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
Burton Barr Closure: What Will Happen To Programs? Lauren Gilger Aug. 21, 2017
What Are Canada's Goals During NAFTA Negotiations? Lauren Gilger Aug. 21, 2017
How Andy Warhol's Brillo Box Changed Filmmaker's Family Lauren Gilger Aug. 18, 2017
KJZZ's Friday Newscap: Aug. 18, 2017 Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Aug. 18, 2017
Can Backlogged Immigration Courts Handle Trump's Policy Change? Lauren Gilger Aug. 18, 2017
UA Professor Working On Solution To Coral Reef Damage Lauren Gilger Aug. 17, 2017
Spectrum Experience Taking Stand Against Violence In Charlottesville Lauren Gilger Aug. 17, 2017
Complicated Passwords Are Going To Be A Thing Of The Past Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Aug. 16, 2017
Is Arizona The Self-Driving Car Capital Of The Country? Lauren Gilger Aug. 16, 2017
Chispa Arizona Teaches Skills On How To Get Involved In Your Community Lauren Gilger Aug. 16, 2017
Transgender Law Center Greeted LGBTQ Migrant Caravan Seeking Asylum Lauren Gilger Aug. 15, 2017
Corrections Department Opens Job Centers Inside Arizona Prisons Lauren Gilger Aug. 15, 2017
Immigration Activists, Officials Protest Possible Pardon Of Arpaio Lauren Gilger Aug. 15, 2017
What Can We Do To Not Get Sick On Planes? Lauren Gilger Aug. 15, 2017
East Valley NAACP President Discusses Removal Of Confederate Monuments Lauren Gilger, Casey Kuhn Aug. 15, 2017
FDA Addressing Racial Disparity In Patients Enrolled In Clinical Trials Lauren Gilger Aug. 14, 2017
How Raising Minimum Wage Can Reduce Teen Pregnancy Lauren Gilger Aug. 11, 2017
ASU Professor Details What's Taught In 'Whiteness And U.S. Race Theory' Class Lauren Gilger Aug. 11, 2017
What Will Happen To Russia After Putin? Lauren Gilger Aug. 10, 2017
Arizona May Be Testing Ground For Heart Of Republican Party Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2017
Startup Moving To Tempe In City's Efforts To Grow Tech Scene Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2017
EPA Won't Reconsider Toxic Wastewater Damage Claims After Being Sued Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2017
The Last Mile Works Teaches Prisoners Coding Skills Lauren Gilger Aug. 8, 2017
How Is Performance Pay Plan Supposed To Work For Arizona Districts? Lauren Gilger Aug. 8, 2017
Marines' Deaths Bring Osprey Aircraft Back Into Focus Lauren Gilger Aug. 8, 2017