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
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
Navajo Man's Love For Outdoors Inspired Company 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
Associated Press
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
What The Citizens Committee Looked For In A County Attorney Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Oct. 3, 2019
Study Finds ER Doctors Don't Always Write Down Everything Lauren Gilger Oct. 2, 2019
New DCS Director Maps Future Of Scrutinized Organization Lauren Gilger Oct. 2, 2019
How The Acquisition Is Paying Off For PetSmart Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Oct. 1, 2019
Conflict Of Interest Shakes Up Scottsdale Transportation Department Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Oct. 1, 2019
Author Felicia Day Encourages Everyone To 'Embrace Your Inner Weird' Kaely Monahan, Lauren Gilger Oct. 1, 2019
Tucson Residents Dissatisfied With 4th Avenue Development Lauren Gilger Oct. 1, 2019
Thieves Accessing Arizona Driver Licenses For Years Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Oct. 1, 2019