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
Yarnell evacuees may return Saturday July 03, 2013
US To Inspect Cross-Border Nogales Tunnel Michel Marizco July 19, 2016
US Targeting Mexico's Cartel Scouts Michel Marizco September 27, 2016
US Immigration Policies On Deportation Widen Michel Marizco February 22, 2017
US Consulate Security Officer Arrested On Drug-Trafficking Charges Michel Marizco February 13, 2017
US Begins To Solicit Contractors To Build Border Wall Michel Marizco February 24, 2017
Union: Border Patrol Agent Seriously Injured In Christmas Eve Attack Michel Marizco January 04, 2017
U.S. Wants Mexican Drug Trafficker To Pay $10 Billion In Fines Michel Marizco July 13, 2016
U.S. Treasury Targets Sinaloan Heroin Traffickers Michel Marizco May 25, 2017
Tucson shootings brought changes to mental health treatment January 09, 2012
Tucson school district to end ethnic studies program January 11, 2012
Trump's Promise Of Wall Seen As Threat On Border, In Mexico Michel Marizco, Jorge Valencia January 25, 2017
Trump's Immigration Ban To Affect Arizona Program Training Iraqis To Fight ISIS Michel Marizco January 30, 2017
Trump Administration Completes First Border Wall Michel Marizco May 09, 2017
The Costs Behind A Migrant Crisis: Central American Asylum-Seekers Surge In Yuma Michel Marizco June 06, 2016
The Border's New Boundaries: The Silence Of Violence Michel Marizco April 27, 2017
The Border's New Boundaries: Digital Towers Michel Marizco April 25, 2017
Teens Arrested In Cross-Border Marijuana-Launch Plot Michel Marizco December 09, 2016
Suspected Ringleader Of Sinaloa Cartel Extradited To US Michel Marizco March 08, 2016
Supreme Court Scheduled To Consider Hearing Border Patrol Shooting Lawsuit Michel Marizco March 31, 2016
Sonoran Official Arrested In Tucson Michel Marizco May 24, 2017
Senator: Investigate Border Patrol Official's Ties To Drug-Smuggling Brother Michel Marizco August 03, 2016
Rights Groups Want Border Patrol Held in Contempt of Court Michel Marizco January 11, 2017
Rights Group: ICE Internal Reviews Show Dangerous Lapses In Migrant Medical Care Michel Marizco July 07, 2016
Republican Martha McSally Wins Re-Election In Arizona's CD2 Michel Marizco November 08, 2016