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
Intel Plans $7 Billion Investment In Arizona Factory Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 8, 2017
US Approves Boeing Contract With Kuwait For Apache Helicopters Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 5, 2017
Flake Supports Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 3, 2017
MCSO Monitor Costs County Hundreds Of Thousands Every Month Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 3, 2017
In Maricopa County, Juveniles Are Often Held In Adult Jail Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 1, 2017
Protests Continue For Second Day At Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 30, 2017
Study Finds Race Plays A Role In Police Use Of Force Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 30, 2017
Immigration Ban Protesters Demonstrate At Phoenix Sky Harbor Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 29, 2017
MCSO Faces A Long Road To Compliance With Monitor Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 26, 2017
Judge Leaning Toward Bench Trial For Arpaio Criminal Contempt Case Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 25, 2017
Apache Junction Invests In Infrastructure In Bid For Growth Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 25, 2017
How Does Penzone Seem To Be Handling Sheriff Responsibilities? Jimmy Jenkins, Steve Goldstein Jan. 23, 2017
DACA Drivers License Ban Challenged In Court Again Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 20, 2017
Sheriff Penzone Considers Closing Tent City Jail Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 20, 2017
Penzone Discusses Budget With Board Of Supervisors Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 19, 2017
Stolen MCSO Vehicle Recovered After High-Speed Pursuit Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 5, 2017
New Sheriff In Town: Penzone Takes Oath Of Office Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 4, 2017
Navajo Nation Out Of Money For Cash Assistance Programs Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 27, 2016
Golf A Major Economic Driver In Arizona Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 27, 2016
I-17 Reopens 11 Hours After Officer Involved Shooting In Phoenix Katherine Fritcke, Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 27, 2016
College Football Playoff Comes To Arizona Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 26, 2016
Penzone Announces Leadership Team Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 21, 2016
Arizona Agrees To End Use Of Midazolam In Executions Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 20, 2016
DPS Invests $2.1 Million In Virtual Training Program Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 20, 2016
Shakeup Coming To Phoenix Police Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 16, 2016