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 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
Southern Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally Running For Senate Michel Marizco January 12, 2018
Union: Border Patrol Won't Reach New Staffing Levels For A Decade Michel Marizco January 09, 2018
Marijuana Laws: Some New, Some Old Michel Marizco January 08, 2018
Tougher Federal Rules Create Turmoil For Medical Marijuana Growers Michel Marizco January 05, 2018
Former Sonora Treasurer Seeks Political Asylum In Arizona Michel Marizco January 02, 2018
Judge Rules Border Patrol Must Furnish Detainees With Blankets, Bed Mats Michel Marizco December 23, 2017
U.S. Officials: Federal Prison Populations Show Need for Border Wall, Immigration Reform Michel Marizco December 21, 2017
Public Health, School Officials Describe Immigration Enforcement Tensions Michel Marizco December 07, 2017
Arizona, Sonoran Governors Sign Agreements On Education, Transportation Michel Marizco December 01, 2017
Mexico Wants To Draw U.S.'s Aging Population Michel Marizco November 30, 2017
Report: Rep. Grijalva Accused Of Creating Hostile Workplace Michel Marizco November 28, 2017
Arizona DPS Troopers Attacked A Third Time This Year Near Quartzite Michel Marizco November 28, 2017
Forest Service Sued Over Arizona Copper Mine Michel Marizco November 28, 2017
Senate Spending Bill A Boost To Border Security Michel Marizco November 22, 2017
FBI Offers $25,000 in Border Agent's Death Michel Marizco November 21, 2017
Union: Murdered Border Patrol Agent In Texas Had Been Assaulted Michel Marizco November 20, 2017
Steve Bannon: Brian Terry's Death Spurred Trump's Win Michel Marizco November 18, 2017
Alleged Orchestrator Of Mexican Massacre Arrested Michel Marizco November 16, 2017
Inspectors General: Budget Cuts Could Lead To Corruption Michel Marizco November 16, 2017
DHS Nominee Differs From Her Boss on Border Security Michel Marizco November 08, 2017
Nominated DHS Chief Left With Decisions On Temporary Protected Immigrants Michel Marizco November 07, 2017
Mexican Journalist To Be Honored For Risky Work Michel Marizco November 03, 2017
Border Patrol Continuing Prosecution Program for First-Time Illegal Border Crossers Michel Marizco November 03, 2017
Border Wall Builders Seek Protection Michel Marizco November 02, 2017
Inspector General: Immigration Agencies Need One Approach Michel Marizco November 01, 2017