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
Why Do We Use Movie Quotes To Communicate? Lauren Gilger Oct. 26, 2018
Is The Idea Of 'Lone Wolf' Terrorism True? Lauren Gilger Oct. 26, 2018
Matisse And Native Alaskans At New Heard Exhibition Lauren Gilger Oct. 25, 2018
Democrats Take Up 'Medicare For All' Battle Cry Lauren Gilger Oct. 25, 2018
McCain Institute Director Explains Call For 'Mavericks' To Vote Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2018
Election Cybersecurity A Concern Among State Officials Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2018
Corp Comm Candidates Weigh In On Ethics Code, Renewable Energy Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2018
Revisiting Sandra Day O'Connor's StoryCorps Interview Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Kathy Ritchie Oct. 24, 2018
Survey: More Skeptical Of Claims Against Harassment Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2018
Teenager Releases 1960s and 1970s Inspired Album Lauren Gilger Oct. 23, 2018
Where Has The Opioid Treatment Money Gone? Lauren Gilger Oct. 23, 2018
Migrant Caravan Becomes Issue Before Midterms Lauren Gilger Oct. 23, 2018
Maricopa County Prepares For Potential Polling Issues Lauren Gilger Oct. 23, 2018
Lawmaker Requests Investigation Over Anti-Prop 127 Resolutions Will Stone, Lauren Gilger Oct. 23, 2018
Report Uses Hard Facts To Assess AZ Economy Lauren Gilger Oct. 22, 2018
NPS Considers Charging Protesters In National Mall Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Oct. 22, 2018
AZ Vaccination Program Cancelled After Parent Backlash Lauren Gilger Oct. 22, 2018
Tiny Desert Concert: koleżanka Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Oct. 22, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Mexico's Referendum Lauren Gilger Oct. 22, 2018
Hip-Hop And Classical Reimagined With Mik Nawooj Lauren Gilger Oct. 19, 2018
Four Candidates Debate For Phoenix's Mayoral Seat Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 19, 2018
Analyzing Sinema And McSally's Performance During Debate Lauren Gilger Oct. 18, 2018
Thousands Of School In AZ Participate In Nationwide Earthquake Drill Lauren Gilger Oct. 18, 2018
A Cosmic Playground Made From Tape Appears At The Science Center Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger, Annika Cline Oct. 18, 2018
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Is Suing The New York Times Lauren Gilger Oct. 18, 2018