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