Lauren Gilger

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Lauren Gilger is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized. She is dedicated to building community through storytelling and believes everyone has a story to tell.

Gilger worked as an investigative producer and reporter for ABC15 News in Phoenix after earning her master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2011, where she was named Outstanding Graduate Student.

She was the recipient of the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2013 after her work forced one of the world’s largest automakers to recall more than 700,000 SUVs.

Her work has uncovered the systemic separation of immigrant families in the detention system, put pressure on the FDA to review a controversial form of birth control that has injured women worldwide, and exposed the backlog of untested rape kits in the country’s sixth-largest metro area.

In the Valley, Gilger has worked as a contributor for the Phoenix New Times and a clerk at the East Valley Tribune. Nationally, her work has appeared in the Washington Post and on ABC’s Nightline.

She earned her undergraduate degree from Fordham University, studying French, visual arts and American Catholic studies.

Journalism is in Gilger’s blood. She grew up in newsrooms as her mother worked at newspapers across the country.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Journey To Find Arizona's Cuisine — Mesquite Pods Lauren Gilger July 30, 2019
AZ Corp Comm Moves To Expand Car Charging Stations Lauren Gilger July 30, 2019
Maricopa County Investigating Rise In Heat-Related Deaths Lauren Gilger July 29, 2019
Made In Her Image Puts Girls Of Color In Director's Chair Lauren Gilger July 29, 2019
Monsoon Stories 2019: The Taste Of Saguaro Fruit Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto July 26, 2019
Sinema Backs Plan To Address Asylum Backlog Lauren Gilger July 26, 2019
Trans Women Pen Letter From Inside An ICE Detention Facility Lauren Gilger July 25, 2019
What Barriers Do Women Face In Policing? Lauren Gilger July 25, 2019
Museum Fire: Flagstaff Makes Progress, Braces For Floods Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger July 25, 2019
Business Leaders Push For Congress To Pass USMCA Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger July 25, 2019
Attorneys Push To Put Montgomery On AZ Supreme Court Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Bridget Dowd
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
July 25, 2019
Wickenburg Attracts Teachers With 4-Day School Week Lauren Gilger July 23, 2019
Did Ducey Have Authority To Pull Funds From Nike? Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger July 23, 2019
Arizonans Bought More Than 1.7 Billion Opioid Pain Pills In 6 Years Lauren Gilger July 23, 2019
AG Wants Arizona Legislature To Legalize Marijuana Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
July 23, 2019
Motel 6, MALDEF To Get Initial Green Light On Lawsuit Settlement Matthew Casey, Lauren Gilger July 20, 2019
Monsoon Stories 2019: The Smell Of Creosote Amanda Luberto, Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan, Jaye McAuliffe July 18, 2019
McSally And Sinema Join Forces To Support Water Bill Lauren Gilger July 16, 2019
Advocacy Attorney Discusses Reports Of Migrant Children Abused At Detention Facility Lauren Gilger July 15, 2019
Monsoon Stories 2019: How Do Phoenix Monsoon Storms Form? Kaely Monahan, Lauren Gilger July 12, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap July 12, 2019 Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger July 12, 2019
Maricopa County Reports First West Nile Death This Year Al Macias, Lauren Gilger July 11, 2019
Paris Chansons Carry You To The City Of Lights Through Music Lauren Gilger July 11, 2019
Phoenix's Dark Money Ban To Finally Go Into Effect Lauren Gilger July 11, 2019
What Can Arizona Do If The Big One Hits California? Lauren Gilger July 10, 2019

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