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
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
State Parks Reeling From Budget Cuts Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Lost Boy of Sudan Achieves American Dreams Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Grand Canyon & Other Parks Can Ban Plastic Bottles Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
EPA To Set Strict Pollution Standards For Power Plants Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Boaters Rejoice Dredging Of Channel To Lake Havasu Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Blocking Of Plastic Bottle Ban Spurs Protests Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds Ease Leasing Rules On Tribal Lands Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Park Service: Uranium Mining Hurts Tourism Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
A Navajo Thanksgiving Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Mexico & U.S. Work On Colorado River Agreement Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
The Last Of The Navajo Code Talkers Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
After Closure Threat, Navajo Nation Head Start Continues Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation Issues First Bonds Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
A Look At Haunted Flagstaff Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Uranium Mining Ban Near Grand Canyon Advances Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Who Should Benefit From The Word "Navajo"? Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation Split On Grand Canyon Flight Restrictions Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Urban Outfitters Removes "Navajo" From Site Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Native American Activist Who Sued Feds Dies Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation: Urban Outfitters Must Change Clothing Line Laurel Morales March 26, 2018

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