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
US Begins To Solicit Contractors To Build Border Wall Michel Marizco February 24, 2017
McSally Only GOP House Rep. In Arizona To Hold Town Hall Michel Marizco February 24, 2017
Banks Want to Ease Self-Regulating Rules for Money Laundering Michel Marizco February 22, 2017
US Immigration Policies On Deportation Widen Michel Marizco February 22, 2017
Audit: Border Wall's Effectiveness Has Never Been Measured Michel Marizco February 17, 2017
US Consulate Security Officer Arrested On Drug-Trafficking Charges Michel Marizco February 13, 2017
680 Arrested In Immigration Roundups Across The Country Michel Marizco February 13, 2017
New Homeland Security Secretary Tours Arizona Border Michel Marizco February 10, 2017
Arizona Woman Deported To Mexico Under New Trump Rule Michel Marizco February 10, 2017
Trump's Immigration Ban To Affect Arizona Program Training Iraqis To Fight ISIS Michel Marizco January 30, 2017
Tucson City Councilmembers Preparing to Fight Trump In Court Over Sanctuary Order Michel Marizco January 27, 2017
Chief Of Border Patrol Resigns Michel Marizco January 26, 2017
Border, Mexico Brace For President Trump's Wall Mandate Jorge Valencia, Michel Marizco January 26, 2017
Trump's Promise Of Wall Seen As Threat On Border, In Mexico Jorge Valencia, Michel Marizco January 25, 2017
Judge Rules Missing Man In Border Case Is Deceased Michel Marizco January 20, 2017
Mexico Extradites 'El Chapo' Guzmán to US Michel Marizco January 19, 2017
New Border Wall Being Erected In Naco Michel Marizco January 18, 2017
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