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
How Our Social Connections Determine Who We Are Lauren Gilger March 22, 2019
Kate Gallego Sworn In As Phoenix Mayor Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger March 21, 2019
City Asks Developers To Work With Neighbors On Country Club Plan Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger March 21, 2019
Birth Rates Decreased Drastically For Hispanic Population Lauren Gilger March 21, 2019
Within The Pro-Cycling World The Gender Pay Gap Endures Lauren Gilger March 21, 2019
West Phoenix Light Rail Line Delayed Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
March 21, 2019
ASU Is Forming A For-Profit Online Spinoff Lauren Gilger March 20, 2019
10 AZ Chefs Nominated For James Beard Awards Lauren Gilger March 20, 2019
The Drought Contingency Plan Is Finally Complete Lauren Gilger March 20, 2019
Expert Weighs In As City Council Votes On High-Rise Project Lauren Gilger March 20, 2019
Why There's A Shortage Of Affordable Housing Lauren Gilger March 19, 2019
Women Who Helped Shape Arizona's History Kaely Monahan, Lauren Gilger March 19, 2019
Why People Believe False Information About Vaccines Lauren Gilger March 19, 2019
HGTV's 'Home Town' Stars Rebuilding Their Community Lauren Gilger March 19, 2019
Valley Metro CEO Advocates For Public Transit In D.C. Lauren Gilger March 19, 2019
How Colleges Have Revamped Their Title IX Programs Lauren Gilger March 18, 2019
Women Of The West: Part 1, 'Mim' Walsh Kaely Monahan, Lauren Gilger March 15, 2019
AZ Bombing Range Pulled Into Border Wall Debate Lauren Gilger March 15, 2019
Bad Bosses: Professor Writes About Toxic Leadership Lauren Gilger March 14, 2019
Pima County Jail Hopes To Help Struggling Inmates Lauren Gilger March 14, 2019
Equal Rights Amendment Halts In Arizona Senate Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein March 14, 2019
20 Years Later, 'Speak' Still Teaching Arizona Students To Overcome Mariana Dale, Lauren Gilger, Paige Phelps March 14, 2019
The Latest On The Drought Contingency Plan Lauren Gilger March 13, 2019
Concerns Over Cremation Of Bodies Exposed To Radiation Lauren Gilger March 12, 2019
Are You Ready For 'Woke Country' Music? Lauren Gilger March 12, 2019

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