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
Are 'red flag laws' effective at preventing mass shootings? Lauren Gilger June 6, 2022
Arizona Agenda: Trump's endorsement of Masters could turn the tides Lauren Gilger June 6, 2022
How the U.S. can help climate change refugees Lauren Gilger June 6, 2022
'Long Line of Ladies' explores Indigenous womanhood Lauren Gilger June 3, 2022
Punkwasp looks to combat fast fashion with handmade garments Lauren Gilger June 1, 2022
Out of Reach: Highs and lows of Phoenix's housing market Lauren Gilger June 1, 2022
Gun reform, education spending, budget debated at the Capitol Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger June 1, 2022
A surfer on catching waves at Big Surf Amber Victoria Singer, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger May 31, 2022
Page Turner: Fictional escapes to spice up your summer Lauren Gilger May 31, 2022
The abortion debate often involves religious beliefs. But not all religions are against abortion Lauren Gilger May 31, 2022
Where to get the best summer seafood in Phoenix Lauren Gilger May 27, 2022
Phoenix's Boycott Bar among the last lesbian bars in Amercica Lauren Gilger May 26, 2022
Hazel + Violet: Made in Arizona Lauren Gilger May 25, 2022
Why farms are falling behind on autonomous technology Lauren Gilger May 24, 2022
How AZ's congressional districts could weaken Native Americans' votes Lauren Gilger May 24, 2022
Yuma mayor on how the failure to end Title 42 will affect the border town Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie May 23, 2022
The pilot shortage started before the pandemic Lauren Gilger May 23, 2022
The best places to hike when Phoenix gets too hot Lauren Gilger May 23, 2022
Why breastfeeding won't solve the nationwide baby formula shortage Lauren Gilger May 19, 2022
Mega Ran Lauren Gilger May 18, 2022
'Bill & Ted' fans celebrate Tempe Circle K one last time Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May 18, 2022
Spot a painted bunting and more with AZ summer birding Lauren Gilger May 17, 2022
Tucson immigration lawyer overwhelmed by influx of Title 42 cases Lauren Gilger May 17, 2022
Some CBD users test positive for THC. This Arizona doctor has some theories why Lauren Gilger May 16, 2022
More people need help from food banks as prices rise Lauren Gilger May 13, 2022