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
Former Guns & Ammo Editor Shoots, Kills Friend Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
National Forests Close Roads Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Wood Industry Can Prevent Catastrophic Fires Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Southwestern Tribes Talk Indigenous Rights Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Southwest Seen As Most Vulnerable To Wildfire Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Indian Child Welfare Act Still Crucial Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Juvenile Detention Helps Kids Stay In School Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Educator, Visionary Dies Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
U.S. To Pay Tribes $1 Billion To Settle Land Dispute Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Wireless Medicine Connects Navajo Heart Patients Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Flagstaff & Navajo Nation Seek To Heal Race Relations Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Grand Canyon Hiker Dies Close To Her Goal Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Indian School Makes Historical Landmark List Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Military Turns To Schools To Learn More About Climate Change Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Automatic Vehicle Repo Devices May Be Illegal On Navajo Nation Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Radio Essential To Tribes Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Coal Industry Under Scrutiny On Tribal Land Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Obama Boosts Bio-Industry With Mandate To Buy Green Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Flagstaff 911 Dispatcher Saves a Life Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Struggle With Stigma Of AIDS Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Nation Recognizes Nuclear Test Downwinders Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Coal Fired Plant Studies Environmental Options Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds Ban New Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Code Talker Working To Memorialize Group Dies Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Interior Secretary To Finalize Uranium Ban Near Grand Canyon Laurel Morales March 26, 2018

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