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
Zinke: 'The War On Coal Is Over' Laurel Morales March 29, 2017
Young Navajo Voters Want To See More From Hillary Clinton Laurel Morales October 05, 2016
Yarnell Tragedy Spurs Forest Service To Improve Fire Shelters Laurel Morales June 30, 2014
Yarnell Homeowners File Appeal Over State's Responsibility Laurel Morales August 04, 2015
Yarnell Hill Memorial Proposals To Be Heard Laurel Morales January 06, 2015
Xanterra Holds Onto Grand Canyon Contract Laurel Morales September 10, 2015
Wet Weather Increases Fire Fuels In Southern Arizona, New Mexico Laurel Morales March 30, 2017
Weather Service: Flagstaff To Get 3 Feet Of Snow Overnight Laurel Morales January 23, 2017
USDA Employees Report Culture Of Harassment, Retaliation Laurel Morales December 01, 2016
US Senate Committee Passes 3 Bills To Make Indian Country Safer Laurel Morales June 23, 2016
US Reps: Grand Canyon Monument Would Protect Watershed Laurel Morales January 29, 2015
US Forest Service Prepares For Fire Season Laurel Morales March 27, 2017
US Army Returns Children's Remains From First Indian Boarding School To Tribes Laurel Morales May 31, 2016
Uranium Mine Near Grand Canyon Deals With Excess Water Laurel Morales March 20, 2017
Uranium Exposure Linked To Skin Cancer Laurel Morales August 08, 2014
Unique Bed And Breakfast Offers Navajo Experience Laurel Morales October 22, 2015
U.S. Appeals Court To Hear Cases On Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon Laurel Morales December 13, 2016
Tribes Lack Access To USDA Grants, Despite Running 72,000 Farms Across US Laurel Morales June 23, 2016
Tobin Concedes To Kirkpatrick In US House Race Laurel Morales November 05, 2014
Tiny Navajo Community Initiated Billion-Dollar Settlement Laurel Morales February 26, 2016
Thousands Of Early Votes Cast In Navajo Election That May Be Canceled Laurel Morales October 30, 2014
Thousands Of Comments Received On Tusayan Development Laurel Morales June 03, 2015
The Costs Behind A Migrant Crisis: Unaccompanied Minors In The Hands Of Traffickers Laurel Morales June 10, 2016
Sweat lodge tragedy highlights lack of self-help industry regulations December 29, 2011
Supreme Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Doesn't Apply To Tribes Laurel Morales July 31, 2015