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
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
Study: Screen For Underdiagnosed Postpartum Depression Through First Year After Birth Lauren Gilger May 23, 2016
Phoenix-Area Photo Enforcement Cameras Going Back On, But Do They Work? Lauren Gilger May 20, 2016
Development In White Tank Mountains: Surprise City Council Weighs Joining Conservancy Lauren Gilger May 17, 2016
ER Doctors: Patients Stuck With Bill As Insurance Companies Cut Coverage Lauren Gilger May 13, 2016
Historic Phoenix Public Housing Project Slated For Demolition Gets New Beginning Lauren Gilger May 12, 2016
ASU Professor Puts Research To Work Raising Son Who Has Schizophrenia Lauren Gilger May 10, 2016
Arizonans Turned In 13,000 Pounds Of Prescription Drugs During Take-Back Day Lauren Gilger May 7, 2016
Why Are Latino Children Much Less Likely To Be Diagnosed With Autism? Lauren Gilger May 6, 2016
Arizona School Districts Prep 2 Budgets: With And Without Prop 123 Funds Lauren Gilger May 5, 2016
Arizona Travel And Tourism Week Touts Tourism As Arizona’s Largest Export Lauren Gilger May 3, 2016
Arizona Take-Back To Combat Prescription Drug Abuse, Heroin Epidemic Lauren Gilger April 29, 2016
State Bar Of Arizona To Hold Free Legal Aid Clinic This Weekend Lauren Gilger April 28, 2016
What Happens When You Test Everyone In The ER For HIV? Lauren Gilger April 26, 2016
From Fingerprints To Pogo Sticks: Inside Phoenix Police's Property Room Lauren Gilger April 22, 2016
Maricopa County Recorder Responds To DOJ Probe Of Presidential Preference Election Jude Joffe-Block, Lauren Gilger April 22, 2016
What Makes 'Green' Home? Arizona Leads US In Green Home Building Lauren Gilger April 21, 2016
Phoenix Police’s Gang Enforcement Unit Backs Boxing Program For At-Risk Kids Lauren Gilger April 15, 2016
Suburbia's Future: Arizona Suburbs Grow More Diverse As Cities Centralize Lauren Gilger April 14, 2016