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
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
Thousands Of Early Votes Cast In Navajo Election That May Be Canceled Laurel Morales October 30, 2014
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

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