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
Reporter Digs Into Phoenix's Cold Case Murders Lauren Gilger Aug. 8, 2017
Phoenix VA Whistleblower Now At Federal Accountability Office Lauren Gilger Aug. 8, 2017
Juvenile Detentions Drop At Pinal Justice Center Lauren Gilger Aug. 7, 2017
Health Care Advocates Rallying For Public Support Of Alternative Plans Lauren Gilger Aug. 7, 2017
Furloughs Will Be Imposed In Puerto Rico Lauren Gilger Aug. 4, 2017
New Documentary Tells Stories Of Arizona Minorities Lauren Gilger Aug. 4, 2017
What Do Abandoned Mines Mean For Our Health, Environment? Lauren Gilger Aug. 3, 2017
Bans On Conversion Therapy For Minors Spreading Across Country Lauren Gilger Aug. 3, 2017
Report: Homeland Security Hasn't Proven Need To Hire 15,000 New Agents Lauren Gilger Aug. 2, 2017
Author Details Parenting Mistakes When Teaching Kids To Succeed Lauren Gilger Aug. 1, 2017
Couple Documents In Vitro Fertilization Process On Podcast IVFML Lauren Gilger July 31, 2017
House Of Stairs Lauren Gilger, Sarah Ventre July 28, 2017
Arizona Launches Program To Get More Teachers Into STEM Fields Lauren Gilger July 27, 2017
Man Who Created Midazolam Not Happy It's Used On Death Row Lauren Gilger July 27, 2017
What Is AARP's Strategy Amid Senate Health Bill Vote? Lauren Gilger July 26, 2017
How Interconnected Is Arizona Economy With Mexico, Canada? Lauren Gilger July 25, 2017
New Rule Adopted By Arizona Clean Elections Creating Controversy Lauren Gilger July 25, 2017
How Did McCain Shape Trump's Road To The White House? Lauren Gilger July 25, 2017
Company Working On How To Bake Bread In Space Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan July 24, 2017
Is Homeland Security's Increase To H-2B Visa Cap Too Little, Too Late? Lauren Gilger July 24, 2017
Experts: Migrants Turning To Riskier Paths As U.S. Cracks Down On Illegal Immigration Lauren Gilger July 24, 2017
Athletes To Compete In Lori Piestewa National Native American Games Lauren Gilger July 21, 2017
Fix.Adopt.Save. Spreads Word About Free Spay, Neutering Services Lauren Gilger July 20, 2017
What's The Disconnect Between Teacher Evaluations, School Performance? Lauren Gilger July 19, 2017
Report: Young Black Women Subject To Number Of Stereotypes Lauren Gilger July 17, 2017