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
Navajo Nation Dismisses Complaints Against Presidential Candidate Laurel Morales September 10, 2014
Navajo Presidential Candidate Doesn't Speak Navajo Laurel Morales September 09, 2014
Grand Canyon Not Included In Wilderness Act Designation Laurel Morales September 04, 2014
Grand Canyon Debt Could Cause Cuts Laurel Morales September 02, 2014
Feds Prosecuting More Indian Country Crime Cases Laurel Morales August 26, 2014
After Fire And Rain, Oak Creek Canyon Holds Steady Laurel Morales August 20, 2014
Navajo Housing Authority Still Fights Feds For Funds Laurel Morales August 20, 2014
Uranium Exposure Linked To Skin Cancer Laurel Morales August 08, 2014
Arizona Scientists Develop High-Res Mars Map Laurel Morales August 05, 2014
Elusive Flagstaff Artist Awarded National Medal Of Arts Laurel Morales August 04, 2014
Growing The Grand Canyon: Sacredness Of The Space Debated Laurel Morales August 01, 2014
Growing The Grand Canyon: Tiny Tusayan Wants To Expand Laurel Morales August 01, 2014
Grand Canyon's Kolb Studio Lives On Laurel Morales July 17, 2014
Feds Evict Bison Family From Grand Canyon Laurel Morales July 16, 2014
Arizona Investigates Pronghorn Poaching Laurel Morales July 14, 2014
Flagstaff Council Supports Monument Land Protection Laurel Morales July 09, 2014
Forest Service Manages Lightning-Sparked Fires Laurel Morales July 09, 2014
Rains Cause Mudslides In Oak Creek Canyon Laurel Morales July 08, 2014
Flagstaff To Decide If Land Surrounding Monument Needs Protection Laurel Morales July 07, 2014
Oak Creek Canyon Closed But Businesses Remain Open Laurel Morales July 03, 2014
Fireworks Shows Planned Despite Extreme Fire Danger Laurel Morales July 03, 2014
One Year Not Enough Time To Heal From Yarnell Tragedy Laurel Morales July 01, 2014
Yarnell Tragedy Spurs Forest Service To Improve Fire Shelters Laurel Morales June 27, 2014
Slide Fire Out, But Worst Isn't Over Laurel Morales June 24, 2014
Dam High Flows About More Than Fish Laurel Morales June 17, 2014