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
Safe Places For Homeless, Runaway Teens Expands With Light Rail In Arizona Lauren Gilger March 22, 2016
Urban Pocket Parks Pop Up In Mesa Lauren Gilger March 18, 2016
Arizona Self-Driving Cars Oversight Committee Aims To Get Ahead Of Technology Lauren Gilger March 17, 2016
Arizona Will Soon Require Court Interpreters To Know Law, Receive Credentials Lauren Gilger March 4, 2016
Arizona US Senators Join GOP Chorus Condemning Trump Lauren Gilger March 4, 2016
Why ID Theft Complaints Are Higher In Arizona Than Most States Lauren Gilger March 3, 2016
Venture Madness: March Madness-Like Competition For Startup Companies Starts Wednesday Lauren Gilger March 1, 2016
Black Lives Matter To Black Arts Matter: ASU Professor Bridges Art, Activism Lauren Gilger Feb. 26, 2016
Arizona Small Businesses Could Use Crowdfunding To Attract Investors Nationwide Lauren Gilger Feb. 23, 2016
PHX Startup Week Aims To Draw Entrepreneurs, Grow Community Lauren Gilger Feb. 19, 2016
Phoenix Chorale Wins Grammy For 'Best Choral Performance' Lauren Gilger Feb. 16, 2016
In A Digital Age, Thousands Still Line Up For Books At Phoenix VNSA Book Sale Lauren Gilger Feb. 12, 2016
Arizona Center For Investigative Reporting Analyzes School Enrollment Data Lauren Gilger Feb. 14, 2016
Arizona Charter School Expands to Serve More Kids With Autism Lauren Gilger Feb. 11, 2016
AmeriCorps Prepare Low-Income Phoenix Communities For Extreme Weather Lauren Gilger Feb. 9, 2016
Maricopa County Crisis Intervention Training Aims To Keep Mentally Ill Safe, Out Of Jail Lauren Gilger Feb. 4, 2016
Arizona Senator Begay To Hold First Native American Youth Summit Lauren Gilger Feb. 2, 2016
Volunteers Hit Arizona Streets To Count Homeless Population Lauren Gilger Jan. 29, 2016
Arizona Marijuana Legalization Nears Signature Goal, Groups Speak Out Against It Lauren Gilger Jan. 26, 2016
DEA: More Meth, Heroin Seized In Arizona In 2015 Lauren Gilger Jan. 22, 2016
Historic Wurth House In Phoenix Connects Community, Generations Lauren Gilger Jan. 19, 2016
How Do You Brand A City? Tempe Launches Marketing Effort Lauren Gilger Jan. 19, 2016
Rare Michelangelo Drawings Arrive In Phoenix After Arduous Journey Lauren Gilger Jan. 15, 2016
Tech Companies, Millennials Head To Downtown Phoenix Lauren Gilger Jan. 14, 2016
Downtown Phoenix’s Warehouse District Expands Lauren Gilger Jan. 7, 2016