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
Record October Rain Brings Flooding To Phoenix Area Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Oct. 2, 2018
Some Men Feel Left Out Of Society In #MeToo Era Lauren Gilger Oct. 1, 2018
Arizona Prepares For Low Temperatures, Flooding Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 1, 2018
Study: U.S. School Funding Linked To Upward Mobility Lauren Gilger Oct. 1, 2018
Flooding In N. Carolina Waterways Spark Fears Of Pollution Lauren Gilger Oct. 1, 2018
Lt. Frank Luke Jr. Honored In Arizona On 100th Anniversary Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Sep. 26, 2018
Yelp Reviews Reveal Disparities In How Rich, Poor Parents Approach Child Care Lauren Gilger Sep. 26, 2018
How Higher Interest Rates Impact Arizona’s Small Businesses Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Sep. 26, 2018
Will Clean Energy Initiative Create Jobs — Or Cost Them? Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Sep. 26, 2018
Former County Attorney On Rachel Mitchell: I Would Have Advised Her Not To Do This Lauren Gilger Sep. 26, 2018
Candidates Spar On Taxes, Education, Border Wall Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger, Claire Caulfield
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Sep. 26, 2018
Turning Point USA Opens Phoenix Headquarters Lauren Gilger Sep. 25, 2018
1 in 6 Homeowners OK With Using Loans To Pay Off Monthly Bills Lauren Gilger Sep. 25, 2018
Could The Cure To Alzheimer's Disease Be Near? Lauren Gilger Sep. 25, 2018
Dueling Reports Lay Blame For Primary Day Voting Problems Lauren Gilger Sep. 25, 2018
Ducey, Garcia Spar In Gubernatorial Debate Bret Jaspers, Steve Goldstein, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Sep. 24, 2018
Report: More Conversations Needed About Light Rail Expansion Lauren Gilger Sep. 24, 2018
Former Detective, Australian Wife Accused In Death Of 7-Year-Old Lauren Gilger Sep. 24, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: UK Recycling Standards Lauren Gilger Sep. 24, 2018
Study Reveals Law Enforcement's Impact On Hispanic Students Lauren Gilger Sep. 24, 2018
Opioid Crisis Hits Home In Arizona's Neonatal Units Lauren Gilger Sep. 21, 2018
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap Sept. 21, 2018 Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Sep. 21, 2018
Pumpkin Spice Means Fall — Even When It's Still 100 Degrees Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto Sep. 21, 2018
Navajo Generating Station Continues To Face Uncertain Future Lauren Gilger Sep. 21, 2018
AZ Corporate Commission Candidates Debate Before Election Will Stone, Lauren Gilger Sep. 21, 2018

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