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
Survey: Nearly Three-Quarters Of Arizona Transgender Students Experience Some Mistreatment At School Lauren Gilger Sep. 13, 2017
More Green Card Applicants Will Be Required To Go Through Interview Process Lauren Gilger Sep. 12, 2017
How Can Community, Police Work Together To Ensure Protests Are Safe? Lauren Gilger Sep. 12, 2017
Republic Reporter Digs Into Story Of Soldier's Pursuit Of Ft. Huachuca Gold Lauren Gilger Sep. 11, 2017
What's Cookin' With Elote Cafe Chef Jeff Smedstad? Lauren Gilger Sep. 11, 2017
Maricopa County To Help Pay Student Loan Debt For New Medical Examiners Lauren Gilger Sep. 8, 2017
Zombies, Pinups And Punk Rock: How Robert Williams Made It In Academic Art World Lauren Gilger Sep. 8, 2017
Bechdel Test Fest Showcases Original Works That Promote Women Lauren Gilger Sep. 8, 2017
Dignity Health, Phoenix Children's Hospital Partner To Develop East Valley Facility Lauren Gilger Sep. 7, 2017
What Happens Now To Children Of DACA Recipients? Lauren Gilger Sep. 7, 2017
In The Aftermath Of Harvey, Will Houston Residents Stay? Lauren Gilger Sep. 7, 2017
Media Studies Professor: Satire Can Play Role Against White Supremacists Lauren Gilger Sep. 6, 2017
Phoenix Police Aerial Surveillance Program Raises Privacy Concerns Lauren Gilger Sep. 5, 2017
Scientist: Help For Honeybees May Come In Form Of Mushroom Extract Lauren Gilger Sep. 5, 2017
Tucson Celebrating Cultural Heritage, UNESCO Gastronomy Designation Lauren Gilger Sep. 1, 2017
Prescott Voters Approve Measure To Raise City Sales-Tax Rate Lauren Gilger Aug. 31, 2017
Group Discusses How Event Promotes Negative Stereotype Of Little People Lauren Gilger Aug. 31, 2017
How Much Of U.S. Trucking Industry Is Affected By Harvey? Lauren Gilger Aug. 31, 2017
30 Phoenix Public Housing Communities Will Get Free, Low-Cost Internet Access Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2017
Grijalva, McSally Pledge Support For Kinship Families Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2017
How Is Government Handling Sexual Assaults On College Campuses? Lauren Gilger Aug. 29, 2017
Regional CEO For Red Cross In Phoenix Describes Efforts In Houston Lauren Gilger Aug. 29, 2017
New Report Makes Link Between The Arts, Economy Lauren Gilger Aug. 28, 2017
1st Anniversary Of Ceasefire Between Colombian State, FARC Rebels Lauren Gilger Aug. 28, 2017
How Does Houston Infrastructure Work In Reacting To Massive Floods? Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Aug. 28, 2017