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
9th Circuit Strikes Down AZ 'Ballot Harvesting' Ban Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Jan. 27, 2020
Policy Fellow Tackling Health Issues For Phoenix Lauren Gilger Jan. 27, 2020
Dr. Joseph Sirven: Heart Disease In U.S. Shows Rates Are Up Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Jan. 27, 2020
Republic Reporter Describes Scene In D.C. During Impeachment Trial Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Jan. 27, 2020
AZ GOP Committee Meeting: Impeachment, Trump Economy And Future Of AZ GOP Scott Bourque, Lauren Gilger Jan. 27, 2020
How Can We Learn From Indigenous Communities' Foodways? Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2020
Several Grammy-Nominated Artists Have Arizona Ties Amanda Luberto, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2020
Apache Chef Uses Food As Medicine For His People Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2020
How Much Is Needed To Fill AZ's Special Ed Funding Gap? Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2020
AZ Lawmaker Sponsoring Bill To Impose Stricter Sentences For Opioid Trafficking Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2020
The Friday NewsCap Jan. 24, 2020 Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2020
Water Rule Leaves Ephemeral Streams Unprotected Bret Jaspers, Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2020
How A Southern Arizona School District Deals With A High Poverty Rate Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2020
Adolescence For Humans, Animals Isn't As Different As You Might Think Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2020
How The New Federal Parental Leave Rules Could Impact Arizona Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2020
Goldwater Clashes With Advocates Over Indian Child Welfare Act Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Mark Brodie Jan. 22, 2020
Banner Health's Paired Kidney Exchange Program Changing Lives Lauren Gilger Jan. 22, 2020
AZ Wine Growers Speak Out Against Proposed Tariffs Lauren Gilger Jan. 21, 2020
How ASU Plans To Make Downtown Mesa A Media Creation Mecca Lauren Gilger Jan. 21, 2020
Miscalculation Left Rock 'N' Roll 1/2 Marathon Short Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Kaely Monahan Jan. 20, 2020
Exhibit Showcases Stories Of Historic Black Families In The Southwest Lauren Gilger Jan. 20, 2020
Meth Production, Trafficking Has Tripled Since 2017 Lauren Gilger Jan. 20, 2020
UA Researcher Working To Cut Off Citrus Disease Before It Spreads To AZ Crops Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan, Heather van Blokland Jan. 20, 2020
As Housing, Food Costs Increase, Are Wages Keeping Up? Lauren Gilger Jan. 20, 2020
Gov. Ducey Budget Proposal Includes Money for Education, Public Safety, More Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Jan. 20, 2020