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
Grand Canyon Fish No Longer On Brink Of Extinction Laurel Morales March 22, 2018
Spending Bill Includes $20 Billion For Firefighting Laurel Morales March 22, 2018
Congress Considers VAWA Reauthorization Laurel Morales March 20, 2018
Navajo Spellers Compete To Go To National Bee Laurel Morales March 15, 2018
Tribal, State, Local Leaders Discuss Hopi Land Settlement Laurel Morales March 13, 2018
Mining Companies Appeal Ban To Supreme Court Laurel Morales March 10, 2018
Northern Arizona Leaders To Discuss Hopi Land Swap Laurel Morales March 08, 2018
Bill To Fix National Parks Would Use Energy Revenue Laurel Morales March 07, 2018
Papillon Changes Tanks After Crash Laurel Morales February 28, 2018
Navajo President Cancels Wild Horse Hunt Laurel Morales February 28, 2018
House Passes Indian Country AMBER Alert Bill Laurel Morales February 28, 2018
Fifth Person Dies In Helicopter Crash Laurel Morales February 28, 2018
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