Mitchell Zimmermann
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News Reporter, Phoenix

Mitchell Zimmermann expects to graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in political science. Zimmermann, who interned for KTAR radio, is a broadcast reporter for Cronkite News this spring.

Latest from Mitchell Zimmermann

Filipinos make up 30% of COVID-19 deaths among nurses in U.S., study says

PHOENIX – Filipino nurses on the front lines fighting COVID-19 experience higher infection rates and deaths from the disease. According to National Nurses United, 4% of registered nurses in the U.S. are Filipino, but 30.1% of all COVID-19 related deaths among RNs have been Filipino.


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.


Researchers at Petrified Forest discover fossil of a reptile with claws and a beak

PHOENIX – Researchers in the Petrified Forest National Park have discovered a new species of prehistoric reptile that offers a glimpse into Arizona’s past.


Arizona health experts discuss ASU-developed saliva test, other innovations spurred by COVID-19

PHOENIX – Two Arizona health experts talk about some of the medical innovations that have taken place since the COVID-19 pandemic began in this episode of Arizona in Focus.


Carbon free energy required by 2050 under Arizona Corporation Commission proposal

PHOENIX – The Arizona Corporation Commission has proposed that public utilities be carbon free by 2050, updating a plan enacted in 2006. If approved after hearings and public comment, it would help Arizona catch up with other Southwestern states that already have such regulations.


Arizona’s renewable energy future at play in Corporation Commission races

PHOENIX – As election results come in, the Secretary of State’s Office shows that two Republicans and a Democrat appear to be leading in the race for three Arizona Corporation Commission seats.


#ChalkTheVote: Arizona families hit the sidewalks to encourage voting

PHOENIX – #ChalkTheVote is an effort to get families across the nation to write messages on sidewalks to encourage neighbors to vote. Nearly 300 families in Arizona have participated so far.


APS wants to raise rates, but during pandemic, many Arizonans aren’t on board

PHOENIX – APS has proposed a $184 million rate hike, but opponents say that ignores the financial burden ratepayers have borne since March, when the COVID-19 pandemic was declared.