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
Man Moved School To School Amid Misconduct Claims Mariana Dale, Lauren Gilger
Lily Altavena, the Arizona Republic
Nov. 4, 2019
Police Union Declines No Confidence Vote Against Chief Scott Bourque, Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Nov. 1, 2019
Flagstaff's Streetlight Solution Could Help Other Cities Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2019
Sedona Celebrates Día De Los Muertos At Tlaquepaque Amanda Luberto, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Nov. 1, 2019
Phoenix Area Vehicle Pollution Increased 291% Since 1990 Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2019
Arizona Adult Education Programs Receive Additional $500,000 Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2019
APS Seeking $184 Million Rate Increase Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap Nov. 1, 2019 Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2019
Number Of Uninsured Children In Arizona On The Rise Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Oct. 30, 2019
As Solar Expands, AZ Corp Comm Eases Restrictions Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 31, 2019
What Green New Deal Means For Future Of Work Lauren Gilger Oct. 31, 2019
Bodies Donated To AZ Company Used In 'Violent Experiments' Lauren Gilger Oct. 31, 2019
Corporation Commissioners Debate Shutoff Temperature Threshold Lauren Gilger Oct. 31, 2019
Researcher: Forgetting About Terrorist Attacks Is A Problem Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Oct. 31, 2019
Open Enrollment For ACA Plans Starts Friday Bret Jaspers, Lauren Gilger Oct. 31, 2019
Flagstaff Sales Tax Revenue Nearly $1 Million Less Than Expected Lauren Gilger Oct. 31, 2019
Researcher: Money Alone Won't Fix AZ Special Education Gap Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Oct. 30, 2019
Haunted Phoenix: The Phoenix Theatre Company Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto Oct. 30, 2019
Downtown Mesa Sees A Hyperlocal Development Boom Lauren Gilger Oct. 30, 2019
Arizona Kids Testing Better In Past 10 Years, But More Needs To Be Done Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 30, 2019
What The Future Looks Like For Coal-Reliant Communities Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Oct. 30, 2019
Ballot Measure Proposes Sweeping Election Law Changes Ben Giles, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 30, 2019
Committee On Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women Gets Public Input Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Oct. 29, 2019
Report Shows Families Are Still Being Separated At Border Lauren Gilger Oct. 29, 2019
English-Language Learners A Top Priority For Kathy Hoffman Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Oct. 29, 2019

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