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
Referee's Call On Navajo Hair Bun Prompts Outcry Laurel Morales February 05, 2016
Ranchers Worried About Grand Canyon Monument Proposals Laurel Morales February 03, 2016
Old Route 66 Motel Provides Homeless An Avenue From Shelter To Home Laurel Morales, Mark Neumann January 25, 2016
Federal Report Finds Evidence Of Grand Canyon Employee Harassment, Hostility Laurel Morales January 14, 2016
Non-Native Prosecuted As Part Of Epidemic Violence Against Native Women Laurel Morales January 13, 2016
500 Native American Veterans' Homes Get Nearly $6 Million In Grants Laurel Morales January 12, 2016
Flagstaff Storms Boost Water Supply Laurel Morales January 06, 2016
NWS: Northern Arizona Could See Foot Of Snow By Friday Laurel Morales January 06, 2016
National Weather Service Calls For Winter Weather Advisory In Northern Arizona Laurel Morales January 05, 2016
One Group Offers Solution To Flagstaff's Housing Crisis Laurel Morales January 05, 2016
Native American Entrepreneurs Face Unexpected Challenges Laurel Morales January 04, 2016
Navajo Challenged To Prevent Suicides Laurel Morales December 16, 2015
Feds Try To Stop Sale Of Southwest Tribal Sacred Items In Paris Laurel Morales December 04, 2015
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

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