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
Pantry Helps Homeless With Toiletries, Feminine Hygiene Products Lauren Gilger March 16, 2017
Bonnaroo Festival Founders To Launch Lost Lake Festival In Phoenix Lauren Gilger March 16, 2017
Mesa Program Empty Bowls Raises Money To Fight Hunger Lauren Gilger March 16, 2017
Where Did American Food Traditions Come From? Lauren Gilger March 15, 2017
Women's Business Conference To Focus On Latinas In STEM Careers Lauren Gilger March 15, 2017
Groups Discuss Arizona Supreme Court Ruling On Min Wage Lauren Gilger March 15, 2017
Arizona Citizens For The Arts Gather At Capitol Over Funding Lauren Gilger March 14, 2017
'Fake News' A Subject Of Concern In Europe Elections Lauren Gilger March 10, 2017
Chandler Teen Wins Arizona Educational Foundation Essay Contest Lauren Gilger March 10, 2017
ADEQ Weighs In On Ducey Plan To Fix School Water Lead Lauren Gilger March 10, 2017
Republic Reporter Discusses Legal Battle Over Executions Lauren Gilger March 10, 2017
Veteran Walking 2,220 Miles To Raise Suicide Awareness Lauren Gilger, Stina Sieg March 9, 2017
ASU Research Studying Reasons For Bee Population Decline Lauren Gilger March 9, 2017
Bill On Parking For People With Disabilities Divides Community Lauren Gilger March 9, 2017
Some Cat Lovers Skeptical Of Study On Mental-Illness Link Lauren Gilger March 8, 2017
Arizona State Parks Director To Keep Her Job After Investigation Lauren Gilger March 8, 2017
Conference To Bring Together Native Americans To Discuss Disenrollment Lauren Gilger March 8, 2017
Women's March Group Organizes A Day Without A Woman Lauren Gilger March 8, 2017
Arizona Bill Aims To Protect Immigrants From Notario Fraud Lauren Gilger March 7, 2017
Author Explores How Far Science Of De-Extinction Could Go Lauren Gilger March 7, 2017
Mavis Staples Joins New Generation Of Musicians In Latest Album Lauren Gilger March 6, 2017
Bills Narrowing Scope Of Shannon's Law Move Through Legislature Lauren Gilger March 6, 2017
New Documentary Delves Into Life Of Country Music Legend Patsy Cline Lauren Gilger March 3, 2017
American Roots Singer Martha Redbone Mixes Genres In Her Music Lauren Gilger March 3, 2017
Arizona Rep. Rivero: Immigrants Play Role In Economy Lauren Gilger March 3, 2017

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