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
Demand Drops As Arizonans Experience Long Waits For COVID Results Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Kathy Ritchie July 28, 2020
Expert: AZ Needs To Close More High-Risk Businesses Lauren Gilger July 27, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: Saudi Arabia Scales Back Pilgrimage To Mecca Lauren Gilger July 27, 2020
Arizonans On Medicaid At An All-Time High Lauren Gilger July 23, 2020
Health Official: Masks, Executive Orders Help Stabilize Virus Spread Ben Giles, Lauren Gilger July 22, 2020
Disability And Civil Rights Groups: Crisis Standards Of Care Plan Discriminates Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger July 22, 2020
UA Alum Develops Confidential Contact Tracing App Lauren Gilger July 22, 2020
AZ Leaders Want To Bring U.S. Space Command HQ To Peoria Lauren Gilger July 21, 2020
A Firefighter Shares Experience Battling Coronavirus Lauren Gilger July 21, 2020
Unemployment Benefits To Expire July 31; What Does It Mean For Arizonans? Lauren Gilger July 21, 2020
Testing At Long-Term Care Facilities Not Happening The Way It Should Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger July 21, 2020
Concern Grows About Food Security For Arizona Kids Lauren Gilger July 20, 2020
What Does Martinez's Disbarment Mean For Arias Case? Lauren Gilger July 20, 2020
Tucson's Election Cycle 'May' Violate State Law Ben Giles, Lauren Gilger July 17, 2020
Phoenix Foodies Urge Support For Black-Owned Barbecue Restaurants Lauren Gilger July 17, 2020
Christ: 'Positive Signs' On COVID In AZ, Masks Helped Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein July 16, 2020
Why This Phoenix Chef Decided To Close Again During The Pandemic Lauren Gilger July 16, 2020
How Curriculum Evolves For Online Instruction Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger July 16, 2020
Woman Channels Rage Into Activism After Father's COVID-19 Death Lauren Gilger July 15, 2020
Why Mask Wearing Won't Hinder Social Development For Most Children Lauren Gilger July 14, 2020
Bank Of America Unemployment Accounts Closed, Benefits Missing Lauren Gilger July 14, 2020
AZ Lawmakers Sign Special Petition To Trigger Special Session Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein July 14, 2020
Nurse Talks About What It's Like In COVID-19 Hot Spots Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger July 14, 2020
White Mountain Apache Shelter In Place Effective Laurel Morales, Lauren Gilger July 15, 2020
Wildfires, Pandemic Put Strain On Small Fire Departments Lauren Gilger July 13, 2020

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