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
Valley Metro CEO Advocates For Public Transit In D.C. Lauren Gilger Mar. 19, 2019
How Colleges Have Revamped Their Title IX Programs Lauren Gilger Mar. 18, 2019
Women Of The West: Part 1, 'Mim' Walsh Kaely Monahan, Lauren Gilger Mar. 15, 2019
AZ Bombing Range Pulled Into Border Wall Debate Lauren Gilger Mar. 15, 2019
Bad Bosses: Professor Writes About Toxic Leadership Lauren Gilger Mar. 14, 2019
Pima County Jail Hopes To Help Struggling Inmates Lauren Gilger Mar. 14, 2019
Equal Rights Amendment Halts In Arizona Senate Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Mar. 14, 2019
20 Years Later, 'Speak' Still Teaching Arizona Students To Overcome Mariana Dale, Lauren Gilger, Paige Phelps Mar. 14, 2019
The Latest On The Drought Contingency Plan Lauren Gilger Mar. 13, 2019
Concerns Over Cremation Of Bodies Exposed To Radiation Lauren Gilger Mar. 12, 2019
Are You Ready For 'Woke Country' Music? Lauren Gilger Mar. 12, 2019
Activists March To Ratify Equal Rights Amendment Lauren Gilger Mar. 12, 2019
Public Lands Bill Spells Development For La Paz County Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Mar. 11, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: Savannah King Kaely Monahan, Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto Mar. 11, 2019
Art Museum Gives Modern Artist Her Due Long After Death Lauren Gilger Mar. 8, 2019
Is The DHS Keeping A Database Of Journalists? Lauren Gilger Mar. 8, 2019
Tempe United Methodist Pastor 'In Mourning' After LGBTQ Ban Lauren Gilger Mar. 7, 2019
Phoenix Focuses On Bioscience With A New Campus Lauren Gilger Mar. 7, 2019
New Book Records Hispanic History Of North America Lauren Gilger Mar. 6, 2019
All AZ Universities Receive 'Greenlight' On Free Speech Lauren Gilger Mar. 5, 2019
Controversy About MAGA Gear In School Sparks Anger Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Mar. 5, 2019
How Deeply Rooted Is Nationality? Lauren Gilger Mar. 5, 2019
What Does Citizenship Mean? Lauren Gilger Mar. 5, 2019
Bill Aims To Close Loophole For Victims Of Sexual Assault Lauren Gilger Mar. 5, 2019
How 'Progress Meters' Can Help Improve Arizona In Key Areas Lauren Gilger Mar. 4, 2019