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
Díaz: Voters won't forget how Kari Lake lied and lost Lauren Gilger April 1, 2024
The Colorado River continues to shrink. Here's where the water is going Lauren Gilger April 1, 2024
'Sanctuary: Who Belongs Here?' asks about our border in a fraught time Lauren Gilger April 1, 2024
How living in Arizona affects your risk of skin cancer Lauren Gilger March 29, 2024
Phoenix author has multiple books coming out this year Lauren Gilger March 28, 2024
Wrigley Mansion sommelier gives his take in 'natural wine' vs. traditionally made wine debate Lauren Gilger March 27, 2024
GOP resolution would make tips exception to $18 Arizona minimum wage initiative Lauren Gilger March 26, 2024
An AZ rancher is accused of killing a migrant. How will the trial play out? Lauren Gilger March 26, 2024
The history of — and controversy over — baseball’s Faith and Family Night Lauren Gilger March 26, 2024
Reporter Christina Estes debuts her first mystery novel Lauren Gilger March 26, 2024
Díaz and Boas: Politics are full of vitriol, but it won't always be this way Lauren Gilger March 25, 2024
AZ leaders misled public about how bad Medicaid billing fraud scandal really is Lauren Gilger March 25, 2024
Snowpack bodes well for Colorado River negotiations Lauren Gilger March 25, 2024
Once-in-a-lifetime photo of 'devil's comet' captured in Tucson Lauren Gilger March 22, 2024
This Arizona lawmaker is trying to guarantee the right to contraception in the state Lauren Gilger March 21, 2024
How Rep. Hernandez's Jewish faith drives her work Lauren Gilger March 20, 2024
Debate rages on about whether Pluto should be classified as a planet Lauren Gilger March 19, 2024
What turnout in AZ Presidential Preference Election could mean for 2 major candidates Lauren Gilger March 19, 2024
Should 'Gilbert Goons' be prosecuted as criminal gang? Lauren Gilger March 18, 2024
Tracking the extremes in weather — in an age when we’re breaking records all the time Lauren Gilger March 18, 2024
How the Phoenix police is working to combat a systemic officer shortage Lauren Gilger March 18, 2024
How this artist took inspiration from ceramics and the desert to make huge textile exhibit Lauren Gilger March 15, 2024
Saguaro Land: The Sonoran Desert is having its moment in design right now Lauren Gilger March 14, 2024
Controversy in Sedona over area to sleep in cars Lauren Gilger March 14, 2024
Why Goldwater Institute backs property tax refunds when cities don't manage 'public nuisances' Lauren Gilger March 14, 2024