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
Navajos Settle Voting Rights Lawsuit Laurel Morales February 22, 2018
NTSB: Helicopter Spun Before Crashing Near Grand Canyon Laurel Morales February 21, 2018
Flagstaff Program Keeps Homeless Housed Laurel Morales February 21, 2018
Park Service Wants To Make Desert View Watchtower A Cultural Heritage Site Laurel Morales February 19, 2018
Untold Arizona: El Tiradito Is No Ordinary Shrine Laurel Morales February 09, 2018
Navajo Amber Alert System Goes Live Laurel Morales February 05, 2018
Mom Says She’s Fostered 10,000 Navajo Children Laurel Morales January 30, 2018
No Entry Fee, Fewer Emergency Crews At Grand Canyon During Shutdown Laurel Morales January 22, 2018
Flagstaff Passes Resolution Against Border Wall Builders Laurel Morales January 17, 2018
Flagstaff Votes On Whether To Boycott Wall Builders Laurel Morales January 16, 2018
President Trump: Give Private Broadband Companies Access To Public Lands Laurel Morales January 09, 2018
Mining Company Swaps Land To Save Apache Leap, Not Oak Flat Laurel Morales January 05, 2018
Amtrak Discontinues Stop In Williams, Arizona Laurel Morales January 02, 2018
Police: Arizona Family Most Likely Died Of CO Poisoning Laurel Morales January 02, 2018
Native Americans Are Some Of The Most Vulnerable To Sex Trafficking Laurel Morales December 07, 2017
AZ DUI Arrests Down Thanks To Uber, Lyft Laurel Morales December 04, 2017
Coconino Search And Rescue On Track To Break Record Laurel Morales December 04, 2017
Trump To Shrink Utah Monuments By Two-Thirds Laurel Morales December 01, 2017
Gallup, New Mexico — 'Drunk Town, USA' — Works To Change Its Image Laurel Morales November 30, 2017
A Poisoned People: For Navajo, Uranium Contamination Is Environmental Racism Laurel Morales November 20, 2017
Winter Is Coming: Unpacking Flagstaff's Love-Hate Relationship With Phoenix Laurel Morales November 15, 2017
Flagstaff Passes Resolution Against Uranium Hauling Laurel Morales November 09, 2017
'Grand Dame Of The West' Katie Lee Dies At 98 Laurel Morales November 01, 2017
Navajo Council Rejects Grand Canyon Tram Proposal Laurel Morales November 01, 2017
Trump To Shrink Bears Ears Laurel Morales October 27, 2017

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