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
Arizona League Of Women Voters Reflects On Clinton Nomination As ‘Historic’ Moment Lauren Gilger July 28, 2016
Arizona 'Dreamer' Wants To Hear Clear Immigration Plan At DNC Lauren Gilger July 26, 2016
Dependency Treatment Court Helps The Youngest Foster Kids By Helping Their Parents Lauren Gilger July 21, 2016
‘You Never Know What You’re Going To Get’ Answering Calls To Parenting Helpline Lauren Gilger July 19, 2016
NAU Professor Delves Into World Of Female Terrorists Lauren Gilger July 18, 2016
ASU Professor Works To Screen For Safe Blood Supply With New Test Lauren Gilger July 11, 2016
From Farms To Mansions: Book Documents Midtown Phoenix's Transformation Midtown Lauren Gilger July 5, 2016
Wildfire Prevention Effort Aims To Protect Arizona Water Lauren Gilger June 28, 2016
Reusing Everything: Phoenix Wastewater Treatment Plant To Net $1.2M From Biogas Lauren Gilger June 24, 2016
Federally Proposed Lake Havasu Boating Restrictions Stir Up Controversy Lauren Gilger June 23, 2016
Red Cross Volunteers Give Emotional First Aid To Arizona Fire Evacuees Lauren Gilger June 21, 2016
Embry Riddle Students To Compete In Cross-Country Women’s Air Race Classic Lauren Gilger June 20, 2016
Potential Changes To Sex Ed Curriculum Stir Controversy In Tucson Lauren Gilger June 16, 2016
Tucson Becoming Major League Soccer Preseason Hub With Help Of County Incentives Lauren Gilger June 14, 2016
Building In Gilbert Focuses On Advancing Women In The Workplace Annika Cline, Lauren Gilger June 13, 2016
College Students Tackle Homelessness, Healthcare At Student-Run Clinic Lauren Gilger June 10, 2016
Mesa Hopes New ASU Campus Spurs Downtown Growth Lauren Gilger June 9, 2016
Fourteenth Case Of Measles Confirmed In Arizona, First In Maricopa County Katherine Fritcke, Lauren Gilger June 7, 2016
With Foster Care Numbers Rising, Child Safety Citizen Panels Convene In Valley Lauren Gilger June 6, 2016
Arizona Dream Act Coalition Prepares Valley Families For Supreme Decision On Immigration Challenge Lauren Gilger June 2, 2016
Tempe Moves Forward With Redevelopment Of Historic Hayden Flour Mill Lauren Gilger June 1, 2016
Phoenix Grand Canalscape Redevelopment Plans Roll Out In June Lauren Gilger May 31, 2016
Phoenix’s Taxes Go Up 1% For Average Homeowner, Even Though Rate Goes Down Lauren Gilger May 30, 2016
Phoenix Study Calls For New Investment To Help Disconnected Youth Lauren Gilger May 27, 2016
Peoria Aims To Revitalize Its Old Town, Using Distillery As Flagship Lauren Gilger May 24, 2016