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
March For Black Women Event To Take Place In Phoenix, D.C. Lauren Gilger Sep. 29, 2017
What Is FEMA Doing Right Now To Help In Puerto Rico? Lauren Gilger Sep. 29, 2017
U.S. Bureau Of Reclamation Launches New Groundwater Basin Studies Lauren Gilger Sep. 28, 2017
MD Helicopters In Mesa Awarded $1.4 Billion Army Contract Lauren Gilger Sep. 28, 2017
Why Movies Based In Arizona Aren't Always Filmed Here Lauren Gilger Sep. 27, 2017
KidsCare Insurance Program Could Be At Risk If Congress Doesn't Act Lauren Gilger Sep. 27, 2017
Battle Brewing Over Future Chinese Cultural Center In Phoenix Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Sep. 27, 2017
Border Wall Prototypes Underway Despite Lawsuits, Uncertain Funding Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Sep. 27, 2017
Details Still Scarce On Arizona Teachers Academy Program Lauren Gilger, Carrie Jung, Steve Goldstein Sep. 27, 2017
Wildlife Rehab Helps Animals Uprooted By Natural Disasters Lauren Gilger Sep. 26, 2017
Phoenix Theatre, Which First Lifted Its Curtain In 1920s, Still Has A Wide Reach Kaely Monahan, Lauren Gilger Sep. 26, 2017
VA Report: Western States Have Higher Rates Of Veteran Suicides Lauren Gilger Sep. 26, 2017
Why Are We Saying Goodbye To The Monsoon So Early This Year? Lauren Gilger Sep. 25, 2017
Author: Closing College Fraternities Can Help Stop Sexual Assaults Lauren Gilger Sep. 25, 2017
Wickenburg Residents Vote On How To Spend $50,000 From Town Budget Lauren Gilger Sep. 22, 2017
U.S., Canada Officials Afflicted With Mysterious 'Health Attacks' In Cuba Lauren Gilger Sep. 22, 2017
Advocacy Group Aims To Give People A Better Idea Of Life After Prison Lauren Gilger Sep. 21, 2017
Writer Finds Teens Today Really Different From Previous Generations Lauren Gilger Sep. 21, 2017
Reporter Discusses New White House Director For Black Colleges Initiative Lauren Gilger Sep. 21, 2017
Arizona Hospital And Healthcare Association CEO Weighs In On Graham-Cassidy Health Bill Lauren Gilger Sep. 21, 2017
New iPhone Face ID Raising Security Concerns About Privacy Lauren Gilger Sep. 20, 2017
Republic Reporter Details Life Of Gary Tison, Arizona's Notorious Prison Escapee Lauren Gilger Sep. 19, 2017
Is Arizona's Death Penalty Law Constitutional? Lauren Gilger Sep. 19, 2017
Paralyzed Veterans Of America: Too Many Wheelchairs Lost, Damaged During Flights Lauren Gilger Sep. 18, 2017
HOAs Foreclosing On More And More Homeowners Lauren Gilger Sep. 18, 2017

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