Fronteras Desk Senior Editor Michel Marizco is an award-winning investigative reporter. His reporting from the U.S.-Mexico border has revealed government wrong-doings and led to lengthy prison sentences for predators targeting vulnerable populations in Southern Arizona.

In 2016, he received The Associated Press Television-Radio Association’s award for investigative reporting. Previously, his work earned recognition with a National Headliners Award and a Maria Moors Cabot Prize.

In 2010, he helped launch the KJZZ local journalism center, The Fronteras: Changing America Desk and opened the station’s Tucson bureau. He returned in 2016 as the Fronteras Desk’s Senior Editor to lead a team of highly-skilled reporters. His work now focuses on transnational trafficking syndicates, immigration, federal law enforcement and those weird, wild stories that make the U.S.-Mexico border such an inherently fascinating region.

Contact Michel Marizco at 520-820-8525,, on Twitter @borderreporter.

Title Author Publication Date
Judge Orders Release Of More Border Patrol Holding Cell Images Michel Marizco August 18, 2016
Eloy Detention Center Measles Outbreak Officially Over Michel Marizco August 09, 2016
Mexico, US Working Together To Streamline Inspections At Arizona Shipping Port Michel Marizco August 05, 2016
Senator: Investigate Border Patrol Official's Ties To Drug-Smuggling Brother Michel Marizco August 03, 2016
Immigrants Sue Arizona's Medicaid Program Michel Marizco July 28, 2016
Costa Rica To Help US Manage Central American Migrants Michel Marizco July 26, 2016
Eloy Detention Center Reopens After Measles Outbreak Michel Marizco July 19, 2016
US To Inspect Cross-Border Nogales Tunnel Michel Marizco July 19, 2016
In Southern Arizona, A Fight To Save Dying Centenarian Tree Michel Marizco July 18, 2016
US Wants Mexican Drug Trafficker To Pay $10 Billion In Fines Michel Marizco July 13, 2016
Measles Outbreak Causing Backlog Of Cases In Eloy Immigration Court Michel Marizco July 08, 2016
Rights Group: ICE Internal Reviews Show Dangerous Lapses In Migrant Medical Care Michel Marizco July 07, 2016
Arizona Health Officials: ICE Prison Workers Refusing Measles Vaccine Michel Marizco July 06, 2016
CBP Releases Findings Into Four Use Of Force Investigations Michel Marizco June 30, 2016
Health Officials: Eloy Detention Center Workers Refusing Measles Vaccinations, Fueling Outbreak Michel Marizco June 30, 2016
Federal Judge Orders Release Of Tucson Border Patrol Holding Cell Photos Michel Marizco June 30, 2016
ACLU: Border Agents Forced Woman To Urinate In Drug Search, Added To Watch List Michel Marizco June 28, 2016
Judge OKs Lawsuit That Could Give Legal Representation To Migrant Children Michel Marizco June 28, 2016
Border Patrol Lie Detectors Accused Of 'Bizarre-Sounding' Behavior Michel Marizco June 23, 2016
Pima County Warns Residents To Stay Safe After Three Die From Extreme Heat Michel Marizco June 21, 2016
In Unusual Move, FBI Vet Tapped To Head Border Patrol Michel Marizco June 21, 2016
In Yuma, Border Patrol Braces for Heat-Related Border Crosser Deaths Michel Marizco June 17, 2016
Lawsuit Alleges 'Invasive' Body Cavity Search By Arizona Hospital, CBP Michel Marizco June 13, 2016
Officials: Yuma Border Patrol Agent Assaulted, Assailant Shot Dead Michel Marizco June 13, 2016
The Costs Behind A Migrant Crisis: Central American Asylum-Seekers Surge In Yuma Michel Marizco June 06, 2016