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
Trail Runner Cat Bradley On Traversing The Grand Canyon Stina Sieg, Lauren Gilger Jun. 25, 2018
Miscarriage Prescription Denial Spots AZ Laws Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Jun. 25, 2018
Why Do More Diverse Politicians Still Seem To Follow A Strict Dress Code? Lauren Gilger Jun. 25, 2018
Constitutional Sheriffs Movement Idolizes Arpaio After Conviction Lauren Gilger Jun. 25, 2018
Why Those Who Fight Hunger In AZ Worry About Farm Bill Lauren Gilger Jun. 25, 2018
Diane Douglas On Defensive TV During Debate Lauren Gilger Jun. 21, 2018
Immigration Legislation Turmoil In U.S. House Lauren Gilger Jun. 21, 2018
Phoenix Business Owner On Light Rail Controversy Lauren Gilger Jun. 21, 2018
Immigrant Advocates Skeptical Of Trump's New Order Lauren Gilger Jun. 21, 2018
Big Changes For Sacred Heart Church Lauren Gilger Jun. 20, 2018
Why Podcasting Is No Longer Just For Public Radio Nerds Lauren Gilger Jun. 19, 2018
'Equality Voters' Fight For LGBTQ Rights Lauren Gilger Jun. 14, 2018
Arizona Courts Taking Action For IED-related Deaths Lauren Gilger Jun. 14, 2018
#MeToo And Men Lauren Gilger Jun. 13, 2018
How Trade War Could Affect AZ Businesses Lauren Gilger Jun. 12, 2018
Interview Question May Perpetuate Wage Gap Lauren Gilger Jun. 12, 2018
Vermont Strengthens Protections For Harassment Victims Lauren Gilger Jun. 12, 2018
The Future Of Facebook Lies With Teens Lauren Gilger Jun. 12, 2018
Summer Child Care Is Pricey: What Are Options For Parents? Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jun. 12, 2018
Feds Refusing Key Parts Of ACA Lauren Gilger Jun. 11, 2018
Arizona Senate Candidate Submitted Forged Signatures Lauren Gilger Jun. 11, 2018
Residents Gather To Protest Light Rail Extension Annika Cline, Lauren Gilger Jun. 8, 2018
KJZZ's Friday Newscap June 8, 2018 Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jun. 8, 2018
Suicide Rates Spike Nationwide Lauren Gilger Jun. 8, 2018
Scottsdale Arts Welcomes New CEO Lauren Gilger Jun. 7, 2018

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