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 appeared 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 Publication Date
Phoenix Cosplay Ball Combines Fashion And Dance At Comicon Lauren Gilger May 26, 2017
How The Proposed Border Wall May Affect World Heritage Site In Mexico Lauren Gilger May 26, 2017
Former Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Accused Of Taking Bribes Lauren Gilger May 26, 2017
Security Concerns Mount At Phoenix Comicon After Attendee's Arrest Lauren Gilger May 26, 2017
What's Next For The Tent City Jail Location? Jimmy Jenkins May 25, 2017
A Closer Look At The Independent Investigation Into MCCCD Carrie Jung May 25, 2017
FWD.us Launching Arizona Coalition To Address Immigration Reform Lauren Gilger May 25, 2017
Phoenix New Times Food Editor To Focus On Cultural Meaning Of Food Lauren Gilger May 23, 2017
When Do Consumers Decide They've Had Enough Of A Business? Lauren Gilger May 23, 2017
Reporters Weigh In On Phoenix Action To Clarify Term 'Lobbying' Lauren Gilger May 23, 2017
Mesa Should Prioritize Community Over Jail Costs, Advocate Says Lauren Gilger May 23, 2017
UA Study Looks At Asthma In Kids On Both Sides Of Border Lauren Gilger May 22, 2017
Investigation Shows DPS Forensic Scientist Hid Backlog Of Cases Lauren Gilger May 22, 2017
Tiny Desert Concert: Cheap Hotels Lauren Gilger May 19, 2017
F Rating Becoming More Widely Used In Film Industry Lauren Gilger May 19, 2017
What Does Planned Development At Arizona Center Mean For Downtown Phoenix? Lauren Gilger May 19, 2017
Douglas Border Concert Aims To Show A Unified Region Lauren Gilger May 18, 2017
ACLU Files Records Request On Proposed Private-Prison Contract Lauren Gilger May 18, 2017
UMOM Taking Over Tumbleweed Center For Youth Development Lauren Gilger May 17, 2017
Hushabye Nursery To Treat Babies Experiencing Opioid Withdrawals Lauren Gilger May 17, 2017
Bill Aims To Loosen Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Lauren Gilger May 17, 2017
Coconino County Latest To 'Ban The Box' On Job Applications Lauren Gilger May 17, 2017
UA Backs Off Of Creating 'Social Justice Activist' Program Lauren Gilger May 16, 2017
Arizona Groups Working To Get Immigrants To Become Naturalized Citizens Lauren Gilger May 16, 2017
Conference To Discuss Jail Alternatives For People With Mental Illness Lauren Gilger May 16, 2017

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