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
After Meeting With McSally, Some Left Disappointed Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein April 2, 2019
Is Food Scene Finally Getting Recognition? Lauren Gilger April 2, 2019
U.S. Congress Fighting Over Relief For Puerto Rico Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger April 2, 2019
Bloomberg: Work Gender Equality Improved After #MeToo Lauren Gilger April 2, 2019
Ducey Urges Public To Stay Vigilant During Wildfire Season Matt Kling, Lauren Gilger April 2, 2019
From Valeting Cars To Running Phoenix-Area's Largest Software Firm Lauren Gilger April 1, 2019
What Would Be The Effects Of A Border Shutdown? Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie April 1, 2019
Charter Schools CEO On Reform Efforts, Lack Of Action At Capitol Lauren Gilger April 1, 2019
APS Spent Millions On Arizona Corporate Commission Elections Lauren Gilger April 1, 2019
The Latest In The Journey To Find Arizona's Cuisine — Dates Lauren Gilger March 29, 2019
New Book Explores One African-American Journalist's Journey Lauren Gilger March 28, 2019
How The U.S. Compares To World In Paid Family Leave Lauren Gilger March 27, 2019
Yavapai Recorder Weighs In On Possible Early Voting Rules Change Lauren Gilger March 27, 2019
New Bill Would Send Yuma Needed Medical Funding Lauren Gilger March 27, 2019
'Dark Money' Debate Rages On In Arizona Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein March 26, 2019
An 'Autopsy' Of Arizona's Charter School Reform And Oversight Bill Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein March 26, 2019
Arizona Is The Third Fastest Growing Economy In The U.S. Lauren Gilger March 26, 2019
Memoir Tells The Story Of Learning To Love Again Lauren Gilger March 26, 2019
Arizonans Support Raising Taxes To Pay For Public Education Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein March 26, 2019
Political Observers React To Ruben Gallego's Election Decision Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein March 26, 2019
Mexico Is A Dangerous Place For Journalists Lauren Gilger March 25, 2019
Women Of The West: Part 3, Ruth Reinhold Kaely Monahan, Lauren Gilger March 25, 2019
Arizona Bill Offering Lower Tuition For 'DREAMers' Is Dead Lauren Gilger March 25, 2019
End Of An Era: Navajo Give Up On NGS Purchase Lauren Gilger March 25, 2019
Aspiring Pastor Undeterred After United Methodist LGBTQ Ban Lauren Gilger, Annika Cline March 25, 2019

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