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
One In Two New Rural Neighbors Is Latino Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Number Of Navajos With HIV Spikes Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation Approves Coal Power Plant Lease Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Anticipate Immigration Reform Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
In Search Of Nice Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Quitting Coal Cuts Carbon, But Costs Customers Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Colorado River Named Most Endangered Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds Have Long Way To Go To Clean Up Navajo Uranium Sites Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
West's Largest Coal Plant Faces Challenges Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
This Story Contains Sensitive Language: Who Do Disclaimers Protect? Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Paris Judge To Decide Legality Of Hopi Artifact Sale Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Grand Canyon Mules To Stop Delivering Packages Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Hopi Outraged Over Auction Of Religious Items Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation Lacks Funding To Complete Jails Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
How The Media And Its Sources Are Perceived Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Drought Continues To Intensify Across The Southwest Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Non-Citizens Serve The U.S. To Become Citizens Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Companies Search For Ways To Mine Uranium Outside Grand Canyon National Park Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Tribe And Environmentalists Sue Forest Service Over Uranium Mine Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Hopi Revises Criminal Code, Regains Sovereignty Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
FBI Offers Insight Into Indian Country Crime Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
President Obama Signs VAWA Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation To Receive Disaster Relief Dollars Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Hualapai Corporation Files For Bankruptcy Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation, Feds Take On Overwhelming Violent Crime Laurel Morales March 26, 2018

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