About

The Fronteras Desk is a unique KJZZ  project that covers a wide expanse of an under-covered news desert that stretches from northern Arizona deep into northwestern Mexico.

Our senior field correspondents report from lonely buttes hundreds of miles from the nearest town to the depths of major cities in the Sonoran Desert.

We report on complex and controversial subjects from the management of the shared border with Mexico to national security, immigration, business, trade, and life on tribal lands, always with a keen eye to watching and reporting on how your tax dollars are spent and how your life is affected by the public and private policies that influence these lands.

From our beginning in 2010, our mandate has been to show a complete view of this giant swath of desert that ranges from southern Utah all the way to Sinaloa, Mexico, an area nearly 50,000 square miles that’s home to more than 14 million people.

The Fronteras Desk has won recognition for its quality of relentless journalism every year since we began. We continue to grow and expand thanks to the generous support of you, our listeners and the Ford Foundation.

Our reporting is regularly sought after by Marketplace, NPR, PBS Newshour, PRI's The World, the BBC, Here & Now, Telemundo, Univision, and the Arizona Republic.

We’re not only there to report the news when it happens, we return to report on what happens next.