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Laurel Morales

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Member since 2020


  • Flagstaff, AZ




Contact Laurel

  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Reporting
  • Writing
  • Teaching

About Laurel

Laurel is currently producing her third podcast "2 Lives" and teaching podcast workshops. Prior to entering the podcast world she was a public radio reporter for 20 years.

She has won national awards for her reporting and writing including a national Edward R. Murrow award for her coverage of Arizona's deadliest fire and a PRNDI award for her podcast Earth+Bone. "2 Lives" has been featured on Apple Podcasts "we're loving" and Spotify's "best episodes." The show has won several awards including a silver Signal Award for best indie podcast, a runner up International Women’s Podcast Award and a Viola Award for best digital storytelling.

She's collaborated on several projects including the multi-award winning "Tracing the Migrant Journey" series. She can be heard on NPR, the Fronteras Desk, Code Switch, Here & Now, Science Friday, Marketplace, National Native News, and the BBC.

She's known for her inclusion of diverse voices, for crafting powerful stories, and for collaborating with a team to complete projects on time with humor, emotional intelligence, and constructive feedback.

Laurel's Portfolio



  • Mixing
  • Story Editing
  • Show Development
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Interviewing
  • Field Producing


  • Sound Devices Mix Pre-3
  • Focus Rite Solo
  • Dynamic Omnidirectional RE50B Microphone
  • Shure MV7 Microphone
  • Hindenburg
  • ProTools
  • Zoom H4n Recorder
  • Zoom H1 Recorder
  • Shotgun microphone, pistol grip and shock mount

Previous Work

  • Freelance Reporter at NPR (Current)
  • Editor at KUOW (Current)
  • Senior Field Correspondent at KJZZ Fronteras Desk, KJZZ Original Productions (November 2020)
  • Reporter, Host at KNAU (November 2010)
  • Reporter at Minnesota Public Radio (January 2003)