Lauren Gilger

Host/Producer, The Show

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.

Lauren Gilger
Title Author Publication Date
Athletes To Compete In Lori Piestewa National Native American Games Lauren Gilger July 21, 2017
Fix.Adopt.Save. Spreads Word About Free Spay, Neutering Services Lauren Gilger July 20, 2017
What's The Disconnect Between Teacher Evaluations, School Performance? Lauren Gilger July 19, 2017
Report: Young Black Women Subject To Number Of Stereotypes Lauren Gilger July 17, 2017
Phoenix's School Of Hip Hop To Hold Summer Music Camp Lauren Gilger July 14, 2017
Group Proposes High-School Transcripts Without Grades, Courses Lauren Gilger July 11, 2017
Fires Causing Long-Term Environment Changes To Soil Lauren Gilger July 11, 2017
Speaker's Lobby Rule On 'Appropriate Attire' Not As Simple As It Sounds Lauren Gilger July 10, 2017
What's Behind Impulse To Give Something Away To Help A Cause? Lauren Gilger July 10, 2017
Researcher Finds Taking Photos Of Items Helps With Decluttering Lauren Gilger July 07, 2017
Are Shows Just Art Imitating Life, Or Life Imitating Art? Lauren Gilger July 07, 2017
Collaboration Improving South Phoenix Community Along Light Rail Lauren Gilger July 07, 2017
Oscars Gets More Diverse, Opens Doors To 774 New Voting Members Lauren Gilger July 06, 2017
Mesa Housing Units Aimed At Chronically Homeless, Low-Income Residents Lauren Gilger July 06, 2017
Law Professor Discusses Ruling On Hearings For Migrant Juveniles Lauren Gilger July 06, 2017
Number Of Refugees Entering U.S. Dropped In Past Year Lauren Gilger July 06, 2017
Rep. Biggs' Bill On Criminal Justice System, Immigration Passes In House Lauren Gilger July 05, 2017
Large Safety Net Hospitals May Be Hardest Hit If Health Bill Passes Lauren Gilger July 05, 2017
During Mexican-American War, Battalion Of Irish Immigrants Fought Against U.S. Lauren Gilger July 05, 2017
Forest Service Team Working To Improve Emergency Fire Shelters Lauren Gilger July 03, 2017
Federal Poverty Level Threshold For Programs Still Uses 1960s Formula Lauren Gilger July 03, 2017
International Stage Is Set For G-20 Summit In Germany Lauren Gilger July 03, 2017
What Legal Grounds Do States Have Not To Comply With Voter Data Request? Lauren Gilger July 03, 2017
Sky Harbor Adding Restaurants And Stores, Modernizing Terminal 3 Lauren Gilger June 30, 2017
Both Sides Say Changes To Endangered Species Act Warranted Lauren Gilger June 30, 2017