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
House Sends Enhanced VAWA To President For Signature Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
House Debates Violence Against Women Act Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
National Parks Gear Up For Season, And Sequester Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Indian Health Faces Possible Sequestration Cuts Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
A Billágaana's Attempt At Understanding Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Napolitano: Border Secure, But Not Done Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Mexico's Police Reform Faces Longstanding Challenges Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation Still Recovers From Water Crisis Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Sports Fans Hold On To Native American Mascots Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Former Miss Navajo Rides Rough Road To Grammys Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation Seeks Help to Fix Pipes Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Senate To Take Up VAWA Reauthorization Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
New Navajo Casino Provides Much-Needed Jobs Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Havasupai Medicine Woman Heals More Than Tribe Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Medicine Woman's Wise Words Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Tribes Vulnerable To Climate Change Health Impacts Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds Streamline Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Projects Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
EPA Wants Coal Plant To Clean Up Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Debate Over Native American Mascots Rages On Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation Wants To Be 51st Medicaid State Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Proponents Plan To Reintroduce VAWA Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
2012 The Warmest Year On Record Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Largest Coal-Fired Plant In West To Be Studied Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Violence Against Women Act Dies In Congress Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds Expand Critical Habitat For Southwest Songbird Laurel Morales March 26, 2018

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