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
Navajo Running Tradition Catalyst For Change Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Kirkpatrick Makes A Comeback Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds Launch Land Buy-Back For Tribes Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Online Course Teaches Civilian Response To Mass Shootings Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Respecting Privacy Can Be Hard To Do Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajos Often Victims Of Predatory Car Sales Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Arizona Man Faces Big Fine Over Feathers Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Pondering The Age Of The Grand Canyon Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Solving The Southwest’s Water Problem Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds Finalize Cobell Settlement With Tribes Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Undocumented And Unafraid Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
US, Mexico To Sign Landmark Colorado River Agreement Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
EPA Puts New Limits On Arizona Coal Plants Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
US And Mexico To Reach Water Agreement Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds To Simulate Flood Through Grand Canyon Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Wallow Fire Starters Ordered To Pay Victims $3.7 Million Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Prescribed Burns: A Necessary Evil Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Native Americans Rock The Vote Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Who Should Own The Grand Canyon? Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
DACA Applicants Deterred By Romney's Immigration Stance Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Native American Women Still Lack Access To Emergency Contraception Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation To Preserve Dinosaur Tracks Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Game Warden Fields Crazy Calls Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
USDA Resolves Lawsuits With Women, Hispanics Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Researchers To Study Uranium Impacts On Navajo Children Laurel Morales March 26, 2018

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