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
Officials Disagree Over Proposed Bison Hunt At Grand Canyon Laurel Morales November 20, 2015
Run To Pray, Run To Win: Hopi High Cross County Team Has Longest Winning Streak In US Laurel Morales November 20, 2015
Alzheimer's Rarely Diagnosed Or Recognized In Indian Country Laurel Morales November 09, 2015
Bill Would Reform 1872 Mining Law, Hold Companies Responsible For Mine Cleanups Laurel Morales November 06, 2015
Navajo Supreme Court Chief Justice Must Now Have Law Degree Laurel Morales November 05, 2015
Navajo President Begaye A Watchdog For His People Laurel Morales October 29, 2015
Unique Bed And Breakfast Offers Navajo Experience Laurel Morales October 22, 2015
Grand Canyon Monument Would Make Uranium Ban Permanent Laurel Morales October 13, 2015
Dad Of NAU Student Killed In Shooting Speaks Out Against Gun Violence Laurel Morales October 12, 2015
Prosecutor: Fatal Northern Arizona University Shooting Wasn't Self-Defense Laurel Morales October 09, 2015
Coconino Search And Rescue Overwhelmed With Calls Laurel Morales September 27, 2015
Navajo Officials Call For Emergency Funds To Address String Of Suicides Laurel Morales September 24, 2015
Adoptions From Congo At Two-Year Standstill Laurel Morales September 24, 2015
Navajo President Calls On Congress To Hold EPA Accountable For Spill Laurel Morales September 16, 2015
Flash Flood Kills 12 In Utah-Arizona Border Town Laurel Morales September 15, 2015
Xanterra Holds Onto Grand Canyon Contract Laurel Morales September 10, 2015
Activist Erin Brockovich Tours Navajo Nation To See Impact Of Mine Spill Laurel Morales September 09, 2015
Navajo Nation Asks For FEMA Help, While Preparing To Sue EPA Laurel Morales September 03, 2015
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