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 President Vetoes Fluency Legislation Laurel Morales October 28, 2014
Native Vote Critical In Arizona's First District Congressional Race Laurel Morales October 28, 2014
Navajo Presidential Election Still Up In The Air Laurel Morales October 24, 2014
Navajo Supreme Court Kicks Presidential Candidate Off The Ballot Laurel Morales October 22, 2014
Feds Help Tribes Clean Up Water, Dumpsites Laurel Morales October 15, 2014
Deschene Will Remain On Navajo Election Ballot Laurel Morales October 14, 2014
Cellular Dead Zone Caused Delay In Slide Fire Response Laurel Morales October 14, 2014
Navajo Presidential Candidate To Appeal Language Decision Against Him Laurel Morales October 09, 2014
Navajo Presidential Candidate Will Have To Prove Fluency Laurel Morales October 03, 2014
Navajo Court To Decide Friday If Candidate Is Eligible Laurel Morales September 30, 2014
Oak Creek Canyon Forest Opens After Fire, Monsoons Laurel Morales September 30, 2014
Partnership To Help Manage Colorado River Through Climate Change Laurel Morales September 29, 2014
Navajo Election May Be Postponed Laurel Morales September 26, 2014
Glen Canyon Dam Turns 50 Laurel Morales September 26, 2014
Language Becomes Key Issue In Navajo Presidential Race Laurel Morales September 22, 2014
Grand Canyon Trims Programs To Pay Down Debt, But Keeps Jobs Laurel Morales September 19, 2014
Navajo Supreme Court Takes Up Fluency Case Laurel Morales September 18, 2014
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

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