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 Publication Date
Collaboration Improving South Phoenix Community Along Light Rail Lauren Gilger July 07, 2017
Oscars Gets More Diverse, Opens Doors To 774 New Voting Members Lauren Gilger July 06, 2017
Mesa Housing Units Aimed At Chronically Homeless, Low-Income Residents Lauren Gilger July 06, 2017
Law Professor Discusses Ruling On Hearings For Migrant Juveniles Lauren Gilger July 06, 2017
Number Of Refugees Entering U.S. Dropped In Past Year Lauren Gilger July 06, 2017
Rep. Biggs' Bill On Criminal Justice System, Immigration Passes In House Lauren Gilger July 05, 2017
Large Safety Net Hospitals May Be Hardest Hit If Health Bill Passes Lauren Gilger July 05, 2017
During Mexican-American War, Battalion Of Irish Immigrants Fought Against U.S. Lauren Gilger July 05, 2017
Forest Service Team Working To Improve Emergency Fire Shelters Lauren Gilger July 03, 2017
Federal Poverty Level Threshold For Programs Still Uses 1960s Formula Lauren Gilger July 03, 2017
International Stage Is Set For G-20 Summit In Germany Lauren Gilger July 03, 2017
What Legal Grounds Do States Have Not To Comply With Voter Data Request? Lauren Gilger July 03, 2017
Sky Harbor Adding Restaurants And Stores, Modernizing Terminal 3 Lauren Gilger June 30, 2017
Both Sides Say Changes To Endangered Species Act Warranted Lauren Gilger June 30, 2017
Trump Administration Rolling Back Obama-Era Rules On Civil Rights Lauren Gilger June 29, 2017
Company Building Houses Out Of Foam In Effort To Be More Sustainable Lauren Gilger June 29, 2017
Professor Devoted To Identifying Signs Of Suicide Unique To Doctors Lauren Gilger June 28, 2017
Phoenix Offering Up 13 Lots For Sale In Historic Garfield District Lauren Gilger June 28, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court Rules On 4 Cases Related To Religion Lauren Gilger June 28, 2017
Barrio Urbano Closes; What Does It Mean For 7th St. Restaurants? Lauren Gilger June 28, 2017
How Successful Are Medical Crowdfunding Campaigns? Lauren Gilger June 27, 2017
After Custody Ruling In Arizona, How Should Same-Sex Couples Proceed? Lauren Gilger June 27, 2017
Medicaid Cuts From Senate Health Bill Concern Arizona Hospitals Lauren Gilger June 27, 2017
Indian Prime Minister Visit, Military Offensive In Mosul Among International News This Week Lauren Gilger June 26, 2017
Report Shows Many Challenges Rural Schools Face In Arizona Lauren Gilger June 26, 2017

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