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
Former Student Awaits Sentencing In NAU Shooting Lauren Gilger Jan. 13, 2020
How Automation And Artificial Intelligence Could Impact The Workplace Lauren Gilger Jan. 10, 2020
Fine-Dining Restaurant Run Entirely By High Schoolers Lauren Gilger Jan. 10, 2020
Below Average Colorado River Water Supply Expected Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2020
Master-Level Beer Judge Explores Phoenix's Beer History Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2020
How Violence In Mexico Could Affect Tourism Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2020
As Wireless Providers Roll Out 5G Technology, How Close Are We To 6G? Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2020
How A Federal Sex Trafficking Investigation Fell Apart In Lake Havasu Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2020
Goldwater Institute Sues Department Of Education Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Jan. 8, 2020
How UA's Phillip Kuo Bridged Eastern, Western Medicine Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Jan. 8, 2020
Painter Paige Poppe Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Jan. 7, 2020
Why One Medical Marijuana Company Is Leaving AZ Lauren Gilger Jan. 7, 2020
Groups Settle Suit With AZ Over Voter Address Updates Bret Jaspers, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
Jan. 6, 2020
Why U-Haul's Nicotine Policy Is Legal — But Potentially Not Practical Lauren Gilger Jan. 7, 2020
AZ Education Is Falling Short On Its Progress Meter Goals Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Jan. 7, 2020
Personal, Political And Professional: Everyone Has A Hair Story Lauren Gilger Jan. 6, 2020
Points Of View: Protecting Vulnerable Arizona Adults Lauren Gilger, Kathy Ritchie, Katie Campbell Jan. 6, 2020
The Case For And Against $12 Minimum Wage Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Jan. 6, 2020
How Phoenix Could Embrace Its Extreme Heat Lauren Gilger Jan. 3, 2020
'Remain In Mexico' Expands To Nogales, Sonora Kendal Blust, Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Jan. 2, 2020
Muralist Hugo Medina Lauren Gilger Jan. 2, 2020
Women’s Rights Publication Spearheaded By Phoenix Poet Laureate Lauren Gilger Jan. 2, 2020
What California's Online Privacy Law Means For Arizona Lauren Gilger Jan. 2, 2020
New Congressional Seat, Redistricting Likely In Arizona After 2020 Census Bridget Dowd, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Jan. 1, 2020
New Tech, Self-Driving Cars Keep Older Americans Rolling Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Dec. 30, 2019

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