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
Chef Charleen Badman Reflects On James Beard Award Win Lauren Gilger May. 17, 2019
Awareness Of Native American Missing And Murdered Rates Has Increased Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein May. 16, 2019
Trump Administration Looks To Fix Drug Prices Lauren Gilger May. 15, 2019
Suicide Prevention Trainer: Direct Conversation Is Key Lauren Gilger May. 15, 2019
Expert: Iran Tensions Signal 'Returning To Status Quo' Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May. 15, 2019
Arizona Meadery Wins Small Business Award Amanda Luberto, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May. 15, 2019
Less Than Half Of AZ Doctors Check History Before Prescribing Lauren Gilger May. 14, 2019
Exhibit Presents Art Created By Detained Immigrant Children Lauren Gilger May. 14, 2019
Arizona Superintendent Creates School Safety Task Force Mariana Dale, Lauren Gilger May. 13, 2019
Arizona's Counselor-To-Student Ratio Is The Worst In The Country; What Counselors Want Lawmakers To Do About It Lauren Gilger May. 13, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: U.N. Secretary General Tours South Pacific Lauren Gilger May. 13, 2019
FDA To End 'Hidden' Database Of Medical Malfunction Records Lauren Gilger May. 13, 2019
AZ Joins Alledged Generic Drug Price Conspiracy Lawsuit Claire Caulfield, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger May. 13, 2019
Hear From Phoenix City Council Candidates Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger May. 10, 2019
Phoenix Police Team Trainer Aims To 'Build Empathy' For Mental Health Lauren Gilger May. 10, 2019
Navajo Nation Calls For Disaster Declaration After Floods Lauren Gilger May. 9, 2019
Arizona Lawmakers Debate Updating 1872 Mining Laws Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May. 9, 2019
Poll: Arizonans Support Dual-Language Immersion Classes Lauren Gilger May. 9, 2019
Pima County Reverses Decision To Accept Funds From DHS Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May. 9, 2019
New AZ Law Adds Restrictions To Citizen Ballot Initiatives Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein May. 9, 2019
The AZ Legislature Is Considering 2 Vape Restriction Bills Lauren Gilger May. 8, 2019
Lisa Ling Discusses Her Career Among Countercultures Lauren Gilger May. 8, 2019
Cool, Rainy Arizona Weather Keeps Heat At Bay Lauren Gilger May. 8, 2019
Arizona Democrats Are Ready To Pass Governor Budget Lauren Gilger May. 8, 2019
Mexico Wants To Reinvent U.S. Merida Aid Program Jorge Valencia, Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
May. 8, 2019

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