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
Debate Ensues Over Energy Battle Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Sep. 11, 2018
Algorithm Finds The Most Danceable Hit Songs Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Amanda Luberto Sep. 10, 2018
New Drugs May Allow Transplants With Hep C Organs Lauren Gilger Sep. 10, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Whaling Commission In Brazil Lauren Gilger Sep. 10, 2018
Ocean Cleanup Device Used To Remove Plastic Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Sep. 10, 2018
The Argument Against Washington Team's Mascot Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Sep. 10, 2018
Monsoon Stories: Finale Lauren Gilger, Annika Cline Sep. 7, 2018
NASA Attempting To Reach Opportunity Rover Lauren Gilger Sep. 6, 2018
Hospitals Launching Generic Drug Company Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Sep. 6, 2018
Flagstaff Moves To Create Affordable Housing Lauren Gilger Sep. 6, 2018
Controversy In Pima County Over Rejected Border Security Grant Lauren Gilger Sep. 6, 2018
Former AZ AG Mulling Senate Run — As A Democrat Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Sep. 6, 2018
County Supervisors Unaware Of Election Troubles Bret Jaspers, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Sep. 5, 2018
Most Parents Don't Want Kids To Be Teachers Lauren Gilger Sep. 5, 2018
Survey: Teacher Shortage Continues In Arizona Lauren Gilger Sep. 5, 2018
ACLU Wants To Spark Policy Change With Phoenix Protest Lawsuit Lauren Gilger Sep. 5, 2018
Proposed Sexual Misconduct Changes Spark Petitions And Protests Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Sep. 4, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Leaders From Africa Gather In China For Summit Lauren Gilger Sep. 4, 2018
Will Arizona Lose Prominence With McCain's Passing? Lauren Gilger Sep. 4, 2018
Analyst: Choice To Replace Sen. McCain Must Have Wide Appeal Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Sep. 4, 2018
Phoenix Isn't Known For Barbecue — But That Could Be Changing Lauren Gilger Aug. 31, 2018
Eloy Faces $40M Lawsuit Over Toddler's Death Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2018
Trade Deal Raises Questions For The Auto Industry Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2018
Invest In Ed Pulled Off Arizona's November Ballot Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2018
Mesa Police Beating Raises Questions About Excessive Force Lauren Gilger Aug. 29, 2018

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