Lauren Gilger


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
Tiny Desert Concert: House Of Stairs Lauren Gilger, Sarah Ventre Jul. 28, 2017
Arizona Launches Program To Get More Teachers Into STEM Fields Lauren Gilger Jul. 27, 2017
Man Who Created Midazolam Not Happy It's Used On Death Row Lauren Gilger Jul. 27, 2017
What Is AARP's Strategy Amid Senate Health Bill Vote? Lauren Gilger Jul. 26, 2017
How Interconnected Is Arizona Economy With Mexico, Canada? Lauren Gilger Jul. 25, 2017
New Rule Adopted By Arizona Clean Elections Creating Controversy Lauren Gilger Jul. 25, 2017
How Did McCain Shape Trump's Road To The White House? Lauren Gilger Jul. 25, 2017
Company Working On How To Bake Bread In Space Lauren Gilger Jul. 24, 2017
Is Homeland Security's Increase To H-2B Visa Cap Too Little, Too Late? Lauren Gilger Jul. 24, 2017
Experts: Migrants Turning To Riskier Paths As U.S. Cracks Down On Illegal Immigration Lauren Gilger Jul. 24, 2017
Athletes To Compete In Lori Piestewa National Native American Games Lauren Gilger Jul. 21, 2017
Fix.Adopt.Save. Spreads Word About Free Spay, Neutering Services Lauren Gilger Jul. 20, 2017
What's The Disconnect Between Teacher Evaluations, School Performance? Lauren Gilger Jul. 19, 2017
Report: Young Black Women Subject To Number Of Stereotypes Lauren Gilger Jul. 17, 2017
Phoenix's School Of Hip Hop To Hold Summer Music Camp Lauren Gilger Jul. 14, 2017
Group Proposes High-School Transcripts Without Grades, Courses Lauren Gilger Jul. 11, 2017
Fires Causing Long-Term Environment Changes To Soil Lauren Gilger Jul. 11, 2017
Speaker's Lobby Rule On 'Appropriate Attire' Not As Simple As It Sounds Lauren Gilger Jul. 10, 2017
What's Behind Impulse To Give Something Away To Help A Cause? Lauren Gilger Jul. 10, 2017
Researcher Finds Taking Photos Of Items Helps With Decluttering Lauren Gilger Jul. 7, 2017
Are Shows Just Art Imitating Life, Or Life Imitating Art? Lauren Gilger Jul. 7, 2017
Collaboration Improving South Phoenix Community Along Light Rail Lauren Gilger Jul. 7, 2017
How Does Trump Energy Plan Fit Into Overall Energy Market? Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jul. 7, 2017
Friday Newscap: July 7, 2017 Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jul. 7, 2017
Oscars Gets More Diverse, Opens Doors To 774 New Voting Members Lauren Gilger Jul. 6, 2017