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
One Arizona: Latino Political Power Mobilized Change In Arizona Lauren Gilger March 2, 2017
Baseball Insiders Gather For NINE Spring Training Conference Lauren Gilger March 2, 2017
Study: Countries That Spend More Money On Social Welfare Programs Have Better Health Lauren Gilger March 1, 2017
Arizona DOC Tells Death-Row Inmates They Can Bring Own Execution Drugs Lauren Gilger Feb. 28, 2017
Phoenix Film Industry Brings In $32 Mil In 2016 — Mostly Thanks To 'Transformers' Lauren Gilger Feb. 27, 2017
Tucson Proposal To Allow For Micro-Housing For Homeless Lauren Gilger, Matthew Casey Feb. 27, 2017
Should Documentaries Aim To Address Larger Issues About People? Lauren Gilger Feb. 24, 2017
Women Team Up To Create Comedy Duo Making Feminism Funny Lauren Gilger Feb. 24, 2017
Oscars Likely To Be More Overt, Directed Toward Trump Administration Lauren Gilger Feb. 23, 2017
Real-Estate Groups Speak Out Against Bill Targeting Property Lease Taxes Lauren Gilger Feb. 23, 2017
CALA Alliance Building New Vision Of Arizona That Bridges Border Lauren Gilger Feb. 22, 2017
California Group Attacks Flake On Gang Of Eight, Immigration Lauren Gilger Feb. 21, 2017
UA Researchers To Study Effects Of Where Refugees End Up Lauren Gilger Feb. 21, 2017
Sociology of Women's March: Did It Create New Coalition of Activists? Lauren Gilger Feb. 20, 2017
UA Baseball Aims To Turn Tucson Back Into Great Baseball Town Lauren Gilger Feb. 17, 2017
Arizona Gay Rodeo Rolls Into Town For 32nd Year Lauren Gilger Feb. 17, 2017
What Environmental Issues Are On Table At Capitol? Lauren Gilger Feb. 16, 2017
ASU Athletic Director Discusses University's Plans For Olympic Village Lauren Gilger Feb. 15, 2017
MIHS Opens Unit For Teens Who Need Mental-Health Care Lauren Gilger Feb. 14, 2017
UA Professor Writes Textbook On Traditional Indian Medicine Lauren Gilger Feb. 14, 2017
'Infant At Work' Program Expanding To More Arizona Government Offices Lauren Gilger Feb. 13, 2017
Adele Sweeps Grammys In Night Of Spectacle, Performances, Politics Lauren Gilger Feb. 13, 2017
George Lakey Talks About New Book, Quaker Perspective On Activism Lauren Gilger Feb. 13, 2017
Amy Silverman: We Shouldn't Turn Our Back On Public Schools Lauren Gilger Feb. 13, 2017
Author Explores Why Millennials Don't Run For Public Office Lauren Gilger Feb. 10, 2017

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