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
Arizona Democrats Are Ready To Pass Governor Budget Lauren Gilger May 8, 2019
Mexico Wants To Reinvent U.S. Merida Aid Program Jorge Valencia, Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
May 8, 2019
Rep. Longdon: Phoenix Can Do More On Mental Health Issues Lauren Gilger May 8, 2019
Waymo Gives Lyft Riders Access To Self-Driving Cars Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein May 8, 2019
Phoenix City Council Elections: Vania Guevara Lauren Gilger May 7, 2019
Phoenix City Council Elections: Betty Guardado Lauren Gilger May 6, 2019
2018 Saw Massive Turnout From Women, Latino Voters Lauren Gilger May 6, 2019
Study Suggests Phoenix Is Unpopular Among Millennials Lauren Gilger May 6, 2019
DCS May Be Cherry-Picking Confidentiality Laws Lauren Gilger May 6, 2019
Visits To The U.S.-Mexico Border Don't Change The Minds Of Politicians Lauren Gilger May 3, 2019
Geraldine 'Jerry' Emmett Dies At 104 Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Amanda Luberto May 2, 2019
Why This Author Says It's Dangerous To Be A Boy Lauren Gilger May 2, 2019
Climate Change A Factor In Migration To The U.S. Border Lauren Gilger May 2, 2019
Trial Run Of DNA Testing For Migrants To Begin Soon Matthew Casey, Lauren Gilger May 2, 2019
Universal Changing Table Bill Heads To Gov. Doug Ducey Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger May 1, 2019
What Is Mexico's Own Southern Border Policy? Lauren Gilger May 1, 2019
USA Today Creates Large Database Of Police Misconduct Lauren Gilger April 30, 2019
Democrats Call For Resignation Of AZ Corrections Director Lauren Gilger April 30, 2019
AZ Sheriff Testifies About Impacts Of Border Community Policies Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie April 30, 2019
'Artists Of Promise' Celebrated At The Orpheum Theatre Lauren Gilger April 30, 2019
Dueling Bills In Legislature Target Vaping Products Matt Kling, Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
April 30, 2019
Tempe City Council Narrows Down List Of Potential Members Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger April 29, 2019
HUD May End Housing Assistance For Families With Mixed-Immigration Status Lauren Gilger April 29, 2019
#RedForEd One Year Later: Rural Arizona School Districts Lauren Gilger April 29, 2019
Gov. Ducey Chooses Fourth Supreme Court Judge Lauren Gilger April 29, 2019