Jamie Landers
Jamie Landers Jay-mee Lan-duhrz
Innovation Squad, Phoenix

Jamie Landers expects to graduate in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Landers has been a reporter and anchor for Cronkite News, as well as a breaking news reporter for The Arizona Republic and a documentary producer for Arizona PBS.

Latest from Jamie Landers

FDA approves Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, but concerns raised about cost, effectiveness

For the first time since 2003, the Federal Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive brain disorder. But with limited clinical trials and a hefty price tag, officials are skeptical about Aduhelm.


Heat stroke vs. heat exhaustion: How to know which is which

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, nearly 3,000 people go to the emergency room every year due to heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Here's how to know when you're experiencing what, and the best ways to avoid them.


With the country reopening while COVID’s still out there, how safe is it to fly?

PHOENIX – As more Americans get vaccinated, travel is picking up for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. But does your dose really make it OK to fly commercially? Experts say it’s safer than you might think.


Arizonans host a range of events to mark brand-new Juneteenth holiday

WASHINGTON - The federal Juneteenth holiday may be brand new, but you might not know it from the number of celebrations already planned to mark the day in Arizona, with celebrations across the state scheduled to start Friday night and continue through Saturday evening.


Should we be concerned about new COVID-19 outbreaks around the globe?

PHOENIX – As some countries begin to ease COVID-19 restrictions, what’s the risk of an additional, and deadlier, surge? Experts say variants and varying vaccination rates will determine the chances around the globe.


With drug overdoses rising, leaders take action

PHOENIX – Amid record overdose deaths in the U.S., policymakers are proposing measures to expand treatment, reduce the chance of overdose and direct more funding to the problem.


‘I instantly knew he was dead’: Drug overdoses surge during pandemic, piling tragedy upon tragedy

TUCSON – While stay-at-home orders kept people safe from contracting COVID-19, home is where isolation and limited access to treatment fueled substance use disorders and led to a spike in overdose deaths.


‘Therapy is for white people’: Black mental health experts work to overcome stigmas

PHOENIX – The pandemic exacerbated health disparities among Black people, but getting culturally appropriate services remains a challenge.

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Dementia patients at greater risk for COVID-19, study shows

PHOENIX – There are times when the residents in Marian Gutierrez’s group home are blissfully unaware: unaware of the pandemic gripping the globe, of the political turmoil it has caused and the lives it has stolen. Yet they aren’t exempt from the pain it has inflicted.


Doctors call for action to eliminate vitamin D deficiencies to help fight COVID

PHOENIX – Some studies have linked deficiencies of vitamin D to severe and sometimes fatal cases of COVID-19, and experts say even the relentless Arizona sun doesn’t provide optimal levels.


Overcoming vaccine doubts, fears requires outreach and education, experts say

PHOENIX - As rollout of COVID-19 vaccines continues, Mayo Clinic and other organizations are working to get skeptics, including some people of color, on board.


‘Coronavirus Chronicles’: Cronkite News special highlights pandemic coverage

The Coronavirus Chronicles takes viewers through several weeks of the biggest coronavirus stories since the outbreak began – while offering an inside look at how the newsroom navigated bringing stories of a worldwide crisis to audiences.


Nonprofit, 5 Arizona companies give back to first responders

As COVID-19 sweeps Arizona several companies are redirecting their businesses to meet the demands of first responders.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Navajo leaders exposed to illness; state to get 100 ventilators from FEMA stockpile

PHOENIX – Breakdown of cases by ZIP code is coming to Arizona, and other news from around the Grand Canyon State.


ASU cancels May commencement due to coronavirus, joining NAU, UArizona

PHOENIX – Arizona State University made an unprecedented decision Thursday morning to cancel in-person commencement ceremonies in May.


8 things to know about the novel coronavirus, wipes and ‘Dr. Germ’

TUCSON – Charles Gerba of the University of Arizona, aka “Dr. Germ,” discusses research on disinfectants’ power to kill the coronavirus, how smartphones can spread COVID-19 and how well microfiber works.


Bill would expand anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ community statewide

PHOENIX – Phoenix and other cities protect residents and visitors based on race, disability and ”gender identity or expression,” but several lawmakers and community leaders say it’s time for a statewide law. SB 1321 would ban discrimination in housing, jobs and other areas based on sexual orientation and gender identity.