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, mmarizco@kjzz.org, on Twitter @borderreporter.

Title Author Publication Date
Auditors Question Success of Border Surveillance Towers Michel Marizco July 25, 2017
Old Weather Radio Technology Still Most Trusted For Tracking Monsoons In Arizona Michel Marizco July 21, 2017
CBP Paying Up To $297 Million To Hire 5,000 New Border Agents Michel Marizco July 19, 2017
U.S. Targets First-Time Illegal Border Crossers Michel Marizco July 14, 2017
Lawsuit: U.S. Turning Away Asylum Seekers Michel Marizco July 12, 2017
Arizona Racing To Modernize Mexican Shipping Routes Michel Marizco July 11, 2017
ICE Targets Parents Of Unaccompanied Central American Minors Michel Marizco June 30, 2017
Award-Winning Series Michel Marizco June 27, 2017
Border Patrol Arrests 4 At Humanitarian Aid Camp Michel Marizco June 17, 2017
Immigrant Heat-Related Deaths Persist As Desert Temperatures Climb Michel Marizco June 17, 2017
Border Patrol Union: Agents Working Checkpoint X-Ray Scanners Develop Cancer Michel Marizco June 14, 2017
Arizona's Sluggish Port Reputation Hurting Cross-Border Trade Michel Marizco June 08, 2017
New Rules Change The Face Of Deportation At The Border Michel Marizco June 07, 2017
Tucson, Pima County Take Up Resolutions Opposing Border Wall Michel Marizco June 06, 2017
U.S. Treasury Targets Sinaloan Heroin Traffickers Michel Marizco May 24, 2017
Sonoran Official Arrested In Tucson Michel Marizco May 23, 2017
Immigration Arrests Up Nearly 40 Percent Under Trump Michel Marizco May 18, 2017
Border Wall Finalists To Build Prototypes In July Michel Marizco May 16, 2017
Popular Journalist Slain In Mexico Michel Marizco May 15, 2017
Attorney For Border Patrol Agent Facing Murder Charges Says Teen Victim Threw Rocks, Ran from U.S. Agents Michel Marizco May 12, 2017
Trump Administration Completes First Border Wall Michel Marizco May 09, 2017
Border Agent's Murder Trial Set for October Michel Marizco May 08, 2017
Federal Spending Bill Includes Funds For New Border Blockades, Towers, Roads Michel Marizco May 02, 2017
Border Patrol Agents Find Pot In Coffin In Southern Arizona Michel Marizco May 01, 2017
Border Agent Hiring Bill Would Waive Some Polygraphs Michel Marizco May 01, 2017

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