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
President Trump Signs Spending Package With New Money For Old Style Border Walls Michel Marizco March 23, 2018
One Desolate Job: Wooing U.S. Border Agents To Come To Arizona Michel Marizco March 23, 2018
Opening Arguments In Border Patrol Agent's Second-Degree Murder Trial Michel Marizco March 21, 2018
Border Patrol Agent Goes On Trial For Murder Of Mexican Teenager Michel Marizco March 20, 2018
U.S. Border Agent Stands Trial For Murder Tuesday Michel Marizco March 19, 2018
Lawyers Ask Court To Declare Jailed Mexican Journalist's Detention Unconstitutional Michel Marizco March 06, 2018
Former Border Patrol Firearms Instructor Gets 18 Months for Stealing Firearms Michel Marizco March 01, 2018
Border Water Summit To Be Held In El Paso Michel Marizco February 26, 2018
Border Patrol Union President: Agents Destroying Water Jugs Are Humanitarian Michel Marizco February 16, 2018
Untold Arizona: Who Is Buried In Juan Bautista De Anza's Grave? Michel Marizco February 14, 2018
FBI: No Evidence Deceased Border Patrol Agent Was Attacked Michel Marizco February 08, 2018
More Migrants Found Dead Along the U.S.-Mexico Border Michel Marizco February 06, 2018
On Eve Of State Of The Union, Activists Protest A Massive Border Wall Michel Marizco January 30, 2018
Border Port Officers Understaffed, Exhausted Michel Marizco January 30, 2018
Homeland Security Replacing Vehicle Barrier With New Walls in New Mexico Michel Marizco January 23, 2018
Arizona Aid Worker Arrested, Accused Of Harboring Undocumented Immigrants Michel Marizco January 22, 2018
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