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
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
Book Argues Banks, Investors Crushed The American Dream Lauren Gilger Oct. 29, 2019
What Maricopa County Found In Its Audit Of Petersen's Office Matthew Casey, Lauren Gilger Oct. 29, 2019
Health Centers Suing Arizona Over AHCCCS Reimbursements Phil Latzman, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Oct. 29, 2019
eRosary and Instagram: How Religion And Technology Mix Lauren Gilger Oct. 28, 2019
Page Turner: 'The Starless Sea' Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Oct. 28, 2019
Plastic Animal Sculptures Wander Into Desert Botanical Garden Amanda Luberto, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Oct. 28, 2019
CDC: Meth Is More Popular On The West Coast Than Fentanyl Lauren Gilger Oct. 28, 2019
Brnovich Tries Again To Quash ASU-Omni Hotel Deal Lauren Gilger
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Oct. 27, 2019
PLEA Blames City Council For Phoenix Police Firings Tom Maxedon, Lauren Gilger Oct. 26, 2019
Dia De Los Muertos Brings Family Together Through Tradition Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Oct. 25, 2019
Nickelodeon's 'The Casagrandes' Celebrates Big, Messy Families Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Oct. 25, 2019
Newly Naturalized Citizens Could Help Swing 2020 Election Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2019
Mesa Court Works To Break Homeless Out Of Cycle Katie Campbell, Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2019
Sonoran Arcana: The Wine Selection Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2019
Mesa Reanimates Cemetery Tours Ahead Of Halloween Kaely Monahan, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 24, 2019
Santa Delivers 80-Foot Tall Christmas Tree To Arizona Mall Amanda Luberto, Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2019
Businesses, Leaders Prepare For Light Rail Construction Lauren Gilger Oct. 23, 2019

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