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
Republican Lawmakers Propose Cost-Control Bill For Border Security Michel Marizco January 12, 2017
Rights Groups Want Border Patrol Held in Contempt of Court Michel Marizco January 11, 2017
Union: Border Patrol Agent Seriously Injured In Christmas Eve Attack Michel Marizco January 04, 2017
Assaults On Border Agents Up From Same Period A Year Ago Michel Marizco December 21, 2016
Autopsy: Guatemalan Detainee Who Died In Arizona Died From Blood Clot Michel Marizco December 20, 2016
A Border Town's Changing Face Michel Marizco December 13, 2016
Teens Arrested In Cross-Border Marijuana-Launch Plot Michel Marizco December 09, 2016
ICE Inmate Dies In Custody In Arizona Michel Marizco November 28, 2016
CBP Adds Temporary Facilities For Migrant Surge In Texas Michel Marizco November 23, 2016
Audit: US Immigration Agency Lost Track Of Thousands Of Green Cards Michel Marizco November 22, 2016
Judge Orders Border Patrol to Improve Conditions in Holding Cells Michel Marizco November 18, 2016
On Wall, Arizona Border Ranchers Want Trump to Keep His Word Michel Marizco November 18, 2016
Former Governor Of Mexican Border State Surrenders Michel Marizco November 10, 2016
Pima County Sheriff's Race Goes To The GOP Michel Marizco November 09, 2016
For Legal Reasons, A Wife Fights To Be A Widow Michel Marizco November 09, 2016
Haitian Immigrants Arriving At Arizona Border Michel Marizco October 24, 2016
Judge Approves Chapo Guzmán's Extradition Michel Marizco October 21, 2016
Central American Families Arriving At Southern Border In Record Numbers Michel Marizco October 19, 2016
Arrest Made In Cross-Border Mexico-US Newborn Trafficking Ring Michel Marizco September 28, 2016
US Targeting Mexico's Cartel Scouts Michel Marizco September 27, 2016
Arizona Congresswoman Wants Homeland Security To Release Accurate Apprehensions Data Michel Marizco September 22, 2016
Border Patrol Using Virtual Simulator To Train Agents On Use Of Force Michel Marizco September 19, 2016
Officials: Man Shot After Trying To Ram US Agents Prompts Arizona Border Crossing Closure Michel Marizco September 08, 2016
Pakistani Smuggler Sentenced For Trying To Buy Military Drone Parts In Tucson Michel Marizco September 02, 2016
Documenting The Dead On The Arizona Border: Lonely Remains Are Matched To Lost Loved Ones Michel Marizco August 29, 2016