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
Reporter: Border Wall Won't Fix Complex Problem Of Illegal Drug Flow Lauren Gilger January 30, 2018
This Year Marks 50th Anniversary Of 1968, The 'Year Of Revolt' Lauren Gilger January 29, 2018
Pew Report: Muslims To Become 2nd-Largest Religious Group In U.S. Lauren Gilger January 29, 2018
Tucson's El Guero Canelo Receives James Beard 2018 America's Classics Award Lauren Gilger January 26, 2018
Family Of Autistic Teen Files Claim Against Buckeye Police Lauren Gilger January 26, 2018
Research Stations Focusing On Growing Climate-Resilient Crops Lauren Gilger January 25, 2018
Flagstaff To Hold Open House For Climate Action Plan Lauren Gilger January 24, 2018
Nonprofit Teaches Mormons, Other Faiths How To Meditate Lauren Gilger January 24, 2018
Senators Concerned About GCU Changing For-Profit Status To Nonprofit Lauren Gilger January 24, 2018
U.S. Sees Spike In Women Running For Political Office Lauren Gilger January 24, 2018
Management Researcher Looks At Sexism In The Boardroom Lauren Gilger January 23, 2018
What Is Maricopa County's New Protocol For Handling Sex Assaults? Lauren Gilger January 23, 2018
ACLU Of Arizona Files Petition Regarding Parole Eligibility Lauren Gilger January 23, 2018
Diane Douglas Calls For New Funding Sources For Arizona Public Education Lauren Gilger January 23, 2018
How Far Will NFL's $16.3 Mil Donation For Concussion Research Go? Lauren Gilger January 22, 2018
Organization Advocates For Women's Ordination In Mormon Church Lauren Gilger January 19, 2018
Women's March This Year Focuses On The Future Lauren Gilger January 19, 2018
Study: Consumers Willing To Pay More For Healthy Food Labels Lauren Gilger January 18, 2018
Majority Of National Park System Advisory Board Resigns Lauren Gilger January 18, 2018
Cato Institute Analyst: DOJ Numbers About Foreign-Born Terrorists Misleading Lauren Gilger January 18, 2018
How U.S. Immigration Rules Affect International Entrepreneurs Lauren Gilger January 17, 2018
What Are The Potential Pitfalls Of Robotic Surgery? Lauren Gilger January 17, 2018
The Debate Over FISA Reignited Lauren Gilger January 17, 2018
Student Conference In West Valley Brings Suicide Out Into The Open Lauren Gilger January 16, 2018
Tempe In Midst Of Property Tax Controversy Lauren Gilger January 16, 2018

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