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
3 Navajo Code Talkers Die In A Month Laurel Morales, Lauren Gilger June 4, 2019
Phoenix Chief ‘Shocked’ By Hate Speech Alleged In Facebook Posts Tom Maxedon, Mariana Dale, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein June 3, 2019
Mexico Aims To Stop Trump's Tariffs Over Immigration Jorge Valencia, Lauren Gilger June 3, 2019
To Honor Muhammad Ali, Phoenix Renames Street Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Tom Maxedon June 3, 2019
What Does Autonomous Trucking Mean For The Industry? Lauren Gilger June 3, 2019
9th Circuit Rules Against Libertarians Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger June 3, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Trump Visits London Lauren Gilger June 3, 2019
'Frontline' Documentary On Sex Trafficking Focuses On Phoenix Lauren Gilger May 31, 2019
Bills That Bombed In The Recent AZ Legislative Session Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May 31, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap May 31, 2019 Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein May 31, 2019
Trump Threatens Sanctions, Demands Migration Crackdown Murphy Woodhouse, Lauren Gilger May 31, 2019
Tensions Raised Over Mexican Tomato Imports Lauren Gilger, Murphy Woodhouse May 30, 2019
Arizona Chamber Of Commerce Backs New State Budget Lauren Gilger May 30, 2019
Study Shows AZ Justice System Needs To Work Smarter Holliday Moore, Lauren Gilger May 30, 2019
U.S. Officials Delay Oil Leases Near Sacred Tribal Land Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein May 30, 2019
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

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