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
Defining 'New Arizonan' Cuisine: Coolship Beer Lauren Gilger April 24, 2019
First Hacienda-Related Bill Signed By Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger April 24, 2019
Look Out For 'Snowplow Parenting' Lauren Gilger April 23, 2019
Chicanos Por La Causa Civil Rights Group Turns 50 Lauren Gilger April 23, 2019
A Tiny Tourist Town Feels The Effects Of Border Policies Lauren Gilger April 22, 2019
In An AZ Prison, Native Hawaiian Men Find Their Culture Lauren Gilger April 23, 2019
Why Arizona Gas Prices Are Spiking Lauren Gilger April 22, 2019
Report: Police Shouldn't Be Front Lines Of City's Mental Health Response Lauren Gilger, Bret Jaspers April 22, 2019
What Does It Mean To Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral? Lauren Gilger April 19, 2019
ASU Discovers Secret About A Revolutionary War General Lauren Gilger April 19, 2019
How Can A College Student Be Both Privileged And Poor? Lauren Gilger April 18, 2019
LUCHA Protests, Calling For Criminal Justice Reform Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein April 18, 2019
Mesa Mayor Weighs In On Influx Of Migrants Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein April 18, 2019
New Law Restricts Use Of Emergency Voting Centers Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein April 18, 2019
Border Patrol: Cost Of Supplies For Migrants In Yuma Area Skyrockets Matthew Casey, Lauren Gilger April 18, 2019
Civil Discourse Needed More Than Ever In Political Dialogue Lauren Gilger April 17, 2019
ERA Supporters Look To Next Steps After It Fails Again Lauren Gilger April 17, 2019
A Debate Rages Around Proposed Tucson 'Bike Ranch' Lauren Gilger April 17, 2019
Yuma Declares Emergency Over Migrant Family Releases Matthew Casey, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie April 17, 2019
Trump Signs Drought Plan Into Law Bret Jaspers, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
April 16, 2019
Researchers Are Developing An 'Opioid Vaccine' Lauren Gilger April 16, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap April 12, 2019 Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein April 12, 2019
'Simply Simone' Presents Life Of 'High Priestess Of Soul' Lauren Gilger April 12, 2019
Phoenix Slips In 'Best Places To Live' Ranking Marcus Charleston, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger April 12, 2019
Activists Want To Restore McDowell Road's 'Miracle Mile' Lauren Gilger April 12, 2019

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