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(s) Publication Date
What Do Small-Business Owners Think About Trump's Tax Reforms? Lauren Gilger Mar. 15, 2018
Glendale High Schooler Discusses Experience At Student Walkout Lauren Gilger Mar. 15, 2018
Researcher: Arizona's Teacher Shortage Is About More Than Teacher Pay Lauren Gilger Mar. 14, 2018
Sandy Hook Father Fights Conspiracy Theories That Emerge After Mass Shootings Lauren Gilger Mar. 14, 2018
Arizona Court Of Appeals Rules Rental-Car Tax Constitutional Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Mar. 14, 2018
Approval Of Tempe Ballot Measure Could Set Up Showdown With State Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Mar. 14, 2018
Financial Researcher Discusses Millennials' Retirement Savings Lauren Gilger Mar. 13, 2018
Arizona Legislature Considers Bill To Allow Income Tax Payments In Bitcoin Lauren Gilger Mar. 13, 2018
Former Arizona Health Services Director Discusses Medical Marijuana Bill Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Mar. 13, 2018
Arizona Chefs Named As Semifinalists For Best Chef: Southwest Lauren Gilger Mar. 12, 2018
ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Federal Government Lauren Gilger Mar. 12, 2018
What Is Arizona Doing With Unused And Outdated Laws? Lauren Gilger Mar. 12, 2018
Fairy Bones Is Having '0% Fun' Lauren Gilger Mar. 9, 2018
What Does Generation Z Think About Major Issues Facing Us Today? Lauren Gilger Mar. 9, 2018
What's Online Real Estate Platforms Effect On Industry? Lauren Gilger Mar. 8, 2018
Fortoul Brothers On Their Work, Desert Love Lauren Gilger Mar. 8, 2018
Universal Standard Taps Into Fashion-Forward Plus-Sized Market Lauren Gilger Mar. 7, 2018
Group Works With Ranchers, Government To Research Sustainable Cattle Grazing Lauren Gilger Mar. 7, 2018
Stanton Calls Out Arizona In Final State Of The City Address Lauren Gilger Mar. 7, 2018
Valley Woman Is Making 'Period Packs' For Students Who Can't Afford Pads, Tampons Lauren Gilger Mar. 6, 2018
North Korea Has Suggested It Is Open To Talks With U.S. Lauren Gilger Mar. 6, 2018
High Schoolers At All-Girls School Work To Get Middle School Girls Into STEAM Lauren Gilger Mar. 6, 2018
Hurdles Remain For GCU After Nonprofit Status Approved Lauren Gilger Mar. 6, 2018
Are There Measurable Benefits Of Babywearing? Lauren Gilger Mar. 5, 2018
NY Times Looking For Distributor To Stream Its News Series Lauren Gilger Mar. 2, 2018

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