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
Energy Company To Pay $5 Billion For Contamination Clean-Up Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Urban Sprawl Squeezes Pronghorn Antelope Out Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Colorado River To Flow South Of The Border Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Yarnell Lessons Slow To Emerge Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Senators Propose Bill To Repay States After Shutdown Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Firefighters Prepare For Another Dangerous Season Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Grand Canyon, National Parks Have Big Economic Impact Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Despite Water Crisis, Some Farmers Export Crops Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Hydrologists: Get Used To Drinking Recycled Water Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Water Czar Leaves Big Legacy And Lessons For Dry Southwest Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Narco Traffickers Slash Protected Rainforests Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
EPA Wants To Cut Arizona Emissions Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Impact Of The Long Walk Still Felt 150 Years Later Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Impact Of The Long Walk Still Felt More Than 150 Years Later Laurel Morales June 1, 2018
Scientists Try To Save Seven Southwest Species Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
US Environmental Agency Helps Clean Up Border Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
EPA To Decide Fate Of Navajo Generating Station Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Reservoir Water Levels Rising ... Slowly Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Water Poverty Is A Crisis For Navajo Communities Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Veteran Housing Insufficient Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
What Part Of Sacred Don't You Understand? Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Native American Sacred Places Increasingly Threatened Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Colorado River Users Talk Resource Constraints Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Judge Rejects Plan To Pump Rural Water To Las Vegas Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Foundation Buys Sacred Artifacts To Return To Hopi Laurel Morales March 26, 2018

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