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 — Native Peppers Lauren Gilger May 29, 2019
New Laws: Nunchucks, Texting And More Amanda Luberto, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May 29, 2019
AZ's Education Budget Remains Controversial Lauren Gilger May 29, 2019
Mueller Makes Statement On His Trump Investigation Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May 29, 2019
Scottsdale Moves To Open Airport Noise Complaints Lauren Gilger May 28, 2019
ACLU Sues Maricopa County Attorney Over Public Records Lauren Gilger May 24, 2019
AZ Corp Comm Allows APS Rate Hike — But Won't Dismiss Complaints Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein May 23, 2019
Townsend On Concerns Over Bill Banning Political Speech In Classroom Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein May 23, 2019
Pediatricians Step In To Diagnose Postpartum Depression Lauren Gilger May 23, 2019
Environmentalists, Tribes Battle Proposed Rosemont Mine Lauren Gilger May 23, 2019
Phoenix Budget: More Money For Police, Fire, Parks, Libraries Christina Estes, Lauren Gilger May 23, 2019
Mesa Mom: Getting Help For Postpartum 'Saved My Life' Lauren Gilger May 22, 2019
'Repeat Offender' Bill Is Legislature's Last Criminal Justice Reform Effort Lauren Gilger May 22, 2019
Many Women With Postpartum Depression Don't Get Care Lauren Gilger May 21, 2019
Tempe Police Officer Who Shot 14-Year-Old Resigns Lauren Gilger May 21, 2019
New Drought Contingency Plan Takes Effect Immediately Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May 21, 2019
Republican Budget Proposal Includes $325 Million Tax Cut Lauren Gilger May 21, 2019
How Big Agribusiness Could Be Hurting Farming Lauren Gilger May 20, 2019
BrightEdge Takes Venture Capital Approach To Cancer Treatment Lauren Gilger May 20, 2019
#RedForEd Sends Teachers To Capitol As Budget Deal Nears Lauren Gilger May 20, 2019
Chef Charleen Badman Reflects On James Beard Award Win Lauren Gilger May 17, 2019
Awareness Of Native American Missing And Murdered Rates Has Increased Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein May 16, 2019
Trump Administration Looks To Fix Drug Prices Lauren Gilger May 15, 2019
Suicide Prevention Trainer: Direct Conversation Is Key Lauren Gilger May 15, 2019
Expert: Iran Tensions Signal 'Returning To Status Quo' Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May 15, 2019

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