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
Hamilton: She 'set the standard' in everything she did Lauren Gilger Dec. 1, 2023
Longtime Phoenix artist Joe Willie Smith on how the city has changed Lauren Gilger Nov. 30, 2023
Sasabe, Sonora, residents fleeing north as cartel violence grips town Lauren Gilger Nov. 29, 2023
A historic downtown Phoenix building is now home to an African market, restaurant and bar Lauren Gilger Nov. 29, 2023
How Medicaid disenrollments impact hospitals Lauren Gilger Nov. 29, 2023
The difficulty and opportunity in diagnosing psychosis in young people Lauren Gilger Nov. 29, 2023
The battle over future of dual language programs in AZ continues Lauren Gilger Nov. 28, 2023
Why event security works and what the future looks like Lauren Gilger Nov. 28, 2023
You can be loved and still be lonely. Philosophy can help explain why Lauren Gilger Nov. 28, 2023
Celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich says the best family recipes are simple Lauren Gilger Nov. 27, 2023
Díaz: ASU missed an opportunity when it canceled Rep.Tlaib's event Lauren Gilger Nov. 27, 2023
DOJ investigation into Phoenix police may wrap up. What that could mean Lauren Gilger Nov. 27, 2023
Mesa's economic development director is retiring after 16 years Lauren Gilger Nov. 22, 2023
What does gratitude mean — in our busy, polarized, tech-seeped world? Lauren Gilger Nov. 22, 2023
An Arizona songwriter on who made up the 'real Wild West' Lauren Gilger Nov. 21, 2023
The U.S. undocumented immigrant population is less Mexican than ever Lauren Gilger Nov. 21, 2023
BBC Look Ahead: Hamas hostages could be released with potential Israel deal Lauren Gilger Nov. 20, 2023
What can you talk about at the Thanksgiving table? Lauren Gilger Nov. 20, 2023
Texas passed its own version of SB 1070. Now Mexico is pushing back Lauren Gilger Nov. 20, 2023
How a slew of high-profile Arizona candidates are shape-shifting ahead of the 2024 elections Lauren Gilger Nov. 20, 2023
Local courts have outsized role in deciding abortion's future Lauren Gilger Nov. 17, 2023
What keeps this fashion curator in Phoenix Lauren Gilger Nov. 16, 2023
As Oscar season nears, this film critic gives his predictions Lauren Gilger Nov. 15, 2023
A Hopi farmer is using ancient practices to grow crops — with no irrigation Lauren Gilger Nov. 15, 2023
Pros – and cons – of getting medical care through an app, from a doctor Lauren Gilger Nov. 14, 2023