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
It's getting harder to keep vulnerable people safe in the AZ heat Lauren Gilger May 16, 2024
Mexico's cases against gun manufacturers, dealers say violence is coming there from the U.S. Lauren Gilger May 16, 2024
This Scottsdale middle school principal has banned cellphones for years. Here's why Lauren Gilger May 15, 2024
Millennials are accused of killing lots of things. The latest? Aging Lauren Gilger May 15, 2024
The surprising reasons Latino Protestants are embracing Christian nationalism Lauren Gilger May 14, 2024
Republicans concerned about Trump campaign's lack of ground game in AZ Lauren Gilger May 14, 2024
University of Arizona faculty sets up ad hoc committee after protest arrests, social media tracking Lauren Gilger May 13, 2024
More than $1B invested in early childhood education. That funding is about to run out Lauren Gilger May 13, 2024
Díaz: Secure the Border Act means statewide racial profiling Lauren Gilger May 13, 2024
'Los Monstruos' is new twist to classic Mexican folklore for not quite kids, not quite young adults Lauren Gilger May 9, 2024
Phoenix Old Station Sub has a new owner Lauren Gilger May 9, 2024
How ASU's Muslim students have dealt with tensions Lauren Gilger May 9, 2024
Poll: Arizonans feel the worst about their future out of 7 swing states Lauren Gilger May 8, 2024
How Jewish students at ASU are dealing with turmoil over war in Gaza Lauren Gilger May 8, 2024
The case for being randomly assigned college roommate Lauren Gilger May 8, 2024
Why the term Latinx is out and Latine is in Lauren Gilger May 7, 2024
Latinos are moving to the right politically. How will that impact the 2024 election? Lauren Gilger May 7, 2024
How Arizona's 'fake elector' case is different from others around the U.S. Lauren Gilger May 6, 2024
Allhands: New proposal could help metro Phoenix cities wean off groundwater Lauren Gilger May 6, 2024
ASU police are accused of removing protesters' hijabs Lauren Gilger May 6, 2024
Carly’s Bistro on Phoenix's Roosevelt Row is closing Lauren Gilger May 3, 2024
The U.S. is releasing hundreds of migrants in San Diego every day. The city isn't responding Lauren Gilger May 2, 2024
Schools are struggling with smartphones in classrooms. This AZ teacher has some suggestions Lauren Gilger May 2, 2024
Mystery Castle owner won't say what's happening to the property Lauren Gilger May 2, 2024
The arguments for and against judicial retention elections Lauren Gilger May 1, 2024

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