Michel Marizco


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Michel Marizco is KJZZ's Fronteras Desk Senior Editor.

KJZZ's Fronteras Desk Senior Editor Michel Marizco is an award-winning investigative reporter. His reporting from the U.S.-Mexico border has revealed government wrongdoings and led to lengthy prison sentences for predators targeting vulnerable populations in southern Arizona.He leads a diverse team of reporters who work in the vast and remote Navajo Nation, in quiet immigrant communities in Phoenix, along the Mexican border, the state of Sonora in northwestern Mexico and in the colorful and vivacious Mexico City.Their work focuses on the enterprising efforts in these regions to bring them into the 21st century’s global marketplace; the cultures, curiosities, and tensions as these places change; and on those weird, wild stories that make the U.S.-Mexico border such an inherently fascinating region. 

Adela Diaz says the coronavirus pandemic has brought new urgency to her college major in public health.

A young Latina voter in Arizona reflects on the contentious 2020 election

Adela Diaz, an 18-year-old Latina, recalled a tense night on Nov. 3, after she voted in her first US presidential election.

Adela Diaz, who will be a first-time voter in 2020, at home in Phoenix, Arizona.

As polls open in Arizona, Biden wins this Latina’s vote with his health care platform

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President Donald Trump arrives for a Latinos for Trump Coalition roundtable at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Phoenix.

Trump, Biden battle for Latino vote in Arizona

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Adela Diaz, who will be a first-time voter in 2020, at home in Phoenix, Arizona.

Health disparities are top of mind for Latina student voter

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Adela Diaz, who will be a first-time voter in 2020, poses on her campus at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

The top issue for one Arizona first-time voter? Health care.

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ATF’s ‘Fast and Furious’ dealt another blow

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ controversial Fast and Furious program took a hit yesterday as Kenneth E. Melson, the acting director of the Phoenix office, stepped down along with the U.S. Attorney in Arizona, Dennis K. Burke.

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Winds Challenge Crews Battling U.S. Wildfires


Firefighters across the southwestern United States are facing some of the season’s worst weather, as crews battle record blazes. Michel Marizco,a reporter with our partner station in Arizona, KJZZ, speaks with us.