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 Nation: Urban Outfitters Must Change Clothing Line Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Republicans: End Ban On New Uranium Mining Claims Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Coal Remains King On Navajo Nation...For Now Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo & Hopi Tribes Reconcile To Send A Voice To Washington Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Large Uranium Mine On Navajo Nation To Be Cleaned Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
California And Feds Disagree About E-Verify Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation Seeks UN’s Help To Stop Snowmaking Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Federal Grants Fight Crime in Indian Country Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Should Reclaimed Water Be Used On A "Church"? Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Retirement Redefined: Useful Links & Numbers Michel Marizco, Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Eradicating Tamarisk Trees May Endanger A Bird Species Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Fatal Crashes Three Times Higher On Rural Roads Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
ASU Study: No Water Supply Crisis In Arizona, Yet Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds To Clean Up Pollution At Native American Schools Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Retirement Redefined: Hard Economic Times Lead To Unexpected Lifestyles Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Chevron Agrees To Uranium Clean Up On Navajo Nation Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
The Private Versus Public Prisons Debate: Are The Cost Savings Real? Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Harm Latinos Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Seeing The Grand Canyon Through The Other Senses Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Study: National Parks In Jeopardy Without Major Infusion Of Funds Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Water Usage Drops Despite Higher Population In Western U.S. & Mexico Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation Hopes To Boost Water Supplies With Settlement Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds Act To Stop Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Strange Bed Fellows Save Forests Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Colorado River Runners Anticipate Big Water Laurel Morales March 26, 2018

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