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
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
For A Navajo Voter In Arizona, Environment, Jobs Are Top Concerns Laurel Morales October 04, 2016
House, Senate Pass Resolution To Stop Artifact Trafficking Laurel Morales September 29, 2016
More National Park Service Employees File Harassment Complaints Laurel Morales September 22, 2016
Hopi Welcome Tourists But Guard Their Secrets Laurel Morales September 20, 2016
Arizona Tribes Stand In Solidarity With Standing Rock Sioux Laurel Morales September 15, 2016
NAU Professor's Research To Anticipate Future Crises Laurel Morales September 06, 2016
EPA Will Pay Companies $85 Million To Help Navajo Clean Up Uranium Laurel Morales September 02, 2016
It's Republican Paul Babeu And Democrat Tom O'Halleran In Monstrous CD-1 Race Laurel Morales August 31, 2016
Arizona Secretary Of State Spent $750,000 On New Website, Promptly Glitches During Primary Laurel Morales August 31, 2016
Candidates Must Go The Distance To Win Arizona's Behemoth First Congressional District Laurel Morales August 26, 2016