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
2018 A Bad Year For Water Supplies In Colorado River Basin Lauren Gilger Dec. 20, 2018
U.S. Spending $10.6B To Slow Immigration Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Dec. 20, 2018
Prescott Regional Airport Shooting For 10,000th Passenger Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Dec. 20, 2018
Good News, Bad News In State's Health Assessment Lauren Gilger Dec. 20, 2018
Judge Rejects Corp Commissioner's Investigation Into Colleagues Lauren Gilger Dec. 20, 2018
Phoenix Punk Scene Gather To Help One Of Their Own Lauren Gilger Dec. 19, 2018
Columnist Says Preexisting Conditions Can Be Done — Affordably Lauren Gilger Dec. 19, 2018
Series Shines Light On Charter School Gamble In Arizona Lauren Gilger Dec. 18, 2018
Report Reveals Increase In Homelessness Since 2017 Lauren Gilger Dec. 18, 2018
Regulators Used Potentially Inaccurate Tire Safety Data Until 2015 Lauren Gilger Dec. 18, 2018
Martha McSally Appointed To U.S. Senate Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Dec. 18, 2018
Can You Train Your Brain To Be More Grateful? Lauren Gilger Dec. 17, 2018
Phoenix’s Water Services Director On Why A Rate Hike Is Needed Lauren Gilger Dec. 17, 2018
Can Defendants Be 'Restored' To Competency? Lauren Gilger Dec. 17, 2018
Corp Commission Debates Deregulation Again Lauren Gilger Dec. 17, 2018
Arizona Falling Way Behind In Early Childhood Education Lauren Gilger Dec. 14, 2018
Documentary Tracks Barbie's Evolution And Revolution Lauren Gilger Dec. 14, 2018
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap Dec. 14, 2018 Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Dec. 14, 2018
Time For Annual Camelback Christmas Tree Battle Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Dec. 14, 2018
Mesa Creates Plans For Affordable Housing Lauren Gilger Dec. 13, 2018
What The New Farm Bill Means For AZ Ag, SNAP Program Lauren Gilger Dec. 13, 2018
How Medicare Affects The Shortage Of General Practitioners Lauren Gilger Dec. 13, 2018
Phoenix Votes Down Rate Hike, Postpones Arena Deal Mark Brodie, Christina Estes, Lauren Gilger Dec. 13, 2018
Advocacy Group Pushes For Prison Reform Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger Dec. 13, 2018
How Does The U.S. Fare In Food Sustainability? Lauren Gilger Dec. 12, 2018

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