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
What Does It Take To Save A Language? Lauren Gilger May. 18, 2018
KJZZ's Friday Newscap May 18, 2018 Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger May. 18, 2018
Billie Holiday And Her Ties To Religion Explored In New Book Lauren Gilger May. 18, 2018
UA Student Presents Research On Opioid Prevention In D.C. Lauren Gilger May. 18, 2018
First-Ever Migraine Treatment Approved By FDA Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie May. 18, 2018
Funding Increased For Cleaning Up Homeless Encampments Lauren Gilger May. 18, 2018
Border Patrol Lacking Records For Hundreds Of Migrant Deaths Lauren Gilger May. 17, 2018
Oncologist: HPV Vaccine Goes Beyond Cervical Cancer Lauren Gilger May. 17, 2018
What Makes Someone Want To Be An Ultrarunner? Lauren Gilger May. 17, 2018
As Families Are Separated At The Border, Where Do The Kids Go? Lauren Gilger May. 17, 2018
Organic Food Industry Won't Get Its Own 'Got Milk' Campaign Lauren Gilger May. 16, 2018
'Yanny' Vs. 'Laurel' Debate: How To Hear It Both Ways Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Annika Cline May. 16, 2018
Why Are Cities So Bad At Cyber Security? Lauren Gilger May. 16, 2018
Trump Admin. Eliminates Top Cyber Policy Position Lauren Gilger May. 16, 2018
Fate Of Sacred Heart Church Hinges On Phoenix City Council Vote Lauren Gilger May. 16, 2018
Could Congress Save The Navajo Generating Station? Lauren Gilger May. 16, 2018
Uber Unveils Concept For Flying Taxis Lauren Gilger, Paige Phelps May. 15, 2018
Airlines From U.S., Middle East Reach Resolution Lauren Gilger May. 15, 2018
Older Adults Are Often Left Out Of Clinical Trials Lauren Gilger May. 14, 2018
Tucson Votes To Prohibit Contracts With For-Profit Prisons Lauren Gilger May. 14, 2018
Mormon Temple Renovation Raises Preservation Concerns Lauren Gilger May. 11, 2018
California Mandates Solar Power On All Newly-Built Homes Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May. 11, 2018
Mormon Church Separating From Boy Scouts Lauren Gilger May. 11, 2018
Military Access To Dependents' Medical Records May Bar Enlistment For Some Lauren Gilger May. 10, 2018
Sessions Sets Case Quotas For Immigrant Court Judges Lauren Gilger May. 9, 2018