Jim Nintzel


Reporter Profile

Jim Nintzel covers politics for the Tucson Sentinel, an online news agency based in Southern Arizona. Prior to joining the Sentinel, Nintzel spent more than three decades as a reporter and editor with Tucson Weekly, covering politics, science and rock ’n’ roll. He has been named a journalist of the year by the Arizona Press Club and the Arizona Newspaper Association and has won more than 50 state and national awards for his work. He has previously worked for the local PBS affiliate, hosting a weekly political roundtable, and has appeared on CBS, ABC, CNN and other national news networks as well as various NPR affiliates. He taught government reporting at the University of Arizona Journalism School for more than 15 years.

Beat: Arizona government and politics

This journalist reports and writes about state and federal government and politics with a laser focus on how discussions and decisions in Phoenix and Washington, D.C. affect southern Arizona. The beat includes enterprise, watchdog and trend stories stemming from the state legislature and Congress, always through the lens of what it means to southern Arizona.