Jonathan Athens

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Jonathan Athens

Jonathan has won numerous awards throughout his career in journalism, spanning from newspapers to television.

Many of his stories have made national headlines. Among them: His investigation into Arkansas State Treasurer Martha Shoffner, steering millions of dollars in bond transactions to the son of one of her friends--three months after Jonathan's series of reports, the federal government indicted Shoffner.

Some of his other stories include reports of violent Central American gang members crossing the Arizona border into Mexico; his investigation in to the City of Bozeman's practice of asking job applicants for their usernames and passwords to social networking sites; and stalled out efforts by lawmakers and stakeholders to come up with a plan to save the Salton Sea.

Jonathan has reported on politics, crime, economic development and environmental issues in Ohio, Arizona, California, Montana, Nebraska and Arkansas.

Prior to becoming a journalist, he worked in advertising and served in the military.

In his spare time, he enjoys horseback riding, target shooting and volunteering at Saddles of Joy ranch.

If you have a story idea or news tip, you can contact him by email at: jathens@kswt.com or call him at 928-271-1081.

Follow him on Twitter: Jonathan Athens@JonathanAthens.

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