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
Emergency Declared In Mammoth Following Heavy Rain Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 13, 2018
Former WAVE Business Manager Indicted Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 9, 2018
Election Security A Top Priority As Early Voting Gets Underway In AZ Bret Jaspers, Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 6, 2018
Arizona Employment Projected To Grow By 540K Jobs By 2026 Associated Press, Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 3, 2018
Flooding In Mayer Prompts Evacuations Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 2, 2018
Corp Comm Wants Public Input On Johnson Utilities Interim Manager Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Jul. 25, 2018
Corp Comm Votes To Select Interim Manager For Johnson Utilities Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 24, 2018
Arizona Department Of Corrections Appeals Federal Sanction Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 23, 2018
Southeast Valley Towns Take Steps To Address Water Issues Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger Jul. 19, 2018
Kinder, Gentler Trump Satire: Meet 'Decent Don Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 16, 2018
CDC Studies Heat Stress Limits For Outdoor Workers Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 6, 2018
Judge Duncan Retires After 17 Years On Bench Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 25, 2018
Federal Judge Fines Arizona $1.4 Million In Prison Health Case Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 22, 2018
McCain Calls For Closer Look At VA Nursing Homes Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 21, 2018
Coalition Asks House Speaker To Reinstate Criminal Justice Committee Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 20, 2018
Committee OKs Funding For Prison Health Care Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 20, 2018
Federal Judge Considers Independent Monitor For Prison Health Care Case Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 19, 2018
Criminal Justice Committee Led By Embattled Lawmaker Dissolved Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 15, 2018
Family Looking For Answers After Prison Death Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 11, 2018
Mesa Police Bring In Outside Experts To Investigate Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 8, 2018
Man Beaten Wants Mesa Held Accountable Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 7, 2018
Phoenix Expected To Approve Jail Death Settlement Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 6, 2018
Employee Says Corizon Health Risks Patients’ Lives To Avoid Fines Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 4, 2018
Whistleblower: Patients With Mental Illness Suffering In AZ Prisons Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 1, 2018
AZ Prison Health Care Case Continues Mark Brodie, Jimmy Jenkins May. 31, 2018

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