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
Federal Coal Regulations On Trial Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Judge Approves Sale Of Hopi Sacred Items Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Hopi Sue Auction House To Stop Another Sale Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds Slow To Roll Out Spanish-Language Health Care Website Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds Want To Change Mexican Wolf Recovery Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Families To Finally See Rebuilding Funds Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Casinos Stimulate Economy — At A Cost Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
DACA Serves As Pilot For Immigration Reform Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Mexico Fails To Solve Missing Persons Cases Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Arizona Copper Land Swap Hits Setback Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Colorado River High Flow Cuts Hydropower Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Company Postpones Opening Canyon Mine Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
School Leaders Try To Do More With Less Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
College Town Struggles To Keep Low Income Housing Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Dia De Los Muertos Comes North Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Arizona Gets Partial Shutdown Refund Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Poor Students Make Up Majority In The West Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Washington vs. Dallas Game Stirs Up Mascot Controversy Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Shutdown Has Widespread Effect On American Indian Tribes Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Arizona Lawmakers Work On Survivor Benefit Bill Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Shutdown Means A Windfall For A Few Arizona Tribes Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Tourists Find Ways Around National Parks Shutdown Laurel Morales, Lorne Matalon March 26, 2018
Government Shutdown Hits National Parks Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Drug Cartel Provides Storm Relief, Helps Image Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Lessons Learned From The Yarnell Hill Fire Investigation Laurel Morales March 26, 2018

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