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.


Autonomous semi-trucks have been driving along I-10 for months and no one noticed

By: - August 16, 2019

Tech startup TuSimple has been carrying mail for UPS in autonomous semi-trucks between Phoenix and Tucson for “several weeks” with little fanfare.

Dispatchers in Phoenix seek PTSD help, first responder status

By: - August 15, 2019

Emergency service dispatchers in Phoenix are gearing up for a meeting with city officials in an attempt to shore up emergency funding for staff, new systems and therapy resources as nationally, dispatchers are awaiting a decision in Washington D.C. that could impact how they are classified. 

Firefighter cancer claim sparks dispute between Glendale, senator

By: - August 14, 2019

Kevin Thompson exudes optimism, even when talking about the harsh reality of his cancer diagnosis. 

Committee to study murders of Native women and girls to begin its work soon

By: - August 13, 2019

Gov. Doug Ducey, lawmakers and advocates gathered on the third floor of the historic state Capitol building Tuesday morning for a ceremonial signing of a bill that creates a study committee to examine the issue of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls.

Maricopa County recorder sending reps to hacking conference

By: - August 8, 2019

Hackers and tech enthusiasts are gathering in the Nevada desert this week for a conference where new vulnerabilities in software and hardware are discussed, but an unlikely group of people will also be in attendance: the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office. 

ICE Air data reveals who is flying in and out of Mesa

By: - August 7, 2019

Approximately 90 percent percent of the passengers were men. Less than half-a-percent were children. 

There have been 5 ‘mass shootings’ in Arizona so far in 2019, researchers say

By: - August 6, 2019

Just this year, there have been five mass shooting events in the state, according to data compiled by researchers at the non-profit Gun Violence Archive. 

Arizona 3rd worst in US for per-person health care spending

By: - July 29, 2019

Arizona ranks nearly worst in the nation when it comes to per person spending on public health, according to data compiled by researchers at the University of Minnesota. 

Drone nearly grounds aircraft fighting Museum Fire

By: - July 25, 2019

Earlier this week Gov. Doug Ducey warned about the issues drones can create for firefighters. Just two days later, a drone almost shut down firefighting operations on the Museum Fire burning north of Flagstaff. 

Drone sightings at Arizona airports on the rise

By: - July 23, 2019

As the governor and firefighting officials warn the public about drones causing issues for wildfire fighting, airports in Arizona have been dealing with a large increase in drone incidents. 

Sen. Leach shares fake anti-marijuana meme

By: - July 22, 2019

Sen. Vince Leach, R-Tucson, shared a meme Monday afternoon from a parody group, but it appears the senator may not have been in on the joke.  Leach shared the photo along with a story by Politico on how legal marijuana is helping the black market, along with a stock photo of marijuana on some money.  […]

Ducey, firefighting officials warn public about drones near wildfires

By: - July 22, 2019

As firefighters are preparing to use all the aerial assets they have to combat the Museum Fire burning north of Flagstaff, Gov. Doug Ducey and other officials are reminding residents to not fly drones near forest fires.