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
DOJ: No Precedent For Joe Arpaio Pardon, But Conviction Should Be Dismissed Jimmy Jenkins September 22, 2017
Arizona Laborers Call For Heads Of ICA, ADOSH To Step Down Jimmy Jenkins September 21, 2017
Attorneys Investigating Arizona Prisoner's Death Jimmy Jenkins September 19, 2017
Arizona Judge Not Ready To Vacate Joe Arpaio's Guilty Verdict Jimmy Jenkins September 15, 2017
Federal Judge Losing Confidence In Arizona Department Of Corrections Jimmy Jenkins September 13, 2017
Contractors Turn To 'Prefab' Construction Amid Skilled Labor Shortage Jimmy Jenkins September 13, 2017
Prison Health Care Contract Amendment Could Lead To Financial Windfall For Corizon Jimmy Jenkins September 13, 2017
Federal Judge: 'Ghost Of Retaliation' Hangs Over Arizona Prison Health Care Settlement Jimmy Jenkins September 12, 2017
DOJ Asks Judge To Throw Out Joe Arpaio Verdict Jimmy Jenkins September 12, 2017
Penzone Orders Review Of Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Posse Program Jimmy Jenkins September 08, 2017
Phoenician Looks To Expand Near Camelback Mountain Christina Estes September 07, 2017
Winkle Removed From City Council For Violating Mesa Charter Jimmy Jenkins August 31, 2017
Mesa Councilman Ryan Winkle Offers To Accept Censure, Pay Fine To Avoid Hearing Jimmy Jenkins August 30, 2017
Joe Arpaio: Accepting Pardon Is Not An Admission Of Guilt Jimmy Jenkins August 28, 2017
President Trump Grants Pardon To Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Of Arizona Jimmy Jenkins August 25, 2017
Arizona Sen. Flake Holds Meeting On Breaking Up 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals Jimmy Jenkins August 25, 2017
Trump Says Arpaio Will Be 'Just Fine,' Hints Again At Pardon Jimmy Jenkins August 23, 2017
White House Says No Pardon Planned For Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Jimmy Jenkins August 22, 2017
Experts Say A Presidential Pardon For Joe Arpaio Would Be Rare Jimmy Jenkins August 21, 2017
Confederate Monument Tarred And Feathered In Apache Junction Jimmy Jenkins August 17, 2017
President Trump Says He May Pardon Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Jimmy Jenkins August 14, 2017
Mesa Jail Privatization Comes At A Cost To Other Phoenix-Area Cities Jimmy Jenkins August 14, 2017
Correctional Health Care Company Corizon Slow To Pay Gilbert Hospital Jimmy Jenkins August 10, 2017
Low Staffing Levels At Arizona Prisons Could Lead To Big Fines Jimmy Jenkins August 09, 2017
Federal Judge: Actions Of Arizona Department Of Corrections Director Undermine The Judiciary Jimmy Jenkins August 08, 2017