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 Allocate $3 Million To Former Bennett Freeze Housing Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Lawmakers Approve Plan To Purchase Colorado Ranch Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Many Mayer Homes Uninhabitable After Flash Flood Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation Wants To Buy Sacred Mountains In Colorado Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Arizona Health Care Providers Worried About Reform Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
No Vacancy At Grand Canyon Cemetery Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Grand Canyon Comes Up With River Plan After Harassment Report Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
6 Homes Destroyed By Fire In Kingman Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Goodwin Fire: Hundreds Of Animals Evacuated Laurel Morales July 3, 2017
Some Goodwin Fire Evacuees In A Holding Pattern Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Some Goodwin Fire Evacuees In A Holding Pattern Laurel Morales July 3, 2017
Drone Operator Suspect Arrested Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Goodwin Fire Now 43 Percent Contained Laurel Morales June 30, 2017
19 Firefighters Remembered 4 Years Later Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Arizona's Goodwin Fire Considered Top U.S. Priority Laurel Morales, Stina Sieg June 29, 2017
Navajo Generating Station To Operate Until 2019 Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Fry Bread Nation Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation To Negotiate Power Plant Lease Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation Gets 1st Starbucks Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Coconino Finds 34 Abandoned Campfires In One Weekend Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation Gives $5.8 Million In Bonuses Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Firefighters To Drone Operators: 'If You Fly, We Can't' Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Fire Managers Evacuate Residents Near Payson Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Interior Secretary Zinke Proposes Shrinking Bears Ears Monument Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Fire Closes Highway To The Grand Canyon Laurel Morales March 26, 2018

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