Lauren Gilger


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
Research: Younger Workers — Not Just Millennials — Job Hop Lauren Gilger May 02, 2017
Latest U.S. National Security Concerns Coming From North Korea Lauren Gilger May 01, 2017
On May Day, Immigrants Rights Groups Protest Against Trump Lauren Gilger May 01, 2017
Fatherhood Summit Aims To Get Dads Involved In Kids' Education Lauren Gilger April 28, 2017
Other States Also Implementing Early Screening For Dyslexia Lauren Gilger April 28, 2017
How Likely Are Immigrants To Commit Crimes? Lauren Gilger April 28, 2017
Arizona Business Leaders Watching NAFTA Renegotiation Closely Lauren Gilger April 27, 2017
How Much Do Politicians Know Where Campaign Donations Come From? Lauren Gilger April 27, 2017
'Science Exposed' Reflects Interpretations Of Alzheimer's Lauren Gilger April 26, 2017
Urban Institute Researcher: Homelessness Is A Solvable Problem Lauren Gilger April 25, 2017
San Diego Restaurant Industry Not Faring Well After Wage Hike Lauren Gilger April 25, 2017
'El Sueño Americano' Photo Project Spotlights Objects Left Behind By Migrants At The Border Lauren Gilger April 21, 2017
PTSD An Ongoing Issue For U.S. Firefighters Lauren Gilger April 21, 2017
Rep. Salman Discusses Saying Humanist Prayer, Protest Lauren Gilger April 20, 2017
Would Arizona Be Ready If Hit With Public Health Emergency? Lauren Gilger April 20, 2017
Community Reacts To Dreamer's Lawsuit To Stop Deportation Lauren Gilger April 20, 2017
4 Countries In Africa, Middle East At Risk Of Starvation Lauren Gilger April 18, 2017
Mexican Artist In Valley To Create Community Art Project Lauren Gilger April 17, 2017
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera Exhibit Showing At Heard Museum Lauren Gilger April 14, 2017
Trump's Infrastructure Bill Called A Washington Fantasy Lauren Gilger April 13, 2017
Public-School Advocates Demand Pay Raises For Teachers Lauren Gilger April 13, 2017
Forest Service Holding Meetings On 4FRI Restoration Goals Lauren Gilger April 13, 2017
ASU Researchers Look At Reducing Dogs' Stress At Shelters Lauren Gilger April 12, 2017
Director Of Sex Trafficking Research Office Weighs In On Study Results Lauren Gilger April 11, 2017
'Ring Of Fire: The Music Of Johnny Cash' Playing At Herberger Lauren Gilger April 11, 2017