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
Photographer Documents 562 Native American Tribes Lauren Gilger Sep. 14, 2018
ACLU Report: Border Wall Would Be Devastating For Environment Lauren Gilger Sep. 13, 2018
Know Your Rights With Natural Hair In The Workplace Lauren Gilger Sep. 13, 2018
AZ AG Investigating Companies For Consumer Fraud Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Sep. 13, 2018
After 40 Years, Is The End Of Tucson Desegregation Lawsuit Finally Near? Lauren Gilger Sep. 13, 2018
New Bishop Of Lutheran Church On Being The First Woman Lauren Gilger Sep. 12, 2018
Arts Activist On Hip Hop, Black Lives Matter And Resegregation Lauren Gilger Sep. 12, 2018
How Do Hurricanes Get Their Names? Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Sep. 12, 2018
ACLU Releases Plan To Reduce Incarceration Lauren Gilger Sep. 12, 2018
County Recorder On What Happened Election Day Lauren Gilger Sep. 12, 2018
How Will Nike's Brand Be Affected By The Kaepernick Ad? Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Sep. 11, 2018
Charter Schools Board OKs Sale That Could Net State Rep $30M Lauren Gilger Sep. 11, 2018
Digging Into Tales Of Arizona's Old West Legacy Lauren Gilger Sep. 11, 2018
Chronic School Absence In Arizona Among Highest In U.S. Lauren Gilger Sep. 11, 2018
What Exercises Are Best For Mental Health? Lauren Gilger Sep. 11, 2018
Southwest Key Worker Convicted As Investigation Continues Matthew Casey, Lauren Gilger Sep. 11, 2018
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

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