Jerod MacDonald-Evoy

Jerod MacDonald-Evoy

Reporter Jerod MacDonald-Evoy joined the Arizona Mirror from the Arizona Republic, where he spent 4 years covering everything from dark money in politics to Catholic priest sexual abuse scandals. He brings strong watchdog sensibilities and creative storytelling skills to the Arizona Mirror.

Ex-Tribune journalist launches site dedicated reporting on extremists

By: - December 4, 2019

A former member of Arizona’s Capitol press corps is launching a news website dubbed The Informant that will report on racist extremism in America. 


AZ to get federal coordinator for MMIWG cases following executive order

By: - November 27, 2019

Arizona will be one of the first of 11 states to receive a new federal coordinator with the U.S. Attorney’s Office that will help with cases of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls as part of a new federal task force.

Task force calls for new laws, education to combat child sex abuse

By: - November 22, 2019

A task force the governor created to help guide lawmakers on possible changes to state laws involving child victims of sexual abuse in Arizona made its final recommendations on Friday.

Fillmore bills target teacher pay, climate crisis ‘indoctrination,’ pledge of allegiance

By: - November 21, 2019

House Education Committee Vice-Chairman John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction, has already submitted a litany of education related bills, including one that would prohibit schools from talking about dating violence and one that would repeal Arizona’s English-only law, an idea he pushed last legislative session. 

State looking to build secure health facility for seriously mentally ill

By: - November 21, 2019

The Arizona Department of Housing has put out a request for proposal for a $3.5 million secure behavioral health residential facility to be built using money lawmakers gave this year to the Housing Trust Fund. 

Republican lawmaker: Schools shouldn’t help students avoid ‘dating abuse’

By: - November 20, 2019

The No. 2 Republican on the Education Committee in the Arizona House of Representatives wants to bar Arizona schools from teaching students how to avoid abusive romantic relationships.

NTSB: Arizona’s lack of rules for self-driving cars partly to blame in fatal Uber crash

By: - November 19, 2019

In a blistering final report on the 2018 fatal Uber self-driving accident, the National Traffic Safety Board divided the blame between Uber, the safety driver in the vehicle and the state of Arizona for lacking regulations and policies governing autonomous vehicles on public roadways.


Youth vaping regulation battle looms for 2020

By: - November 19, 2019

The fight over vaping will be returning to the state Capitol this upcoming legislative session, with public health advocates and vape manufacturers are retailers already gearing up for a pitched battle over how best to curb youth vaping. 


Arizona Town Hall panelists discuss criminal justice reform and families

By: - November 18, 2019

A panel discussion led by the non-profit Arizona Town Hall focused on the harm incarcerated parents have on the health of their families and how criminal justice reforms can play a role in helping alleviate some of those issues in the state.  

Farnsworth bill would make DCS provide monthly report on missing kids

By: - November 15, 2019

The Republican senator who has suggested without evidence that the Arizona Department of Child Safety is linked to a global child-sex-trafficking cabal wants the agency to create new reports on children under its care who go missing.


First 2020 legislation aimed at allowing regulation of Airbnb

By: - November 15, 2019

A bill proposed by state lawmakers Friday would repeal a law put in place in 2016 that prohibits cities and towns from regulating short-term rental properties popularized by companies like Airbnb and VBRO. 


Self-driving delivery company quietly expands testing to include downtown Phoenix

By: - November 14, 2019

Self-driving car company Nuro, which aims to create a fleet of small unmanned cars that deliver food and goods, has quietly expanded its testing operations in the metro Phoenix area, Arizona Mirror has learned.