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
Weather Service: Flagstaff To Get 3 Feet Of Snow Overnight Laurel Morales January 23, 2017
President Rejects Grand Canyon Monument Proposal Laurel Morales January 06, 2017
Interior Dept. Calls For More Collaboration To Protect Communities From Wildfires Laurel Morales January 03, 2017
Are Monument Designations Permanent? Laurel Morales January 02, 2017
Navajo Library Wants To Preserve Oral History And Save Culture Laurel Morales January 02, 2017
Zoo Provides More Eagle Feathers For Navajos To Reduce Eagle Poaching Laurel Morales December 27, 2016
Havasupai, Enviros Battle Over Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon Laurel Morales December 16, 2016
U.S. Appeals Court To Hear Cases On Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon Laurel Morales December 13, 2016
Havasupai Sue To Protect Their Water Laurel Morales December 08, 2016
Navajo Farmers Can't Wait On Legal Battle Of Mine Waste Spill Laurel Morales December 07, 2016
USDA Employees Report Culture Of Harassment, Retaliation Laurel Morales December 01, 2016
Obama Could Still Make Bears Ears A Monument Laurel Morales December 01, 2016
Flagstaff Reduces Exposure Deaths By 75 Percent Laurel Morales November 28, 2016
Southwest Tribes, Towns Protest Dakota Access Pipeline Laurel Morales November 21, 2016
Flagstaff Elects First African-American Mayor Laurel Morales November 09, 2016
Coconino County Election Workers Hike Into Supai Village To Set Up Polls Laurel Morales November 08, 2016
Land Buy Back Program Helps Tribes Consolidate 1.7 Million Acres Laurel Morales November 01, 2016
Kids Pick Up Adult's Election Opinions And Anxieties Laurel Morales October 31, 2016
In Arizona CD1, Voters Look Past Candidates' Flaws To District Issues Laurel Morales October 26, 2016
SRP Tests Biomass At Coal-Fired Power Plant Laurel Morales October 26, 2016
Oil Companies Want To Drill Next To Chaco Canyon Laurel Morales October 20, 2016
Sanders Stumps For Clinton In Flagstaff Laurel Morales October 18, 2016
Navajo Request For More Polling Sites Denied Laurel Morales October 17, 2016
Some Environmentalists Say Glen Canyon Dam Plan Doesn't Do Enough For Endangered Species Laurel Morales October 07, 2016
Young Navajo Voters Want To See More From Hillary Clinton Laurel Morales October 05, 2016

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