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
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
CBP Pilot Program Intended to Ease Crowded Downtown Port Michel Marizco October 30, 2017
Nominee To Head CBP Cleared Of Wrongdoing Ahead Of Senate Hearing Michel Marizco October 24, 2017
Former Texas Attorney Fights Guilty Verdict In Cross-Border Laundering Scheme Michel Marizco October 19, 2017
Final Defendant Arrested In Notorious Gunwalk Murder Case Michel Marizco October 18, 2017
Contractors Start Building Border Wall Prototypes Michel Marizco September 26, 2017
Arizona City Helping Mexican Neighbor With Sewage Spill Michel Marizco September 21, 2017
California Sues To Stop A New Border Wall Michel Marizco September 20, 2017
ADOT Training Mexican Truck Drivers Michel Marizco September 19, 2017
Arizona Town Losing Landmark Business As Border Shopping Habits Change Michel Marizco September 19, 2017
1 Dead After Gunfight with Border Patrol, State Troopers Michel Marizco September 13, 2017
Defense: U.S. Prosecutors In Border Agent Murder Trial Used Fabricated Evidence Michel Marizco September 13, 2017
Environmental Rules Waived For Calexico Border Fence Replacement Michel Marizco September 12, 2017
Cross Border Energy Project Concerns Border Patrol Michel Marizco September 12, 2017
8.2 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Mexico, Felt In Mexico City Michel Marizco September 08, 2017
Arizona Construction Company Among 4 Chosen To Build Border Wall Prototypes Michel Marizco August 31, 2017
CBP Prioritizes Hiring More Agents For Arizona Michel Marizco August 28, 2017