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
Three Bills Aim At Preventing Wildfires Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
The View From Here Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Romney Ad Highlights Ties To Mexico Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Arizona Hospital Helps Local Schools Fight Obesity Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Fire Starters: Biggest Causes Of Southwestern Fires Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
EPA Cleans Up National Park Haze Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Simulated Floods Designed To Mitigate Dam Impacts Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
More Grand Canyon Overflights Allowed Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Community Clinics Fill Health Care Gap Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
More Latinos Enthusiastic About Voting Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds Streamline Renewable Energy Projects On Tribal Land Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
SCOTUS Says Feds Must Reimburse Tribes Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds To Distribute $393 Million To Rural Communities Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Despite Massive Wildfires, Total Acreage Low For June Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Homeless Pose Fire Danger In National Forests Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Lawsuit To Be Filed In Bald Eagle Fight Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Latinos Split On Rubio's DREAM Act Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Conservationists Sue To Protect Condors Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Costs Of Fighting Fires Grows Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Sonoran Desert Bald Eagle Protection In Limbo Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Pot Farms Still A Problem On Public Lands Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Mormon Modesty Makes It Challenging To Find A Prom Dress Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Solar Eclipse Dazzles Across Southwest Jill Replogle, Laurel Morales, Mónica Ortiz Uribe, Nick Blumberg March 26, 2018
Experts: Drought, Climate Change Make Mega Fires Inevitable Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Tribal Gambling Revenue Up Laurel Morales March 26, 2018

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