Laurel Morales

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Senior Field Correspondent - Fronteras Desk

Known as “the informer” among her siblings, Laurel Morales came by reporting naturally.

She’s been a public radio reporter since 1998, cutting tape with a razor blade at KQED’s California Report. She traded in her flip-flops for snow boots to work for Minnesota Public Radio, where she received her first digital recorder. But Morales has spent most of her career in northern Arizona where she’s had the honor to witness a Miss Navajo sheep butchering contest, a Havasupai medicine woman’s ceremony, and a group of blind teens hike the Grand Canyon.

She joined KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk in 2011. In 2017, Morales produced a multi-platform project called Earth+Bone about what tribes believe to be sacred and what Westerners consider fair game. She’s won several awards for her work, including a national Edward R. Murrow Award for her continuing coverage of the Yarnell Hill Fire. She earned her master’s in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Harm Latinos Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Seeing The Grand Canyon Through The Other Senses Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Study: National Parks In Jeopardy Without Major Infusion Of Funds Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Water Usage Drops Despite Higher Population In Western U.S. & Mexico Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation Hopes To Boost Water Supplies With Settlement Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Feds Act To Stop Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Strange Bed Fellows Save Forests Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Colorado River Runners Anticipate Big Water Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Ex-Convict Reentry Programs Face Cuts Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Continuing Coverage: EPA Releases Mine Waste Into Animas River Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Teen Pregnancy Rates Still High In Southwest Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Trilingual School Solves Problems Laurel Morales March 26, 2018
Forest Won’t Be The Same After Wildfire Laurel Morales March 26, 2018

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