Poet Nikky Finney says, when it comes to race in this country, Americans are living dangerous times.
Jean Clare Sarmiento joined the digital team at KJZZ in 2016 as a digital media assistant.
Originally from Los Angeles, Sarmiento graduated with an English degree from UCLA and, after working at the college paper, fell in love with journalism.
She moved to Phoenix in 2004 to work for The Arizona Republic as a news copy editor, and later joined azcentral.com as a home-page and politics digital producer. Sarmiento enjoys the craziness of the newsroom, such as when breaking news happens or working election nights, and getting that information out accurately and quickly.
When Sarmiento isn't at KJZZ, she's playing a lot of board games and writing about them on her board-game blog.