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
Mesa City Council Accepts Ryan Winkle's Voluntary Suspension Jimmy Jenkins May. 18, 2017
Diabetes Patients And Tech Companies See Value In Continuous Glucose Monitoring Jimmy Jenkins May. 16, 2017
ICE And DHS Target Gangs In Nationiwde 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 At Arizona Department of Corrections Jimmy Jenkins May. 11, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff Penzone Accuses Legislators Of Playing Politics With Public Safety Jimmy Jenkins May. 5, 2017
High Ozone Levels In Phoenix Trigger Pollution Advisories Jimmy Jenkins May. 5, 2017
More Photo Enforcement Coming To Chandler Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 27, 2017
Federal Judge Suggests Outside Monitor For Arizona Prison Health Care Case Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 27, 2017
Bernie Sanders, DNC Chairman Lead Rally In Mesa Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 21, 2017
Intel Installs Solar Carport At Ocotillo Campus In Chandler Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 21, 2017
Mesa Public Safety Agencies Present Budget Proposals Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 20, 2017
In The Police Body Camera Market, Real Money's On The Back End Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 19, 2017
Arpaio Appealing To 9th Circuit For Jury Trial Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 14, 2017
Flake Faces Raucous Opposition At Mesa Town Hall Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 14, 2017
MVD Offering Arizona Lottery Tickets Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 13, 2017
Judge Delays Joe Arpaio Criminal Contempt Trial Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 12, 2017
Arpaio's Lead Attorney Steps Down Weeks Before Contempt Trial Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 6, 2017
Valley Tech Company Taser Rebrands As Axon Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 5, 2017
How Long Was Decision In The Making To Close Tent City? Steve Goldstein, Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie Apr. 5, 2017
Sheriff Penzone Closing Tent City Jail Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 4, 2017
Arizona Has One Of Highest Rates Of Pedestrian Deaths In US Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 31, 2017
ADOT To Help Stranded Motorists With Quick Clear Program Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 31, 2017
2 Years Later, Arizona DOC Still Not In Compliance With Healthcare Performance Measures Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 30, 2017
Mesa Considers Private Jail Project In Effort To Reduce Costs Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 22, 2017