Laurel Morales photoSenior Field Correspondent Laurel Morales (Flagstaff) believes everyone has an amazing story to tell. You just have to ask the right questions.

Morales seeks new angles and compelling unheard voices like the ex-gang member working to graduate from high school, or the honor guard who stayed with the bodies of the 19 firefighters who died in Yarnell, Ariz., or the art dealer who after visiting the Hopi decided to return sacred artifacts to the tribe.

Morales came to northern Arizona in 2003 from rural Minnesota, where she worked as a reporter after receiving her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She left Minnesota Public Radio after her contact lenses froze to her eyeballs on a short walk from her apartment to the station. While Flagstaff still has snow, the winters are short and bearable.

And there’s never a shortage of stories in northern Arizona. She’s covered environmental issues at the Grand Canyon, the impact of war, water shortages, wildfires and everything in between. Living next to the largest tribe and reservation in the country, many of her stories are about American Indian issues. And many of those stories are picked up by national programs.

She has won several Edward R. Murrow and Associated Press awards and a national PRNDI award for the only commentary she's ever written. It was about changing her name from Druley to Morales when she got married.

Follow Laurel Morales on Twitter @laurelgwyn.

Title Author Publication Date
Doctor Unmasked As Artist Provokes, Inspires On The Navajo Nation Laurel Morales August 19, 2015
Navajo Nation Farmers Worry About Future Seasons After EPA Spill Laurel Morales August 17, 2015
Animas River Opens, San Juan River Remains Closed Laurel Morales August 15, 2015
Navajo Farmers Air Frustrations To EPA Over Wastewater Spill Laurel Morales August 14, 2015
Navajo Farmers Watch Crops Dry Up In Wake Of Mine Wastewater Spill Laurel Morales August 11, 2015
Navajo President Threatens To Sue EPA Over Mine Spill Laurel Morales August 11, 2015
Navajo Language Decision Represents Paradigm Shift Laurel Morales August 10, 2015
EPA Releases Mine Waste Into Colorado's Animas River Laurel Morales August 07, 2015
Yarnell Homeowners File Appeal Over State's Responsibility Laurel Morales August 04, 2015
Supreme Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Doesn't Apply To Tribes Laurel Morales July 31, 2015
Navajo Nation Votes To Relax Language-Fluency Requirement For Candidates Laurel Morales July 22, 2015
New York Man Arrested For Threatening Calls To Flagstaff Schools Laurel Morales July 21, 2015
Navajo To Vote On Language Requirement Laurel Morales July 14, 2015
Artists To Complete Arizona's Largest Mural In Flagstaff Laurel Morales June 26, 2015
Navajo Nation Zoo To Provide More Eagle Feathers Laurel Morales June 11, 2015
Thousands Of Comments Received On Tusayan Development Laurel Morales June 03, 2015
Last Day To Comment On Tusayan Road To Development Is June 2 Laurel Morales June 02, 2015
Navajo Band Sihasin Helps Native Youth Laurel Morales June 02, 2015
French Officials Reject Hopi's Attempt To Stop Sale Of Sacred Items Laurel Morales May 29, 2015
Climate Change Makes Parts Of The Navajo Nation Uninhabitable Laurel Morales May 28, 2015
Native Americans Use Sweat Lodge Ceremonies To Recover From Heroin Abuse Laurel Morales May 20, 2015
Oak Creek Canyon Visitors Can Soon Call For Help With Cellphones Laurel Morales May 19, 2015
Recent Navajo Police Officer Deaths Expose Increased Violence Laurel Morales May 19, 2015
Navajo Supreme Court Chief Justice Retires Laurel Morales May 14, 2015
New Navajo President Sworn In Laurel Morales May 13, 2015