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
Migrant Mother Plans Journey To See Her Sons Matthew Casey, Lauren Gilger Jul. 12, 2018
Women Win Big In Mexico's 2018 Election Lauren Gilger Jul. 12, 2018
Debate Over Increasing Prominence Of Nurse Practitioners Lauren Gilger Jul. 12, 2018
Study Finds Support For Increased Legal Immigration Lauren Gilger Jul. 12, 2018
ICE Raising Privacy Concerns Over License Plate Data Christina Estes, Lauren Gilger Jul. 12, 2018
California Embraces Mass Deportation Hearings Lauren Gilger Jul. 12, 2018
Mesa Home Destroyed By Tree During Monsoon Lauren Gilger Jul. 11, 2018
State Argues Case On Ballot Measure Rule Not ‘Ripe’ Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Jul. 11, 2018
Guatemalan Mother Deported Without Her Son Lauren Gilger Jul. 11, 2018
Arizona Elections 2018: Kelli Ward - U.S. Senate Lauren Gilger Jul. 11, 2018
Project POEM Teaches STEM To Blind Students Lauren Gilger Jul. 10, 2018
Motel 6 To Settle Suit Over Alleged Coordination With ICE Lauren Gilger Jul. 10, 2018
Will This Be A Chilly NATO Summit For U.S.? Lauren Gilger Jul. 10, 2018
Arizona Monsoon Hits Full Force Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Jul. 10, 2018
David Schweikert's Chief Of Staff Resigns Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Jul. 10, 2018
Arizona Elections: Steve Farley - Governor Lauren Gilger Jul. 9, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Boris Johnson And The NATO Summit Lauren Gilger Jul. 9, 2018
How A Vacant Phoenix Office Building Housed Separated Migrant Kids Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Jul. 9, 2018
U.S. Rep. Tours Child Migrant Shelter In Tucson Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Jul. 9, 2018
Don Shooter Sues Colleague For Damages Lauren Gilger Jul. 9, 2018
The Science Of When: Author On Why Timing Matters Lauren Gilger Jul. 9, 2018
Exhibit Celebrating Female Artists Opens At Phoenix Art Museum Lauren Gilger Jul. 6, 2018
ASU Student Interns In D.C. With Program's Help Lauren Gilger Jul. 6, 2018
KJZZ's Friday Newscap July 6, 2018 Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Jul. 6, 2018
Black Lives Matter Leader Concerned About Police Approach To Community Lauren Gilger Jul. 6, 2018

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