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
Historic Tucson neighborhood besieged by roof rats Lauren Gilger July 25, 2023
Arizona's extreme heat could be a problem for electric car batteries Lauren Gilger July 24, 2023
NewsCap: Politics takes center stage ahead of election Lauren Gilger July 21, 2023
Phoenix bagel shop became an overnight hot spot Lauren Gilger July 21, 2023
Chef Michael Babcock left Arizona food scene at the top Lauren Gilger July 20, 2023
Thirst Gap: Agriculture's tough breakup with Colorado River water Lauren Gilger
Luke Runyon/KUNC
July 20, 2023
West Valley development has history of tensions Lauren Gilger, Nick Sanchez July 19, 2023
Summer could make or break blockbusters at theaters Lauren Gilger July 19, 2023
Easier access to birth control 'a long time coming' Lauren Gilger July 19, 2023
The latest AZ campaign finance reports are in. How the big races stacking up Lauren Gilger July 19, 2023
Nogales International editor says goodbye to the paper Lauren Gilger July 18, 2023
Feminism is redefining itself in a post-Roe world Lauren Gilger July 18, 2023
BBC Look Ahead: U.S. climate envoy visits China Lauren Gilger July 17, 2023
How extreme heat in Arizona affects public health Lauren Gilger July 17, 2023
It's hot again in AZ. The national media is freaking out Lauren Gilger July 17, 2023
Study: Racial disparities in treatment for people with suicidal ideation Lauren Gilger July 17, 2023
Reporter finds labor, safety concerns as TSMC rushes to build chip plants in Phoenix Lauren Gilger July 13, 2023
The complicated relationship between chefs and gas stoves Lauren Gilger July 12, 2023
Phoenix water rates won't stop going up until 2025 Lauren Gilger July 11, 2023
Despite data, Tom Horne is doubling down on English-only Lauren Gilger July 11, 2023
What makes a good summer song? This musician has some ideas Lauren Gilger July 7, 2023
Arizona swimming spots to cool off as the summer heats up Lauren Gilger July 6, 2023
Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is getting a big funding boost to fight fentanyl Lauren Gilger July 6, 2023
How long will it take for the monsoon rains to hit Phoenix this year? Lauren Gilger July 6, 2023
Hobbs aims to improve school safety with 2 new executive orders Lauren Gilger July 5, 2023