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
City Of Maricopa Debates Adopting New Development Fees Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Oct. 17, 2019
Fans May Not Always Be Helpful In The Arizona Heat Lauren Gilger Oct. 17, 2019
Points Of View: Ratifying The USMCA Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell, Jorge Valencia Oct. 17, 2019
Pastry Chef At Dinersaur Makes Her Food Her Own Lauren Gilger Oct. 17, 2019
AZ Republicans Raised $270,000 Less Than State Democrats Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Oct. 17, 2019
Phoenix Raises Uber, Lyft Fees At Sky Harbor Airport Ben Giles, Lauren Gilger Oct. 16, 2019
Report: Water Replenishment Program Faces Uncertainty Bret Jaspers, Lauren Gilger Oct. 17, 2019
Number Of People In U.S. Households Is Expected To Go Up Lauren Gilger Oct. 16, 2019
The Migrant Crisis From A Native American Perspective Lauren Gilger Oct. 16, 2019
Points Of View: Raising Transgender Children Lauren Gilger Oct. 15, 2019
25% Of Female Undergrads Say They've Experience Sexual Assault Lauren Gilger Oct. 15, 2019
Are College Professor Evaluations Effective? Lauren Gilger Oct. 15, 2019
Ripples Felt As The Navajo Generating Station Closes Lauren Gilger Oct. 15, 2019
Embry Riddle's 1st Female Chancellor Steps In When School's Overall Female Student Body Is Rising Lauren Gilger Oct. 14, 2019
Rufus Wainwright Talks Opera, 'Judy' Ahead Of Scottsdale Show Lauren Gilger Oct. 11, 2019
Amy Silverman: Why Starting A Garden Isn’t As Easy As It Sounds Lauren Gilger Oct. 11, 2019
Piece Of Missing LA Sculpture Found In AZ Kaely Monahan, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Oct. 10, 2019
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

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