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
FBI Releases Identity Of Suspected Courthouse Shooter Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 16, 2020
Black Lives Matter Phoenix Condemns Statements By Officials Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 16, 2020
1 Wounded In Drive-By Shooting Outside Courthouse Jimmy Jenkins, Sky Schaudt, Steve Goldstein
Associated Press
Sept. 15, 2020
Tempe Police Chief Announces Resignation Jimmy Jenkins, Steve Goldstein Sept. 15, 2020
Hundreds Gather At Latinos For Trump Event Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 14, 2020
Mesa Partners With Hownd To Boost Local Businesses Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 14, 2020
Trump Will Return To Phoenix Monday Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 11, 2020
AZ Voters Express Hopes, Fears Ahead Of Presidential Election Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 11, 2020
Barr: DOJ Focusing On 8 Meth Hubs, Including Phoenix Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie Sept. 11, 2020
Excessive Heat Warning Issued For Labor Day Weekend Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 4, 2020
AZ Center For Disability Law Sues Cochise County Over Curbside Voting Ban Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 2, 2020
ADOT Advises Alternate Routes For Those Headed North This Weekend Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 3, 2020
University Presidents Present COVID-19 Update To League Of AZ Cities And Towns Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 31, 2020
Research Suggests All Inmates Should Be Tested For COVID-19 Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 31, 2020
Scottsdale Agrees To Pay Axon Up To $9.5M For Proposed New Campus Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 27, 2020
Only Native American On Federal Death Row Executed Associated Press, Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 26, 2020
Federal Government Scheduled To Execute Navajo Man Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 25, 2020
Jeff Flake Endorses Joe Biden For President Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 24, 2020
Inmates: Officials Ordered Us To Refuse COVID-19 Testing Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 21, 2020
Emails: Hickman’s Lobbied Corrections For ‘Permanent Work Camp’ Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 19, 2020
Second Chances Act Ballot Initiative Fails To Clear Signature Review Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 14, 2020
USPS: No Infrastructure Changes In AZ Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 14, 2020
ADEQ: Serious Challenges Remain With Johnson Utilities Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 12, 2020
Gilbert Mayor Resigns Before End Of Term Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 12, 2020
Arizona Prisons Change Kosher Food Offering To 'Common Fare Meal' Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 7, 2020

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