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
150-Year-Old Navajo Treaty Displayed On Navajo Land For First Time Lauren Gilger Jun. 1, 2018
Does Retail Benefit From Education Assistance? Lauren Gilger May. 31, 2018
Mexico Is The Most Dangerous Country In The Western Hemisphere For Journalists Jorge Valencia, Lauren Gilger May. 31, 2018
How Can 50 Women Change The Health Care Industry? Lauren Gilger May. 31, 2018
How Will Health Care Influencers Will Shape The Industry? Lauren Gilger May. 31, 2018
Remembering Dick Tuck Lauren Gilger May. 31, 2018
Tiny Desert Concert: Calexico Sarah Ventre, Lauren Gilger May. 31, 2018
Nearly All Of Phoenix's Complete Streets Board Resign Lauren Gilger May. 31, 2018
Border Security, Opioid Crisis Addressed In Phoenix Hearing Lauren Gilger, Matthew Casey May. 30, 2018
What Do Decorated Grad Caps Say About This Generation? Lauren Gilger May. 30, 2018
How Deadly Drug Fentanyl Is Getting Across Arizona Border Lauren Gilger May. 30, 2018
Fort Worth, Texas, Trying To Poach Arizona Teachers Lauren Gilger May. 30, 2018
Arizona Summit Law School Sues American Bar Association Lauren Gilger May. 30, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Ireland Repeals Abortion Ban Lauren Gilger May. 29, 2018
What Does Arizona Do When 'The Big One' Hits California? Lauren Gilger May. 29, 2018
Social Media Provides Watch Dog Role In Racial Incidents Lauren Gilger May. 29, 2018
ICE Seeks To Destroy Records Of Reported Abuses Lauren Gilger May. 29, 2018
Artist Makes Us Squirm With 'Little Terrors' Collection Lauren Gilger May. 29, 2018
'Shareholder Activists' Invest In Unlikely Places To Affect Change Lauren Gilger, Paige Phelps May. 25, 2018
What Does The Failed Farm Bill Mean For Farmers? Lauren Gilger May. 24, 2018
Where Is The Middle Ground In Debate On School Safety? Lauren Gilger May. 24, 2018
ACLU Reports Abuse Of Migrant Children By Border Patrol Lauren Gilger, Paige Phelps May. 24, 2018
What Does Uber Leaving AZ Mean For The Industry? Lauren Gilger May. 24, 2018
Official On AZ Park Closures: 'This Is Something We Have To Do' Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May. 24, 2018
Planned Parenthood AZ Speaks Out Against Trump Gag Order Lauren Gilger May. 23, 2018

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