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
PLEA Blames City Council For Phoenix Police Firings Tom Maxedon, Lauren Gilger Oct. 26, 2019
Dia De Los Muertos Brings Family Together Through Tradition Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Oct. 25, 2019
Nickelodeon's 'The Casagrandes' Celebrates Big, Messy Families Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Oct. 25, 2019
Newly Naturalized Citizens Could Help Swing 2020 Election Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2019
Mesa Court Works To Break Homeless Out Of Cycle Katie Campbell, Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2019
Sonoran Arcana: The Wine Selection Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2019
Mesa Reanimates Cemetery Tours Ahead Of Halloween Kaely Monahan, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 24, 2019
Santa Delivers 80-Foot Tall Christmas Tree To Arizona Mall Amanda Luberto, Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2019
Businesses, Leaders Prepare For Light Rail Construction Lauren Gilger Oct. 23, 2019
FABRIC Lauren Gilger Oct. 22, 2019
Environmentalists Concerned Development Will Harm San Pedro River Lauren Gilger Oct. 22, 2019
The Improvements Scottsdale's $319M Bond Would Fund Lauren Gilger Oct. 22, 2019
Many AZ Adults Stuck Waiting For Spot In Education Programs Lauren Gilger Oct. 22, 2019
Sirven: 'Throwing The Entire Kitchen Sink' At Alzheimer's Lauren Gilger Oct. 21, 2019
Arizona Legislature Prepares For Battle Over Sanctuary Cities Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Oct. 21, 2019
AZ Auditor General Criticizes Lack Of ABOR Oversight Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Oct. 18, 2019
Apache Lake Music Festival Blends Local Music, Camping Lauren Gilger Oct. 18, 2019
City Of Maricopa Debates Adopting New Development Fees Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Oct. 17, 2019
Fans May Not Always Be Helpful In The Arizona Heat Lauren Gilger Oct. 17, 2019
Points Of View: Ratifying The USMCA Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell, Jorge Valencia Oct. 17, 2019
Dinersaur Lauren Gilger Oct. 17, 2019
AZ Republicans Raised $270,000 Less Than State Democrats Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Oct. 17, 2019
Phoenix Raises Uber, Lyft Fees At Sky Harbor Airport Ben Giles, Lauren Gilger Oct. 16, 2019
Report: Water Replenishment Program Faces Uncertainty Bret Jaspers, Lauren Gilger Oct. 17, 2019
Number Of People In U.S. Households Is Expected To Go Up Lauren Gilger Oct. 16, 2019

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