Surplus In General Fund Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 17, 2015
Phoenix To Host Police Summit, Discuss How To Connect With Community Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 10, 2015
Phoenix FBI Building Leaves Prints In The Desert Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 8, 2015
Simpsons-Inspired Metal Band Okilly Dokilly Creates New Genre Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 4, 2015
Time Machine: 'Under The Bridge' By Red Hot Chili Peppers Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 4, 2015
Many States Try Marketing Campaigns To Improve Their Image Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 28, 2015