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.

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
Trump Campaign Makes Unfounded Election Fraud Allegations At Informal Hearing In Phoenix Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Nov. 30, 2020
Several Hundred Inmates Involved In Riot At Eyman Prison Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 26, 2020
Gov. Ducey Announces No New Changes In Arizona Policy Despite Rise In COVID-19 Cases Jimmy Jenkins
Associated Press
Nov. 18, 2020
AZ To Receive $5M From Settlement With Apple Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 18, 2020
Scottsdale Selects Interim Chief Of Police Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 17, 2020
Inmates Say They Were Forced To Serve Expired Meat Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 17, 2020
More Youths Test Positive For COVID-19 At Adobe Mountain School Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 16, 2020
Tempe Cancels Fall Festival Of The Arts Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 13, 2020
New Chair Of AZ Board Of Executive Clemency Named Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 10, 2020
Businesses Reeling After To-Go Alcohol Sales Ruled Illegal Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 10, 2020
Wastewater Problems Remain In Johnson Utilities Service Area Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 9, 2020
Faith Leaders Pray For Patience During The Election Process Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 6, 2020
Schweikert Now Leading Tipirneni In 6th Congressional District Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 5, 2020
Joe Biden Wins Arizona, Flips Longtime Republican Stronghold Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 4, 2020
Audit: Nearly $1M In Unreconciled Inmate Trust Accounts Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 2, 2020
Penzone Leading Sheridan In Maricopa County Sheriff's Race Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 4, 2020
Harris Visits AZ To Make Closing Arguments For Biden Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 29, 2020
Brnovich: AZ Has Located Drugs To Resume Lethal Injections Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 27, 2020
Mayor's Office Says Phoenix Officer Made Credible Threat Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 27, 2020
Chairman Of Arizona Board Of Executive Clemency Dies Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 26, 2020
Records: More Than 500 Department Of Corrections Staff Arrests From 2015-2019 Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 26, 2020
ADC Made $8.2M From Inmate Phone Calls In FY 2019 Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 25, 2020
Sinema To Vote No On Barrett Confirmation To Supreme Court Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 25, 2020
Arizona Attorney General Says His Office Is Available To Help With Election Security Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 21, 2020
Power Outage Briefly Impacts 1,200 Downtown Phoenix Customers Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 21, 2020

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