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
Hazing Incidents At Phoenix-Area High Schools Raise Questions About Culture, Prevention Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Apr. 21, 2017
PTSD An Ongoing Issue For U.S. Firefighters Lauren Gilger Apr. 21, 2017
Rep. Salman Discusses Saying Humanist Prayer, Protest Lauren Gilger Apr. 20, 2017
Would Arizona Be Ready If Hit With Public Health Emergency? Lauren Gilger Apr. 20, 2017
Community Reacts To Dreamer's Lawsuit To Stop Deportation Lauren Gilger, Carrie Jung Apr. 20, 2017
Maria Bamford Appearing On Stand Up Live In Phoenix Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Apr. 20, 2017
4 Countries In Africa, Middle East At Risk Of Starvation Lauren Gilger Apr. 18, 2017
Mexican Artist In Valley To Create Community Art Project Lauren Gilger Apr. 17, 2017
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera Exhibit Showing At Heard Museum Lauren Gilger Apr. 14, 2017
Trump's Infrastructure Bill Called A Washington Fantasy Lauren Gilger Apr. 13, 2017
Public-School Advocates Demand Pay Raises For Teachers Lauren Gilger Apr. 13, 2017
Forest Service Holding Meetings On 4FRI Restoration Goals Lauren Gilger Apr. 13, 2017
ASU Researchers Look At Reducing Dogs' Stress At Shelters Lauren Gilger Apr. 12, 2017
Director Of Sex Trafficking Research Office Weighs In On Study Results Lauren Gilger Apr. 11, 2017
'Ring Of Fire: The Music Of Johnny Cash' Playing At Herberger Lauren Gilger Apr. 11, 2017
Trans Queer Pueblo Discusses Why It Protested At Pride Parade Lauren Gilger Apr. 10, 2017
Survey Details Phoenix Police Response To Mental-Health Crisis Calls Lauren Gilger Apr. 10, 2017
What We Should Look Out For In France Elections? Lauren Gilger Apr. 10, 2017
'Big Little Lies' Called Realistic Portrayal Of Domestic Abuse Lauren Gilger Apr. 7, 2017
Phoenix Open To Other Buyers In Sheraton Hotel Deal Lauren Gilger Apr. 7, 2017
Human Rights Film Festival Set For ASU This Weekend Lauren Gilger Apr. 6, 2017
'Phoenix Forgotten' Movie Tackles Phoenix Lights Phenomenon Lauren Gilger Apr. 4, 2017
DACA Student's Selfie On Paying Taxes Goes Viral Lauren Gilger Apr. 4, 2017
Horror Genre Seems To Be Bleeding Into Other Genres Lauren Gilger Apr. 3, 2017
Plenty Of International News On The Horizon Lauren Gilger Apr. 3, 2017