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
Honor Guard Watches Over Firefighters Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Fire-Ravaged Town Feels 'So Surreal' Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Thousands Come To Prescott To Pay Respects To Firefighters Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Yarnell Community Returns — Some To Home, Some To Ashes Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Prescott Community Pays Tribute To Fallen Firefighters Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
'These Are The Worst Of Times For Firefighters' Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Arizona Mourns Firefighters As Blaze Rages On Laurel Morales, Michel Marizco March 26, 2018
19 Firefighters Killed In Fast-Moving Arizona Fire Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Southwest Reservoir Loses Water To Seepage Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Sec. Jewell Makes Emotional Promise To American Indians Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Mining Company Sues Feds Over Grand Canyon Uranium Ban Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
ACLU Sues Flagstaff For Cracking Down On Panhandling Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Native American Vets Struggle With VA System Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Tribes Conflicted Over Grand Canyon Tightrope Walk Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
HUD Threatens To Take Back Navajo Housing Dollars Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Proposal Would Lift Restrictions On Endangered Gray Wolves Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Three Southwestern States See 40 Percent Of Heat Deaths Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Major Drug Raid Dismantles Indian Gang Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Tribes, Enviros Fight Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Colorado River Stakeholders Call For Action Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Money Even Tighter As Indian Country Schools Face Sequestration Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Dairy Farmers, Workers Help Each Other Survive Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds Prepare For Tough Fire Season Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Arizona Scientists Pinpoint Birthplace Of Plague Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds Fly Endangered Fish To Safety Laurel Morales March 26, 2018

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