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
SMoCA Puts Art By Women On Display All Year Lauren Gilger Jan. 17, 2020
Year 4: Later, Where Does The Women's March Stand? Lauren Gilger Jan. 17, 2020
Lawmakers Push New Bill To Support Firefighters' Cancer Claims Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Jan. 16, 2020
Children’s Action Alliance Pushes AZ To Invest More In Childcare Lauren Gilger Jan. 16, 2020
Kelly Substantially Out-Raising McSally In Senate Race Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 16, 2020
Mill's End: Tiny Desert Concert Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan, Amanda Luberto, Justin Campbell Jan. 16, 2020
Kids Become Collateral Damage In Opioid Crises As Accidental Exposures Rise Lauren Gilger Jan. 16, 2020
Rep. Kirkpatrick Seeking Treatment For Alcoholism Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein
Associated Press
Jan. 15, 2020
State Of The State Takes On Criminal Justice Reform Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Jan. 15, 2020
Some Asylum Seekers Have Court Hearings Hundreds Of Miles Away Kendal Blust, Lauren Gilger Jan. 14, 2020
Trump Administration Celebrates 100th Mile Of Border Wall Lauren Gilger Jan. 14, 2020
The Political Implications Of Uranium Mining Around Grand Canyon National Park Lauren Gilger Jan. 14, 2020
Hoffman Reacts To Ducey's Education Remarks During Address Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 14, 2020
'Humanitarian Crisis': Shelters See Spike In Homeless Seniors Lauren Gilger Jan. 13, 2020
How Universities Could Start Paying NCAA Student-Athletes Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Jan. 13, 2020
How ASU Women's Basketball Beat 2 Top-5 Teams In The Same Weekend Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Jan. 13, 2020
Is Phoenix A Real Food City? Lauren Gilger Jan. 13, 2020
Former Student Awaits Sentencing In NAU Shooting Lauren Gilger Jan. 13, 2020
How Automation And Artificial Intelligence Could Impact The Workplace Lauren Gilger Jan. 10, 2020
Fine-Dining Restaurant Run Entirely By High Schoolers Lauren Gilger Jan. 10, 2020
Below Average Colorado River Water Supply Expected Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2020
Master-Level Beer Judge Explores Phoenix's Beer History Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2020
How Violence In Mexico Could Affect Tourism Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2020
As Wireless Providers Roll Out 5G Technology, How Close Are We To 6G? Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2020
How A Federal Sex Trafficking Investigation Fell Apart In Lake Havasu Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2020

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