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
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
Autism In Arizona: CDC Study Shows More Kids Need Early Diagnosis Lauren Gilger April 12, 2016
Mayors Work To Improve Arizona Dropout Rates, Negative Economic Impacts Lauren Gilger April 8, 2016
Advocates Call For Arizonans, Arizona Businesses To Put Money Into Community Banks Lauren Gilger April 7, 2016
2 Pro-Solar Challengers Likely Ousted Incumbents In SRP Election Lauren Gilger April 6, 2016
ASU Professor Studied Body Cams On Mesa Officers Years Before Brailsford Case Lauren Gilger April 5, 2016
How Do Arizona Hospitals Rank In Healthcare Equality For LGBT Community? Lauren Gilger April 1, 2016
Little-Known Arizona Utility Election Heating Up Lauren Gilger March 25, 2016
Seriously Mentally Ill In Arizona Often Struggle To Find Housing Lauren Gilger March 24, 2016
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