Jimmy Jenkins

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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
Mesa Investigating Potential Election Law Violation Over Misleading Texts Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 9, 2018
Phoenix EEOC Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Corizon Health Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 24, 2018
Arizona Inmates Lead Discussion On Criminal Justice Reform Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 21, 2018
Study Details Costs Of High Arizona Imprisonment Rate Jimmy Jenkins, Steve Goldstein Sept. 18, 2018
AZ Counties Reach Out To Unregistered Voters Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 13, 2018
County Pursuing Plans For New East Valley Animal Shelter Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 13, 2018
Penzone Says Closing Tent City Saved $20 Million Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 13, 2018
Judge Hears Argument Voter Registration Violations Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 13, 2018
Health Care Concerns Remain In AZ Prisons Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 6, 2018
Johnson Utilities Gives Control Of Financial Accounts Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 31, 2018
Pinal Court Orders Johnson Utility To Turnover Control Of Bank Accounts Holliday Moore, Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 29, 2018
Johnson Utilities Battles Contempt Charge Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 27, 2018
Johnson Utilities Faces Contempt Charge At Corporation Commission Hearing Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 27, 2018
AZ Corp Comm To Hold Meeting Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 23, 2018
Report Reveals Pinal Officials Misused RICO Funds Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 21, 2018
No Charges For Mesa PD Officers In Use Of Force Incident Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 17, 2018
ASU Expands Alcohol Sales At Sun Devil Stadium Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 16, 2018
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
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 July 25, 2018
Corp Comm Votes To Select Interim Manager For Johnson Utilities Jimmy Jenkins July 24, 2018
Arizona Department Of Corrections Appeals Federal Sanction Jimmy Jenkins July 23, 2018
Southeast Valley Towns Take Steps To Address Water Issues Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger July 19, 2018