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
UA Receives Criticism In Handling Of Attack On Black Student Lauren Gilger Oct. 1, 2019
Arizona Politics Update: Prop 123, Interest Rate Caps And Electric Shutoffs Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Oct. 1, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: 70 Years Of The People's Republic Of China Lauren Gilger Sept. 30, 2019
Why Climate Change Is An Everything Issue Lauren Gilger Sept. 30, 2019
Trumps Aims To Further Limit Refugee Resettlement Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Sept. 30, 2019
APS's Intricate Rate Options Leave Many In The Dark Lauren Gilger Sept. 30, 2019
5 Migrant Mothers Sue Over Family Separations Lauren Gilger Sept. 30, 2019
Study: Latinos Most Affected By Affordable Housing Crisis Lauren Gilger Sept. 30, 2019
Study: AZ Hispanic Population Has Tripled Since 1990 Lauren Gilger Sept. 27, 2019
Groups Rally Across U.S. To End Gun Violence Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein Sept. 25, 2019
Museum's Photos Receive American Treasure Status Lauren Gilger Sept. 25, 2019
The Future Of The Border Wall In Arizona Lauren Gilger Sept. 24, 2019
Who Should Run The San Juan County Government? Lauren Gilger Sept. 24, 2019
Soggy Weather Has Much Of AZ Under Flash Flood Watches Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger, Nakiesha Johnson, Julian Hernandez
Associated Press
Sept. 24, 2019
Should AZ Legislators Get Bigger Paychecks? Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Sept. 23, 2019
How AZ Plans To Improve Maternal Mortality Rates Lauren Gilger Sept. 23, 2019
AZ Dems Won't Let Independents Vote In Presidential Preference Election Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Sept. 23, 2019
Phoenix Area Wakes Up To Rain, Flash Floods Lauren Gilger Sept. 23, 2019
Tucson Nurses Go On Strike To Improve Staff Investment Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Sept. 20, 2019
Professor: Arresting Domestic Violence Victims Doesn't Help Lauren Gilger Sept. 19, 2019
Fewer Arizona High Schoolers Pursuing Post-Secondary Studies Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Sept. 19, 2019
Who Are The Front-Runners For Maricopa County Attorney? Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Sept. 19, 2019
Maricopa Has One Of The Highest Rates Of New HIV Infections Lauren Gilger Sept. 19, 2019
Hundreds Join AZ Climate Strike At State Capitol Mariana Dale, Lauren Gilger Sept. 20, 2019
This Former Engineer Visited All 418 U.S. National Parks Lauren Gilger Sept. 18, 2019