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
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
BBC Look-Ahead: Pressure Mounts For Netanyahu Lauren Gilger Dec. 30, 2019
New Year's Eve Brings A Spike In Air Pollution Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Dec. 30, 2019
Diné College Wants To Open The First Law School At A Tribal College Lauren Gilger Dec. 30, 2019
Why Environmental Groups Are Fighting The Rosemont Mine Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Dec. 30, 2019
AZ Jewish Community Shows Solidarity After Hanukkah Attack Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Dec. 30, 2019
Mary Jo West Reflects On Her Time On TV And On Stage Lauren Gilger Dec. 23, 2019
Bill To Reduce Prescription Drug Prices Will Benefit Seniors Lauren Gilger Dec. 23, 2019
ASU Production Of 'Mass' Wins 1st Place In National Opera Competition Lauren Gilger Dec. 20, 2019
Investigation Into Mafia Italian Restaurant Has New Twist Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Dec. 19, 2019
New Corporation Commission Solar Rule Against APS's Wishes Lauren Gilger Dec. 19, 2019
Sonoran Arcana: What Is Arizona Food? Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Dec. 19, 2019
Rideshare Fees Set To Increase At Sky Harbor Katherine Davis-Young, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Dec. 18, 2019
Republic Media Critic: It's Important To Watch 'All The President's Men' Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Dec. 17, 2019