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
New iPhone Face ID Raising Security Concerns About Privacy Lauren Gilger Sep. 20, 2017
Republic Reporter Details Life Of Gary Tison, Arizona's Notorious Prison Escapee Lauren Gilger Sep. 19, 2017
Is Arizona's Death Penalty Law Constitutional? Lauren Gilger Sep. 19, 2017
Paralyzed Veterans Of America: Too Many Wheelchairs Lost, Damaged During Flights Lauren Gilger Sep. 18, 2017
HOAs Foreclosing On More And More Homeowners Lauren Gilger Sep. 18, 2017
New Times Reporter Discusses Motel 6, ICE Investigation Lauren Gilger Sep. 15, 2017
ASU President Michael Crow Weighs In On Brnovich Tuition Lawsuit Lauren Gilger Sep. 15, 2017
Author Argues Why You Might Want To Think Twice About Vitamin Supplements Lauren Gilger Sep. 14, 2017
Mental-Health Town Hall To Address Student Stress, Suicides Lauren Gilger Sep. 14, 2017
What Effect Will End Of DACA Have On State Economies? Lauren Gilger Sep. 14, 2017
Survey: Nearly Three-Quarters Of Arizona Transgender Students Experience Some Mistreatment At School Lauren Gilger Sep. 13, 2017
More Green Card Applicants Will Be Required To Go Through Interview Process Lauren Gilger Sep. 12, 2017
How Can Community, Police Work Together To Ensure Protests Are Safe? Lauren Gilger Sep. 12, 2017
Republic Reporter Digs Into Story Of Soldier's Pursuit Of Ft. Huachuca Gold Lauren Gilger Sep. 11, 2017
What's Cookin' With Elote Cafe Chef Jeff Smedstad? Lauren Gilger Sep. 11, 2017
Maricopa County To Help Pay Student Loan Debt For New Medical Examiners Lauren Gilger Sep. 8, 2017
Zombies, Pinups And Punk Rock: How Robert Williams Made It In Academic Art World Lauren Gilger Sep. 8, 2017
Bechdel Test Fest Showcases Original Works That Promote Women Lauren Gilger Sep. 8, 2017
Dignity Health, Phoenix Children's Hospital Partner To Develop East Valley Facility Lauren Gilger Sep. 7, 2017
What Happens Now To Children Of DACA Recipients? Lauren Gilger Sep. 7, 2017
In The Aftermath Of Harvey, Will Houston Residents Stay? Lauren Gilger Sep. 7, 2017
Media Studies Professor: Satire Can Play Role Against White Supremacists Lauren Gilger Sep. 6, 2017
Phoenix Police Aerial Surveillance Program Raises Privacy Concerns Lauren Gilger Sep. 5, 2017
Scientist: Help For Honeybees May Come In Form Of Mushroom Extract Lauren Gilger Sep. 5, 2017
Tucson Celebrating Cultural Heritage, UNESCO Gastronomy Designation Lauren Gilger Sep. 1, 2017