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
Leader, Family Of Sinaloa Cartel Arrested Michel Marizco August 22, 2017
A Harder Punishment For First-Time Offenders Who Cross U.S. Border Illegally Michel Marizco August 18, 2017
Arizona, Mexico Power Companies Creating Cross-Border Power Grid Michel Marizco August 15, 2017
Hundreds March In Tucson After Deadly Weekend In Charlottesville Michel Marizco August 14, 2017
CBP Spent Millions Polygraphing Applicants Who Admitted To Committing Crimes Michel Marizco August 12, 2017
Immigrant Rights Group Says Most Border Patrol Abuses Go Unpunished Michel Marizco August 02, 2017
Homeland Security Waives Environmental Impact Studies for Border Wall Michel Marizco August 01, 2017
Zetas Drug Cartel Members Convicted Of Murdering ICE Agent Michel Marizco July 31, 2017
House Passes Border Wall Funding in Spending Package Michel Marizco July 27, 2017
Auditors Question Success of Border Surveillance Towers Michel Marizco July 25, 2017
Old Weather Radio Technology Still Most Trusted For Tracking Monsoons In Arizona Michel Marizco July 21, 2017
CBP Paying Up To $297 Million To Hire 5,000 New Border Agents Michel Marizco July 19, 2017
U.S. Targets First-Time Illegal Border Crossers Michel Marizco July 14, 2017
Lawsuit: U.S. Turning Away Asylum Seekers Michel Marizco July 12, 2017
Arizona Racing To Modernize Mexican Shipping Routes Michel Marizco July 11, 2017
ICE Targets Parents Of Unaccompanied Central American Minors Michel Marizco June 30, 2017
Award-Winning Series Michel Marizco June 27, 2017
Border Patrol Arrests 4 At Humanitarian Aid Camp Michel Marizco June 17, 2017
Immigrant Heat-Related Deaths Persist As Desert Temperatures Climb Michel Marizco June 17, 2017
Border Patrol Union: Agents Working Checkpoint X-Ray Scanners Develop Cancer Michel Marizco June 14, 2017
Arizona's Sluggish Port Reputation Hurting Cross-Border Trade Michel Marizco June 08, 2017
New Rules Change The Face Of Deportation At The Border Michel Marizco June 07, 2017
Tucson, Pima County Take Up Resolutions Opposing Border Wall Michel Marizco June 06, 2017
U.S. Treasury Targets Sinaloan Heroin Traffickers Michel Marizco May 24, 2017
Sonoran Official Arrested In Tucson Michel Marizco May 23, 2017