Michel Marizco photoFronteras 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
Haitian Immigrants Arriving At Arizona Border Michel Marizco October 24, 2016
Central American Families Arriving At Southern Border In Record Numbers Michel Marizco October 19, 2016
Arrest Made In Cross-Border Mexico-US Newborn Trafficking Ring Michel Marizco September 28, 2016
US Targeting Mexico's Cartel Scouts Michel Marizco September 27, 2016
Arizona Congresswoman Wants Homeland Security To Release Accurate Apprehensions Data Michel Marizco September 22, 2016
Border Patrol Using Virtual Simulator To Train Agents On Use Of Force Michel Marizco September 16, 2016
Officials: Man Shot After Trying To Ram US Agents Prompts Arizona Border Crossing Closure Michel Marizco September 09, 2016
Documenting The Dead On The Arizona Border: Lonely Remains Are Matched To Lost Loved Ones Michel Marizco August 29, 2016
Eloy Detention Center Measles Outbreak Officially Over Michel Marizco August 09, 2016
Mexico, US Working Together To Streamline Inspections At Arizona Shipping Port Michel Marizco August 05, 2016
Senator: Investigate Border Patrol Official's Ties To Drug-Smuggling Brother Michel Marizco August 03, 2016
Immigrants Sue Arizona's Medicaid Program Michel Marizco July 28, 2016
Costa Rica To Help US Manage Central American Migrants Michel Marizco July 26, 2016
Eloy Detention Center Reopens After Measles Outbreak Michel Marizco July 19, 2016
US To Inspect Cross-Border Nogales Tunnel Michel Marizco July 19, 2016
In Southern Arizona, A Fight To Save Dying Centenarian Tree Michel Marizco July 18, 2016
U.S. Wants Mexican Drug Trafficker To Pay $10 Billion In Fines Michel Marizco July 13, 2016
Measles Outbreak Causing Backlog Of Cases In Eloy Immigration Court Michel Marizco July 08, 2016
Rights Group: ICE Internal Reviews Show Dangerous Lapses In Migrant Medical Care Michel Marizco July 07, 2016
Arizona Health Officials: ICE Prison Workers Refusing Measles Vaccine Michel Marizco July 06, 2016
CBP Releases Findings Into Four Use of Force Investigations Michel Marizco June 30, 2016
Health Officials: Eloy Detention Center Workers Refusing Measles Vaccinations, Fueling Outbreak Michel Marizco June 30, 2016
Federal Judge Orders Release Of Tucson Border Patrol Holding Cell Photos Michel Marizco June 29, 2016
ACLU: Border Agents Forced Woman To Urinate In Drug Search, Added To Watch List Michel Marizco June 28, 2016
Border Patrol Lie Detectors Accused Of 'Bizarre-Sounding' Behavior Michel Marizco June 22, 2016