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
Fairy Bones Is Having '0% Fun' Lauren Gilger Mar. 9, 2018
What Does Generation Z Think About Major Issues Facing Us Today? Lauren Gilger Mar. 9, 2018
What's Online Real Estate Platforms Effect On Industry? Lauren Gilger Mar. 8, 2018
Fortoul Brothers On Their Work, Desert Love Lauren Gilger Mar. 8, 2018
Universal Standard Taps Into Fashion-Forward Plus-Sized Market Lauren Gilger Mar. 7, 2018
Group Works With Ranchers, Government To Research Sustainable Cattle Grazing Lauren Gilger Mar. 7, 2018
Stanton Calls Out Arizona In Final State Of The City Address Lauren Gilger Mar. 7, 2018
Valley Woman Is Making 'Period Packs' For Students Who Can't Afford Pads, Tampons Lauren Gilger Mar. 6, 2018
North Korea Has Suggested It Is Open To Talks With U.S. Lauren Gilger Mar. 6, 2018
High Schoolers At All-Girls School Work To Get Middle School Girls Into STEAM Lauren Gilger Mar. 6, 2018
Hurdles Remain For GCU After Nonprofit Status Approved Lauren Gilger Mar. 6, 2018
Are There Measurable Benefits Of Babywearing? Lauren Gilger Mar. 5, 2018
NY Times Looking For Distributor To Stream Its News Series Lauren Gilger Mar. 2, 2018
Bill Targets Sexual Predators Who Buy Victims' Silence With Confidentiality Agreements Lauren Gilger Mar. 2, 2018
During WWII, Japanese Internment Camps In Arizona Had Own Baseball Teams Lauren Gilger Mar. 2, 2018
KJZZ's Friday Newscap March 2, 2018 Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Mar. 2, 2018
Calling All Crocheters! Upcoming Canal Convergence Sculpture Will Feature Community Work Lauren Gilger Mar. 1, 2018
Population In Border Region Goes Up, Putting Pressure On Our Water Supply Lauren Gilger Mar. 1, 2018
Flake Talks About Supporting Gun-Law Reforms On 'CBS This Morning' Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Mar. 1, 2018
Satanic Temple Lawsuit Creates Conversation About Religious Freedom Lauren Gilger Mar. 1, 2018
Dick's Sporting Goods Latest Retailer To Take Political Stand Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Feb. 28, 2018
ADOT Announces Program To Create Safety Corridor To Rocky Point Lauren Gilger Feb. 28, 2018
Curriculum Helps Immigrants Who Are Blind Learn English Lauren Gilger Feb. 28, 2018
How Were Women Represented In English Literature In 19th Century? Lauren Gilger Feb. 28, 2018
Scottsdale Education Association President: New Acting Superintendent 'Signals Change' Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger, Mariana Dale Feb. 28, 2018

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