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
The life lessons Teresa Strasser has learned from Little League games Lauren Gilger June 16, 2023
'Dark sky' communities have been fighting light pollution for decades Lauren Gilger June 15, 2023
This oncologist doesn't see cancer as 'battle' you can win Lauren Gilger June 15, 2023
Oil companies warned Gov. Hobbs about rising gas prices Lauren Gilger June 14, 2023
Transgender athlete bans are part of a problematic history of policing women's sports Lauren Gilger June 13, 2023
New chief transportation officer rode light rail end to end Lauren Gilger June 12, 2023
Thousands of years of fiction can help us understand the AI future Lauren Gilger June 9, 2023
Cheerleading could be headed to the Olympics in 2028 Lauren Gilger June 8, 2023
Photog approaches family portraits like a documentary Lauren Gilger June 8, 2023
Man convicted of killing 2 in the 1990s sentenced to death Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
June 7, 2023
Get ready for 'hot downtown summer' in Phoenix Lauren Gilger June 7, 2023
Mexico refugee services overwhelmed after end of Title 42 Lauren Gilger June 7, 2023
What ASU's new medical school means for Arizona's health care industry Lauren Gilger June 7, 2023
Climate change has made home insurance hard to get in California, and Arizona could be next Lauren Gilger June 7, 2023
Are more young members of the LDS Church abandoning the Republican Party? Lauren Gilger June 6, 2023
Graphic designer and musician Ryan Allison: Made in Arizona Lauren Gilger June 6, 2023
Phoenix still smells like smoke from a mulch fire, but air quality isn't bad Lauren Gilger June 6, 2023
Díaz: Arizona can't afford $900M on vouchers without accountability Lauren Gilger June 5, 2023
Some Indigenous people not happy with proliferation of psychedelic drugs Lauren Gilger June 5, 2023
Novel takes on the issue of using plantations as venues Lauren Gilger June 5, 2023
AZ ranchers applaud SCOTUS rolling back EPA water oversight Lauren Gilger June 2, 2023
Jalapeños aren't as hot as they used to be. A look at the science behind the spicy Lauren Gilger June 1, 2023
Tempe Mayor: AZ needs more housing vouchers, and residents need help using them Lauren Gilger May 31, 2023
Former Valley journalist takes on piano bars, reality TV in debut novel Lauren Gilger May 31, 2023
A bipartisan Rio Verde Foothills water plan is trying to check all the boxes Lauren Gilger May 31, 2023