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
Autism In Arizona: CDC Study Shows More Kids Need Early Diagnosis Lauren Gilger April 12, 2016
Mayors Work To Improve Arizona Dropout Rates, Negative Economic Impacts Lauren Gilger April 8, 2016
Advocates Call For Arizonans, Arizona Businesses To Put Money Into Community Banks Lauren Gilger April 7, 2016
2 Pro-Solar Challengers Likely Ousted Incumbents In SRP Election Lauren Gilger April 6, 2016
ASU Professor Studied Body Cams On Mesa Officers Years Before Brailsford Case Lauren Gilger April 5, 2016
How Do Arizona Hospitals Rank In Healthcare Equality For LGBT Community? Lauren Gilger April 1, 2016
Little-Known Arizona Utility Election Heating Up Lauren Gilger March 25, 2016
Seriously Mentally Ill In Arizona Often Struggle To Find Housing Lauren Gilger March 24, 2016
Safe Places For Homeless, Runaway Teens Expands With Light Rail In Arizona Lauren Gilger March 22, 2016
Urban Pocket Parks Pop Up In Mesa Lauren Gilger March 18, 2016
Arizona Self-Driving Cars Oversight Committee Aims To Get Ahead Of Technology Lauren Gilger March 17, 2016
Arizona Will Soon Require Court Interpreters To Know Law, Receive Credentials Lauren Gilger March 4, 2016
Arizona US Senators Join GOP Chorus Condemning Trump Lauren Gilger March 4, 2016
Why ID Theft Complaints Are Higher In Arizona Than Most States Lauren Gilger March 3, 2016
Venture Madness: March Madness-Like Competition For Startup Companies Starts Wednesday Lauren Gilger March 1, 2016
Black Lives Matter To Black Arts Matter: ASU Professor Bridges Art, Activism Lauren Gilger Feb. 26, 2016
Arizona Small Businesses Could Use Crowdfunding To Attract Investors Nationwide Lauren Gilger Feb. 23, 2016
PHX Startup Week Aims To Draw Entrepreneurs, Grow Community Lauren Gilger Feb. 19, 2016
Phoenix Chorale Wins Grammy For 'Best Choral Performance' Lauren Gilger Feb. 16, 2016
In A Digital Age, Thousands Still Line Up For Books At Phoenix VNSA Book Sale Lauren Gilger Feb. 12, 2016
Arizona Center For Investigative Reporting Analyzes School Enrollment Data Lauren Gilger Feb. 14, 2016
Arizona Charter School Expands to Serve More Kids With Autism Lauren Gilger Feb. 11, 2016
AmeriCorps Prepare Low-Income Phoenix Communities For Extreme Weather Lauren Gilger Feb. 9, 2016
Maricopa County Crisis Intervention Training Aims To Keep Mentally Ill Safe, Out Of Jail Lauren Gilger Feb. 4, 2016
Arizona Senator Begay To Hold First Native American Youth Summit Lauren Gilger Feb. 2, 2016