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
Nurse-Family Partnership Helps Pregnant Women Adjust To Mom Life Lauren Gilger Oct. 9, 2017
Reporter Uncovers Troubling Information About Puerto Rico Death Toll Lauren Gilger Oct. 9, 2017
Comedian Chris Fleming Brings Show To Downtown Phoenix Lauren Gilger Oct. 6, 2017
Country Singer Rex Allen Jr. Hanging Up His Guitar Lauren Gilger Oct. 6, 2017
A Photographer's Journey To Raise Awareness For Breast Cancer Lauren Gilger Oct. 5, 2017
Equifax Breach Leads To Broader Homeland Security Concerns Lauren Gilger Oct. 5, 2017
Phoenix To Pitch Park Central Mall For Amazon's Second HQ Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Oct. 5, 2017
Phoenix Is Getting Out Of The Hotel Business Lauren Gilger Oct. 5, 2017
Getty Images Working To Counter Stereotypes In Changing World Lauren Gilger Oct. 4, 2017
Report Asks Whether Tasers Are As Safe As They're Promised To Be Lauren Gilger Oct. 4, 2017
Author Reporting On Grand Canyon Murder Uncovered Crisis Of Her Own Lauren Gilger Oct. 3, 2017
How Is Houston Coping With Hurricane Recovery? Lauren Gilger Oct. 2, 2017
New Times Editor Remembers Tumultuous Time During Vietnam War Lauren Gilger Sept. 29, 2017
March For Black Women Event To Take Place In Phoenix, D.C. Lauren Gilger Sept. 29, 2017
What Is FEMA Doing Right Now To Help In Puerto Rico? Lauren Gilger Sept. 29, 2017
U.S. Bureau Of Reclamation Launches New Groundwater Basin Studies Lauren Gilger Sept. 28, 2017
MD Helicopters In Mesa Awarded $1.4 Billion Army Contract Lauren Gilger Sept. 28, 2017
Why Movies Based In Arizona Aren't Always Filmed Here Lauren Gilger Sept. 27, 2017
KidsCare Insurance Program Could Be At Risk If Congress Doesn't Act Lauren Gilger Sept. 27, 2017
Battle Brewing Over Future Chinese Cultural Center In Phoenix Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Sept. 27, 2017
Border Wall Prototypes Underway Despite Lawsuits, Uncertain Funding Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Sept. 27, 2017
Details Still Scarce On Arizona Teachers Academy Program Lauren Gilger, Carrie Jung, Steve Goldstein Sept. 27, 2017
Wildlife Rehab Helps Animals Uprooted By Natural Disasters Lauren Gilger Sept. 26, 2017
Phoenix Theatre, Which First Lifted Its Curtain In 1920s, Still Has A Wide Reach Kaely Monahan, Lauren Gilger Sept. 26, 2017
VA Report: Western States Have Higher Rates Of Veteran Suicides Lauren Gilger Sept. 26, 2017

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