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 Publication Date
ICE And DHS Target Gangs In Nationwide Operation Jimmy Jenkins May 12, 2017
Chandler Plans To Hire More Public Safety Officers Jimmy Jenkins May 11, 2017
2 Inmate Deaths In 1 Week In Arizona Prisons Jimmy Jenkins May 11, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff Penzone Accuses Legislators Of Playing Politics With Public Safety Jimmy Jenkins May 05, 2017
High Ozone Levels In Phoenix Trigger Pollution Advisories Jimmy Jenkins May 05, 2017
More Photo Enforcement Coming To Chandler Jimmy Jenkins April 27, 2017
Federal Judge Suggests Outside Monitor For Arizona Prison Health Care Case Jimmy Jenkins April 27, 2017
Bernie Sanders, DNC Chairman Lead Rally In Mesa Jimmy Jenkins April 21, 2017
Intel Installs Solar Carport At Ocotillo Campus In Chandler Jimmy Jenkins April 21, 2017
Mesa Public Safety Agencies Present Budget Proposals Jimmy Jenkins April 20, 2017
In The Body Camera Market, Real Money's On The Back End Jimmy Jenkins April 19, 2017
Arpaio Appealing To 9th Circuit For Jury Trial Jimmy Jenkins April 14, 2017
Flake Faces Raucous Opposition At Mesa Town Hall Jimmy Jenkins April 14, 2017
MVD Offering Arizona Lottery Tickets Jimmy Jenkins April 13, 2017
Judge Delays Joe Arpaio Criminal Contempt Trial Jimmy Jenkins April 12, 2017
Arpaio's Lead Attorney Steps Down Weeks Before Trial Jimmy Jenkins April 06, 2017
Valley Tech Company Taser Rebrands As Axon Jimmy Jenkins April 05, 2017
How Long Was Decision In The Making To Close Tent City? Steve Goldstein April 05, 2017
Sheriff Penzone Closing Tent City Jail Jimmy Jenkins April 04, 2017
Arizona Has One Of Highest Rates Of Pedestrian Deaths In US Jimmy Jenkins March 31, 2017
ADOT To Help Stranded Motorists With Quick Clear Program Jimmy Jenkins March 31, 2017
Arpaio Seeks To Block Previous Statements From Criminal Trial KJZZ News March 30, 2017
2 Years Later, Arizona DOC Still Not In Compliance With Healthcare Performance Measures Jimmy Jenkins March 30, 2017
Mesa Considers Private Jail Project In Effort To Reduce Costs Jimmy Jenkins March 22, 2017
Officials Say Motorist Anti-Trash Campaign Is Working Jimmy Jenkins March 21, 2017