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
SCOTUS decision on waterways a big win for some AZ projects Lauren Gilger July 5, 2023
Big stadium shows return for a full summer concert season in AZ Lauren Gilger July 3, 2023
Valley pianist and child prodigy opens new music school in AZ Lauren Gilger, Richard Copeland June 30, 2023
Phoenix-area house prices are dropping. Will the trend last? Lauren Gilger June 30, 2023
Title IX investigation into a professor’s family made her question the truth Lauren Gilger June 29, 2023
Pinal County elections director quits Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
June 28, 2023
Saguaro Land: Architecture inspired by Sonoran Desert Lauren Gilger June 28, 2023
This professor thinks nanotechnology is key to saving coral reefs Lauren Gilger June 29, 2023
Pine resident says water wells are drying up. She wants the Legislature to do something Lauren Gilger June 27, 2023
Richer says his life has been 'turned upside down' by Lake's accusations Lauren Gilger June 27, 2023
What U.S. looks like a year after Roe v. Wade was overturned Lauren Gilger June 26, 2023
Díaz and Boas: 2 different takes on Richer's suit vs. Lake Lauren Gilger June 26, 2023
Sinema says she's focused on AZ issues — not reelection Lauren Gilger June 26, 2023
Jane Spicer started golf club headcover business at 10 Lauren Gilger June 23, 2023
Hobbs, Dems plan to codify protections for birth control Lauren Gilger, Kirsten Dorman June 22, 2023
What it could mean for the Chiricahuas to get national park status Lauren Gilger June 22, 2023
Fewer Arizonans are going to college, but ASU, UA and NAU are graduating more students than ever Lauren Gilger June 22, 2023
As interest rates remain high, where does the AZ housing market stand? Lauren Gilger June 21, 2023
Disability advocates celebrate a major Supreme Court win Lauren Gilger June 21, 2023
Psychedelic therapy will require safe, culturally sensitive spaces Lauren Gilger June 21, 2023
Lake Powell's receding shoreline exposes ‘a portion of paradise’ beneath Lauren Gilger June 20, 2023
Report: AZ makes it uniquely hard for tribes to get water Lauren Gilger June 20, 2023
How Lalo García went from migrant worker to one of Mexico’s top chefs Lauren Gilger June 20, 2023
SCOTUS upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act. What are the implications of this? Lauren Gilger June 19, 2023
Díaz and Boas: Why the left is looking at Trump’s former AG Lauren Gilger June 19, 2023