Jimmy Jenkins

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Senior Field Correspondent - East Valley

Jimmy Jenkins is a senior field correspondent at KJZZ and a contributor to NPR’s Election 2020 and Criminal Justice station collaborations. His work has been featured on Morning Edition, 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.

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
Phoenix-Area Residents Harvest Water To Hydrate Landscapes Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 15, 2016
Music Artist David Rawlings Takes Center Stage In New Project Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 12, 2016
Best Of: Holiday Movies To Get Into The Spirit Jimmy Jenkins, Sarah Ventre Dec. 24, 2015
Tucson VA Hospital Opens Clinic For Transgender Veterans Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 22, 2015
Sheriff Arpaio's Call To Arms Could Add To Chaos Of Mass Shootings Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 10, 2015
Pugs Lead The Pack In Scent Detection Research Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 8, 2015
Scottsdale's Taser International Diversifies, Offers Cloud Storage Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 3, 2015
The Time Machine: 'Get Together' By The Youngbloods Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 30, 2015
Big Sandy Shoot In Arizona Draws Machine-Gun Enthusiasts From Around The World Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 29, 2015
Time Machine: 'Bittersweet' By Big Head Todd And The Monsters Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 15, 2015
Bureau Of Prisons To Release 35 Federal Inmates In Arizona Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 9, 2015
Arpaio Announces 'No Bust Too Small' Drug Campaign On Small-Time Dealers Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 29, 2015
Author Discusses Meaning Of Being Native American, 21st-Century Nomad Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 29, 2015
Phoenix Considers Hiring 125 Police Officers With $16M Surplus In General Fund Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 17, 2015
Phoenix To Host Police Summit, Discuss How To Connect With Community Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 10, 2015
Phoenix FBI Building Leaves Prints In The Desert Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 8, 2015
Simpsons-Inspired Metal Band Okilly Dokilly Creates New Genre Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 7, 2015
Time Machine: 'Under The Bridge' By Red Hot Chili Peppers Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 4, 2015
Many States Try Marketing Campaigns To Improve Their Image Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 28, 2015
Controversy Still Surrounds Reintroduction Of Mexican Gray Wolves Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 25, 2015
Police Trainers: Tempe Company's Deadly-Force Simulator A 'Game Changer' Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 21, 2015
Time Machine: 'Teach Your Children' By Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 14, 2015
Vietnam Veterans Still Struggling With PTSD Decades After War Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 6, 2015
Share Stories Of Your First Phoenix Summer Jimmy Jenkins July 28, 2015
ASU Police Department Vehicles Get An Updated Look Jimmy Jenkins July 21, 2015