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
Voter Turnout Expected To Reach A Record High Lauren Gilger Nov. 6, 2018
County Recorder Remaining Vigilant About Issues At Polling Locations Lauren Gilger Nov. 6, 2018
Why Are Young People Less Likely To Vote? Lauren Gilger Nov. 6, 2018
Native Americans Face Challenges When Voting Lauren Gilger, Laurel Morales Nov. 5, 2018
What Rights Should Be Observed When It Comes To Vaccinations? Lauren Gilger Nov. 5, 2018
What Does The Future Of ASU Hold For Downtown Phoenix? Lauren Gilger Nov. 5, 2018
Fontes: Polling Places Prep Going Well Ahead Of Election Day Lauren Gilger, Bret Jaspers Nov. 5, 2018
Pregnant Women Face Discrimination In Workplace Lauren Gilger Nov. 5, 2018
AZ Rabbi Looks Toward First Shabbat Since Pittsburgh Shooting Lauren Gilger Nov. 2, 2018
The Untold History Of Mexican Workers In Arizona Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2018
Leaders Concerned About Possible Community Reinvestment Act Changes Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2018
How Complex Is Arizona's Political Landscape? Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2018
AZ Has New Health Care Options Through ACA Marketplace Will Stone, Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2018
Ducey: It May Be Time To Revisit Vaccination Opt-Out Law Lauren Gilger
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Nov. 1, 2018
AZ May Have Bulldozed Dozens Of Archaeological Sites Lauren Gilger Oct. 31, 2018
Many AZ Counties Fail To Inform Voters Of Ballot Problems Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 31, 2018
Dia De Los Muertos Festival Organizers: 'We Don't Hoard Culture, We Share It' Lauren Gilger Oct. 31, 2018
'This Is 18' Project Features Women From All Over The World Lauren Gilger Oct. 30, 2018
Phoenix Group Launches 'Healthy Giving' Effort Lauren Gilger Oct. 30, 2018
Cochise County Sheriff Reacts To Call For Troop Deployment Lauren Gilger Oct. 30, 2018
USMCA Deal Similar To NAFTA, Except In Dispute Settlement Lauren Gilger Oct. 30, 2018
Phoenix Restoration Project Asks Media To Not ID Refugees, Nonprofits Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Oct. 30, 2018
Flake: We Can't 'Change President's Behavior' Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Oct. 29, 2018
Most States Failing To Meet School Standards For English Lauren Gilger Oct. 29, 2018
ESA Students Primarily Moved From Highly Rated Schools Lauren Gilger Oct. 29, 2018