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
Border Patrol Easing Some Lie Detector Exam Restrictions To Boost Hirings Michel Marizco March 09, 2017
Border Patrol Using Virtual Simulator To Train Agents On Use Of Force Michel Marizco September 16, 2016
Border, Mexico Brace for President Trump's Wall Mandate Michel Marizco and Jorge Valencia January 26, 2017
Eloy Detention Center Measles Outbreak Officially Over Michel Marizco August 09, 2016
Health Officials: Eloy Detention Center Workers Refusing Measles Vaccinations, Fueling Outbreak Michel Marizco June 30, 2016
Immigrants Sue Arizona's Medicaid Program Michel Marizco July 28, 2016
Immigration Arrests Up Nearly 40 Percent Under Trump Michel Marizco May 18, 2017
In Southern Arizona, A Fight To Save Dying Centenarian Tree Michel Marizco July 18, 2016
In Yuma, Border Patrol Braces for Heat-Related Border Crosser Deaths Michel Marizco June 17, 2016
The Border's New Boundaries: Living On The Edge Michel Marizco April 26, 2017
The Border's New Boundaries: This River's Rowboat Doesn't Need A Wall Michel Marizco April 28, 2017
Tucson City Councilmembers Preparing to Fight Trump In Court Over Sanctuary Order Michel Marizco January 27, 2017
3 Arrested In Border Patrol Shooting, Including Suspected Rock Thrower Michel Marizco April 20, 2016
680 Arrested In Immigration Roundups Across The Country Michel Marizco February 13, 2017
A Border Town's Changing Face Michel Marizco December 13, 2016
ACLU: Border Agents Forced Woman To Urinate In Drug Search, Added To Watch List Michel Marizco June 28, 2016
ACLU: Tucson Police Violating Rights During Immigration Checks Michel Marizco May 03, 2016
Appeals Court Orders US To Free Window-Washing Border Crosser Michel Marizco March 07, 2017
Are the Border Patrol's Deterrent Measures Working? August 05, 2013
Arizona Congresswoman Wants Homeland Security To Release Accurate Apprehensions Data Michel Marizco September 22, 2016
Arizona Health Officials: ICE Prison Workers Refusing Measles Vaccine Michel Marizco July 06, 2016
Arizona universities face growing pains February 28, 2013
Arizona Woman Deported To Mexico Under New Trump Rule Michel Marizco February 10, 2017
Arrest Made In Cross-Border Mexico-US Newborn Trafficking Ring Michel Marizco September 28, 2016
Assaults On Border Agents Up From Same Period A Year Ago Michel Marizco December 21, 2016