Senior 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 last summer, 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, 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 for the only commentary she's ever written. It was about changing her name from Druley to Morales when she got married.

Follow her on Twitter: @laurelgwyn.

Title Author Publication Date
Federal Regulators Change Mexican Wolf Protections Laurel Morales January 12, 2015
Rights Group: President’s Action Criminalizes Those Trying To Join Family Laurel Morales January 08, 2015
Yarnell Hill Memorial Proposals To Be Heard Laurel Morales January 06, 2015
Study Finds Inconsistent Access To Plan B In Indian Country Laurel Morales December 25, 2014
Navajo Community To Get Water Needs Met Laurel Morales December 23, 2014
Firefighters Twice As Likely To Get Certain Cancers Laurel Morales December 22, 2014
Fire Departments Install Exhaust Controls Laurel Morales December 22, 2014
High Demand For Turquoise Has Silversmiths Raising Jewelry Prices Laurel Morales December 17, 2014
Jail Builds Sweat Lodge For Native Inmates Laurel Morales December 11, 2014
Colorado River Delta 25 Percent Greener Laurel Morales December 10, 2014
Obama Announces Native Youth Initiative Laurel Morales December 03, 2014
Legendary Grand Canyon Conservationist, Boatman Dies Laurel Morales December 03, 2014
Earthquake Shakes Northern Arizona Laurel Morales December 01, 2014
Mixed Reviews Of EPA's Clean Power Plan Laurel Morales December 01, 2014
Flagstaff Resort To Open On Friday With Man-Made Snow Laurel Morales November 27, 2014
Begaye Can Run In Navajo Presidential Race Laurel Morales November 25, 2014
Navajo Farm Feeds The Hungry, Provides Jobs Laurel Morales November 25, 2014
Election Delayed Again; Navajo President Won't Be Elected In 2014 Laurel Morales November 20, 2014
Feds Buying Back Tribal Land To Put In Tribe's Trust Laurel Morales November 20, 2014
Native Children Exposed To Violence More Than Any Other Race Laurel Morales November 18, 2014
Navajo Presidential Election Tentatively Set For Dec. 23 Laurel Morales November 13, 2014
More Summer Flights Over Grand Canyon In Exchange For Quiet Technology Laurel Morales November 07, 2014
Arizona Bald Eagle Stays Off Endangered List Laurel Morales November 06, 2014
Kirkpatrick Holds On To Arizona Seat With The Help Of Tribes Laurel Morales November 05, 2014
Navajo Postpones Presidential Election, Strips Board Of Authority Laurel Morales October 31, 2014