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
As Charter Schools Grow, Teacher Unions Rise To Stop Them Lauren Gilger Nov. 18, 2019
'Huge Culture Change' At Phoenix Police Academy Christina Estes, Lauren Gilger Nov. 18, 2019
Abandoned Missile Complex Near Tucson Goes On Sale Katie Campbell, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Nov. 14, 2019
Navajo Nation President Halts NTEC Purchase Of Coal Plants Lauren Gilger Nov. 14, 2019
Swastika Flyers At ASU Part Of A Statewide Trend Lauren Gilger Nov. 14, 2019
'Remain In Mexico' Inconsistencies Push Migrants To AZ Crossings Lauren Gilger Nov. 14, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap Nov. 14, 2019 Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Nov. 14, 2019
D-Backs Want Smaller Park With More Shopping, Dining Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Nov. 14, 2019
Competing Bid To Legalize Marijuana Needs Lawmakers' Votes Ben Giles, Lauren Gilger Nov. 14, 2019
Dispute In Payson May Settle Confusing Recall Laws Lauren Gilger Nov. 12, 2019
'Queer Eye's' Karamo Affirms Diversity, Family In New Book Lauren Gilger Nov. 12, 2019
Documentary Shows Challenges In AZ Child Welfare System Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Nov. 12, 2019
2nd Trial Against Activist Who Helped Migrants To Begin Michel Marizco, Lauren Gilger Nov. 12, 2019
DACA Recipients In D.C. For SCOTUS Hearing Matthew Casey, Jaye McAuliffe, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Nov. 12, 2019
'Micro Estates' Planned To Bring A Community Together Lauren Gilger Nov. 7, 2019
Amy Silverman: Not Thrilled With Disability Emojis Lauren Gilger Nov. 6, 2019
Arizona Farmers Take Issue With New Farm Workers Bill Lauren Gilger Nov. 5, 2019
AZ School Diversity Director Sees Teachable Moment In Racist Incident Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Nov. 5, 2019
CA Teacher Discovers A Butterfly With AZ Phone Number Paul Atkinson, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Nov. 5, 2019
Activists Celebrate Phoenix Police Decision To Fire Officers Lauren Gilger Nov. 5, 2019
Dr. Joseph Sirven: Honest Placebos Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Nov. 5, 2019
How A California Immigration Law Helped Turn The State Blue Lauren Gilger Nov. 5, 2019
Wizard Rock Disappears, Reappears In Prescott Forest Katie Campbell, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Nov. 4, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: A U.S. Official Visits South Korea Lauren Gilger Nov. 4, 2019
This Gross Clam Can Help Us Understand Climate Change Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Nov. 4, 2019

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