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
Satanic Temple Lawsuit Creates Conversation About Religious Freedom Lauren Gilger Mar. 1, 2018
Dick's Sporting Goods Latest Retailer To Take Political Stand Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Feb. 28, 2018
ADOT Announces Program To Create Safety Corridor To Rocky Point Lauren Gilger Feb. 28, 2018
Curriculum Helps Immigrants Who Are Blind Learn English Lauren Gilger Feb. 28, 2018
How Were Women Represented In English Literature In 19th Century? Lauren Gilger Feb. 28, 2018
Scottsdale Education Association President: New Acting Superintendent 'Signals Change' Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger, Mariana Dale Feb. 28, 2018
Lesko, Tipirneni Win Primaries In CD8 Special Election Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Feb. 28, 2018
'Killdozer:' The Story Of Man So Outraged By Government He Bulldozed Town Lauren Gilger, Paige Phelps Feb. 27, 2018
Workplace Study Finds Women May Be Targeting Women Most With Incivility Lauren Gilger Feb. 27, 2018
Valley Brewers Talk About How Climate Change Is Affecting Craft Beer Lauren Gilger Feb. 27, 2018
MCCCD Board Meeting To Consider Controversial Resolution Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Feb. 27, 2018
Author's Fictional Novel Is About Events Leading Up To School Shooting Lauren Gilger Feb. 26, 2018
Chandler High Schooler Talks About Experience During Walkout Lauren Gilger Feb. 26, 2018
Winter Olympics Ends; What's Next In International News? Lauren Gilger Feb. 26, 2018
Needle Exchanges Not Part Of Regulations Aimed At Curbing Opioid Crisis Lauren Gilger Feb. 26, 2018
The Negative Impact Of Capturing Tropical Fish For Aquariums Lauren Gilger Feb. 26, 2018
Digital Touch-Screens Display School Information, Ads To Students Lauren Gilger Feb. 26, 2018
California Democratic Convention Highlights Tension In Party Lauren Gilger Feb. 26, 2018
Mesa Mayor: ASU Is What Downtown Mesa Needs Lauren Gilger Feb. 26, 2018
Spring Training Games Kick Off Today Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein Feb. 23, 2018
Bill Aims To Make Tuition Waiver Program For Foster Kids Permanent Lauren Gilger Feb. 23, 2018
New Lending Program To Help South Phoenix Businesses Lauren Gilger Feb. 22, 2018
Breast Cancer Researchers Seek Healthy Breast Tissue At Donation Event Lauren Gilger Feb. 22, 2018
Visual Artist Safwat Saleem Uses Dark Satire In 'Concerned, But Powerless' Exhibit Lauren Gilger Feb. 21, 2018
What Should The White House Response Look Like After National Tragedy? Lauren Gilger Feb. 21, 2018