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
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
Police review cases after Tempe crime scene tech report Lauren Gilger Nov. 14, 2023
AZ state land sales are up this year. A peek inside how these auctions work Lauren Gilger Nov. 14, 2023
BBC Look Ahead: The APEC summit getting underway in San Francisco Lauren Gilger Nov. 13, 2023
Díaz and Boas: GOP's Trump addiction will only give them more losses Lauren Gilger Nov. 13, 2023
College essay writing is changing – and becoming more important today Lauren Gilger Nov. 13, 2023
Doctors making it harder for AZ kids to get vaccinated Lauren Gilger Nov. 13, 2023
The unregulated world of event gambling — betting on everything from politics to wars Lauren Gilger Nov. 10, 2023
How abortion rights are changing political game Lauren Gilger Nov. 9, 2023
UA could cut sports programs amid 'financial crisis' Lauren Gilger Nov. 9, 2023
Public trust in courts is low. This AZ Supreme Court justice says the narrative is the problem Lauren Gilger Nov. 9, 2023
The history — and future — of the defense industry in Arizona Lauren Gilger Nov. 7, 2023
Here's what we lose when studios stop selling movies on DVD Lauren Gilger Nov. 6, 2023
How Tempe gives AZ musicians a boost — and some money Lauren Gilger, Amber Victoria Singer Nov. 3, 2023
Why Sam Means from the Format decided to stay in AZ Lauren Gilger Nov. 2, 2023
New land rules could push homeless campers farther into the Arizona desert Lauren Gilger Nov. 2, 2023
County wants to attract employees, so it's investing in child care Lauren Gilger Nov. 2, 2023
Phoenix to vote on funding Latino Cultural Center Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2023
Gonzalez looks back historic D-backs win, team Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2023
Meta's celebrity chatbots could blur the line between AI and real people Lauren Gilger Oct. 31, 2023