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 Publication Date
Journalist Writes Why 'Pakistani Women Are Leaving Their Misogynistic Country' Lauren Gilger October 23, 2017
Data Visualization Artist Uses Music To Make Data Less Abstract Lauren Gilger October 23, 2017
How Much Do Sites Like Rotten Tomatoes Affect Movie Box Office Returns? Lauren Gilger October 19, 2017
Cancer Doctor Shares Experience After Her Cancer Diagnosis Lauren Gilger October 18, 2017
Giffords' Gun-Control Advocacy Group Rebranding, Starting New Chapter Lauren Gilger October 17, 2017
#MeToo Campaign Effective In Starting Conversation About Sexual Harassment Lauren Gilger October 17, 2017
Author: Creating Extraordinary Experiences Will Bring Customers Inside Retail Shops Lauren Gilger October 16, 2017
SMOCA Unveiling Retrospective Of Paolo Soleri's Work Lauren Gilger October 13, 2017
Research Shows Racial Discrimination Still At Play In Job Hiring Lauren Gilger October 12, 2017
ASU Professor Discusses Criticism Over Slavery Computer Game Lauren Gilger October 12, 2017
Mesa Community College Professor Performing CT Scans On Fish For Project Lauren Gilger October 11, 2017
National Immigration Forum Director Weighs In On Debate For Bipartisan Solution Lauren Gilger October 11, 2017
DACA Recipient Talks About What It's Like For Young Migrants Stuck In Middle Lauren Gilger October 10, 2017
McCain, ASU Working On Project To Fill Dry Salt River Lauren Gilger October 10, 2017
Nurse-Family Partnership Helps Pregnant Women Adjust To Mom Life Lauren Gilger October 09, 2017
Reporter Uncovers Troubling Information About Puerto Rico Death Toll Lauren Gilger October 09, 2017
Comedian Chris Fleming Brings Show To Downtown Phoenix Lauren Gilger October 06, 2017
Country Singer Rex Allen Jr. Hanging Up His Guitar Lauren Gilger October 06, 2017
A Photographer's Journey To Raise Awareness For Breast Cancer Lauren Gilger October 05, 2017
Equifax Breach Leads To Broader Homeland Security Concerns Lauren Gilger October 05, 2017
Phoenix To Pitch Park Central Mall For Amazon's Second HQ Mark Brodie October 05, 2017
Phoenix Is Getting Out Of The Hotel Business Lauren Gilger October 05, 2017
Getty Images Working To Counter Stereotypes In Changing World Lauren Gilger October 04, 2017
Report Asks Whether Tasers Are As Safe As They're Promised To Be Lauren Gilger October 04, 2017
Author Reporting On Grand Canyon Murder Uncovered Crisis Of Her Own Lauren Gilger October 03, 2017