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
National Council of La Raza President Discusses Phoenix's Transformation Lauren Gilger Jun. 5, 2017
BBC Looks At Climate Problem In Florida, Where Trump Calls Home Lauren Gilger Jun. 5, 2017
ASU Law Grads Study Oregon Pilot Program For Gas-Tax Alternative Lauren Gilger Jun. 2, 2017
Comedian Demetri Martin Tackles Grief In His New Film 'Dean' Lauren Gilger Jun. 2, 2017
Center For Biological Diversity Files Notice Of Intent To Sue Over Border Wall Lauren Gilger Jun. 2, 2017
'Ask A Mexican' Author Weighs In On Cultural Appropriation, Food Lauren Gilger May. 31, 2017
How Are Developers Trying To Resuscitate Fiesta Mall? Lauren Gilger May. 31, 2017
Arizona Corporation Commission In Damage Control After Indictment Lauren Gilger May. 31, 2017
Group Looks At Arizona's Juvenile Justice System Lauren Gilger May. 31, 2017
Arizona Seeing Rise In Financial Jobs Lauren Gilger May. 30, 2017
What Does Data Show About Success Of Arizona Schools? Lauren Gilger May. 30, 2017
Phoenix Cosplay Ball Combines Fashion And Dance At Comicon Lauren Gilger May. 26, 2017
Friday Newscap: May 26, 2017 Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie May. 26, 2017
How The Proposed Border Wall May Affect World Heritage Site In Mexico Lauren Gilger May. 26, 2017
Former Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Accused Of Taking Bribes Lauren Gilger May. 26, 2017
Security Concerns Mount At Phoenix Comicon After Attendee's Arrest Lauren Gilger May. 26, 2017
What's Next For The Tent City Jail Location? Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger May. 25, 2017
A Closer Look At The Independent Investigation Into MCCCD Carrie Jung, Lauren Gilger May. 25, 2017
FWD.us Launching Arizona Coalition To Address Immigration Reform Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie May. 25, 2017
Phoenix New Times Food Editor To Focus On Cultural Meaning Of Food Lauren Gilger May. 23, 2017
When Do Consumers Decide They've Had Enough Of A Business? Lauren Gilger May. 23, 2017
Reporters Weigh In On Phoenix Action To Clarify Term 'Lobbying' Lauren Gilger May. 23, 2017
Diamondbacks Introduce $50 Summer Pass Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein May. 23, 2017
Mesa Should Prioritize Community Over Jail Costs, Advocate Says Lauren Gilger May. 23, 2017
UA Study Looks At Asthma In Kids On Both Sides Of Border Lauren Gilger May. 22, 2017

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