Laurel Morales

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Senior Field Correspondent - Fronteras Desk

Known as “the informer” among her siblings, Laurel Morales came by reporting naturally.

She’s been a public radio reporter since 1998, cutting tape with a razor blade at KQED’s California Report. She traded in her flip-flops for snow boots to work for Minnesota Public Radio, where she received her first digital recorder. But Morales has spent most of her career in northern Arizona where she’s had the honor to witness a Miss Navajo sheep butchering contest, a Havasupai medicine woman’s ceremony, and a group of blind teens hike the Grand Canyon.

She joined KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk in 2011. In 2017, Morales produced a multi-platform project called Earth+Bone about what tribes believe to be sacred and what Westerners consider fair game. She’s won several awards for her work, including a national Edward R. Murrow Award for her continuing coverage of the Yarnell Hill Fire. She earned her master’s in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Trump Jr. To Visit Valley, Navajo Nation Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Land Buy Back Program Helps Tribes Consolidate 1.7 Million Acres Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Kids Pick Up Adults' Election Opinions And Anxieties Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
In Arizona CD1, Voters Look Past Candidates' Flaws To District Issues Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
SRP Tests Biomass At Coal-Fired Power Plant Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Oil Companies Want To Drill Next To Chaco Canyon Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Sanders Stumps For Clinton In Flagstaff Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Request For More Polling Sites Denied Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Arizona's 1st Congressional District: 'Rural, But Very Diverse' Steve Goldstein, Laurel Morales Oct. 13, 2016
Some Environmentalists Say Glen Canyon Dam Plan Doesn't Do Enough For Endangered Species Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Young Navajo Voters Want To See More From Clinton Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
House, Senate Pass Resolution To Stop Artifact Trafficking Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
More National Park Service Employees File Harassment Complaints Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Hopi Welcome Tourists But Guard Their Secrets Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Arizona Tribes Stand In Solidarity With Standing Rock Sioux Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
NAU Professor's Research To Anticipate Future Crises Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
EPA Will Pay Companies $85 Million To Help Navajo Clean Up Uranium Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
It's Republican Paul Babeu And Democrat Tom O'Halleran In Monstrous CD-1 Race Laurel Morales Aug. 31, 2016
Arizona Secretary Of State Spent $750,000 On New Website, Promptly Glitches During Primary Laurel Morales Aug. 31, 2016
Candidates Must Go The Distance To Win Arizona's Behemoth First Congressional District Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
ADEQ Will Hold Public Hearings On Mines Near Grand Canyon National Park Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Mesa Group Home Cares For Fragile Native American Children Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Arizona River Stories: Laura Fallon Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Arizona River Stories: Betsy Harter Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Arizona River Stories: Brad Dimock Laurel Morales March 26, 2018

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