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
Wildfire Gauge Could Save Future Homes From Fire Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Recent Deluge A Drop In The Bucket Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Arizona Tribe Opposes Copper Mine Land Swap Bill Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Flagstaff Agrees To Settle Panhandling Lawsuit Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Heavy Rains Now, More Fires Yet To Come Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Massive Forest Thinning Project Gets New Contractor Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds Slow To Clean Up Air At National Parks Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Hollywood Provokes With New Drug War Shows Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Powell-Like River Trip Makes For Good Reality TV Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Rains Bring Floods To Fire-Damaged Areas Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Mega Fires Sound Wake-Up Call To City Planners Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
MLK’s Dream Linked To Immigration Dream Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Researchers Study Resilient American Indian Elders Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Decrease In Checks Sent From US Home To Mexico Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation Rounds Up Wild Horses Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
International Adoptions At Lowest Level In 10 Years Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Stop-And-Frisk Debate Sounds Like SB 1070 All Over Again Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Mexican President Proposes Profit Sharing To Save Pemex Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Texas Towns Say Fracking Sucks Them Dry Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds Process Same-Sex Spouse Visas Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Slow To Rebuild After Development Freeze Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Art Dealer Returns Hopi Sacred Items After Change Of Heart Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Generating Station Proposes Solution To EPA Mandates Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Gender Equality In Space: Four Of Eight New NASA Astronauts Are Women Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Univision Rides The Ratings Roller Coaster Laurel Morales March 26, 2018

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