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
Watch Women's Skydiving Network In Eloy This Week Amanda Luberto, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Oct. 10, 2019
What Are Rights Of Mothers Involved In Suspected Adoption Scheme? Lauren Gilger Oct. 11, 2019
'Second Assault': A Woman's Experience With The System That Failed Her Lauren Gilger Oct. 10, 2019
NTEC Criticized For A Lack Of Renewable Investments Lauren Gilger Oct. 10, 2019
A Look At The Adoption Fraud Cases Against County Assessor Paul Petersen Beyond Arizona Matthew Casey, Lauren Gilger Oct. 10, 2019
Points Of View: Bipartisan Push For Criminal Justice Reform Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Oct. 10, 2019
Mesa Revs Up Electric Scooter Program Lauren Gilger Oct. 9, 2019
Tempe Center For The Arts Kicks Off Season With 'Dutchman' Lauren Gilger Oct. 9, 2019
Journalist Records Town Soon To Be Lost To Climate Change Lauren Gilger Oct. 9, 2019
AZ Republicans May Be Shifting On Trump Impeachment Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Oct. 9, 2019
NativesOutdoors Lauren Gilger Oct. 8, 2019
Groups Sue Government Over Colorado River Management Lauren Gilger Oct. 7, 2019
More Native Americans Now Have Health Insurance Lauren Gilger Oct. 7, 2019
CDC Releases Study On Vaping-Related Illnesses Lauren Gilger Oct. 7, 2019
Kurt Volker Resigns From ASU's McCain Institute Kathy Ritchie, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger
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Oct. 7, 2019
Navajo Company Buys 3 Coal Mines Laurel Morales, Lauren Gilger Oct. 6, 2019
AZ Opioid-Blocking Program Proving Less Effective Than Hoped Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Oct. 4, 2019
How One Meal Changed Chef Samin Nosrat's Life Lauren Gilger Oct. 4, 2019
Products, Ads Raise Cultural Appropriation Questions Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Oct. 3, 2019
ASU's Prison Education Program Teaches Geology, Astronomy Lauren Gilger Oct. 3, 2019
LDS Church Clarifies Doctrine On Transgender Mormons Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 3, 2019
New Housing Program Helps Kids Aging Out Of Foster Care Lauren Gilger Oct. 3, 2019
Democrats Accuse Trump Of Ignoring Law In Refugee Cap Matthew Casey, Lauren Gilger Oct. 3, 2019
Valley Of The Sun United Way Has A New CEO Lauren Gilger Oct. 3, 2019
43 Food Deserts Litter The Growing Phoenix Landscape Lauren Gilger Oct. 3, 2019