Jimmy Jenkins

Senior Field Correspondent

Jimmy Jenkins is a Senior Field Correspondent at KJZZ.

Originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, Jenkins has a B.S. in Criminology from Indiana State University.

After spending a decade as a newspaper and magazine freelance reporter, Jenkins returned to school and earned his Masters Degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

His Masters studies led to a job at NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana where Jenkins was a reporter and producer for two years. Already an NPR fan, he found his voice on public radio.

Law enforcement runs in Jenkins’ family and much of his reporting has focused on the criminal justice system.

As a feature reporter covering the Indiana Statehouse, Jenkins detailed a major re-haul of Indiana’s Felony Criminal Code. His other reporting has dealt with Methamphetamine use, designer drug legislation and the Prison Rape Elimination Act. At KJZZ Jenkins has reported on Tasers, body cameras, use of force, prison privatization and former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Jenkins has also reported on energy policy, politics and the environment. He has contributed to All Things Considered, Marketplace, Here and Now, The Takeaway and NPR Newcasts.

In his free time Jenkins likes to read, travel and listen to his ever-growing vinyl record collection – but NPR is always on in the background.

Jimmy Jenkins
Title Author Publication Date
Mesa Councilman Ryan Winkle Pleads Guilty To DUI Charges Jimmy Jenkins July 20, 2017
Arizona Prison Health Care Contract Leads To 'Severe Understaffing' Jimmy Jenkins July 20, 2017
Arizona State Prison Inmate: 'We Are Not Being Treated As Human Beings' Jimmy Jenkins July 14, 2017
Inmates Claim Temperatures In Arizona Prisons Are Above 100 Degrees Jimmy Jenkins July 13, 2017
Mesa Residents Protest Police Brutality Jimmy Jenkins July 07, 2017
Closing Arguments Completed In Last Day Of Arpaio Trial Jimmy Jenkins July 06, 2017
Government And Defense To Give Closing Arguments In Arpaio Trial Jimmy Jenkins July 05, 2017
Mesa Man Stopped For Jaywalking Accuses Police Of Assault Jimmy Jenkins July 05, 2017
Arpaio Attorneys File Motion For Acquittal Jimmy Jenkins June 30, 2017
Defense Rests In Arpaio Criminal Contempt Trial Jimmy Jenkins June 29, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputies Testify In Arpaio Contempt Trial Jimmy Jenkins June 28, 2017
Government Calls More Witnesses In Second Day Of Joe Arpaio Trial Jimmy Jenkins June 28, 2017
Joe Arpaio Contempt Case: Former Attorney Takes The Stand Jimmy Jenkins June 26, 2017
Flake Legislation Would Roll Back Arizona Ozone Standards Jimmy Jenkins June 21, 2017
More Than Half Of Maricopa County Budget Goes To Public Safety, Criminal Justice Jimmy Jenkins June 20, 2017
Mesa Council Moves Forward With Disciplinary Hearing For Winkle Jimmy Jenkins June 15, 2017
Arpaio's Civil Contempt Admission Allowed In Criminal Trial Jimmy Jenkins June 15, 2017
Mesa Introduces New Police Chief Jimmy Jenkins June 08, 2017
MCSO Working To Remove Institutional Bias Jimmy Jenkins June 07, 2017
Flake Says NAFTA Withdrawal Would Be Disastrous For Arizona Jimmy Jenkins June 01, 2017
Arpaio's Words Can Be Used Against Him In Trial Jimmy Jenkins May 31, 2017
Gilbert Road To Reopen After Washout Jimmy Jenkins May 25, 2017
Mesa City Council Considers Removing Ryan Winkle Jimmy Jenkins May 25, 2017
Tent City Jail Is Coming Down Jimmy Jenkins May 25, 2017
MCSO Projects Fee Increases After Mesa Jail Privatization Jimmy Jenkins May 23, 2017