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(s) Publication Date
Could Congress Save The Navajo Generating Station? Lauren Gilger May. 16, 2018
Uber Unveils Concept For Flying Taxis Lauren Gilger, Paige Phelps May. 15, 2018
Airlines From U.S., Middle East Reach Resolution Lauren Gilger May. 15, 2018
Older Adults Are Often Left Out Of Clinical Trials Lauren Gilger May. 14, 2018
Tucson Votes To Prohibit Contracts With For-Profit Prisons Lauren Gilger May. 14, 2018
Mormon Temple Renovation Raises Preservation Concerns Lauren Gilger May. 11, 2018
California Mandates Solar Power On All Newly-Built Homes Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May. 11, 2018
Mormon Church Separating From Boy Scouts Lauren Gilger May. 11, 2018
Military Access To Dependents' Medical Records May Bar Enlistment For Some Lauren Gilger May. 10, 2018
Sessions Sets Case Quotas For Immigrant Court Judges Lauren Gilger May. 9, 2018
Law Professor Explains County's Liability For Arpaio's Actions Lauren Gilger May. 8, 2018
Special Olympics Organizers Plan Ahead To Beat The Heat Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie May. 7, 2018
What's Next For Arizona's #RedForEd Movement? Lauren Gilger May. 7, 2018
New Ways To Buy, Sell Homes Raise Questions About Role Of Agents Lauren Gilger May. 7, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Armenians Protest Their Government Lauren Gilger May. 7, 2018
What's Behind Rising Gas Prices? Lauren Gilger May. 7, 2018
Taylor Swift Visits Young Arizona Fan At Burn Center Lauren Gilger May. 7, 2018
Activist: Census Citizenship Question 'Scares The Hell Out Of Me' Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie May. 7, 2018
Legislature Left $56M In Child Care Funding On The Table Lauren Gilger May. 7, 2018
El Tambo Fest Continues Its Second Year Lauren Gilger May. 4, 2018
Native American Artist Brings Contemporary Pieces To Heard Lauren Gilger May. 4, 2018
High School Senior Talks Walkout, Getting Back To School Lauren Gilger May. 3, 2018
Educators Filled House, Senate Galleries To Spectate Late-Night Budget Debate Lauren Gilger May. 3, 2018
Arizona Economist Weighs In On State Budget Lauren Gilger May. 3, 2018
Details Revealed About Arizona's $10.4 Billion Budget Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger May. 3, 2018