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
Biography Shows Laura Ingalls Wilder's Life Was Much Darker Than Fictional Life On Prairie Lauren Gilger Feb. 1, 2018
New Head Of The NSA A Likely Choice Lauren Gilger Feb. 1, 2018
How Will Mexicans' Plummeting Views Of The U.S. Affect Relations? Lauren Gilger Jan. 31, 2018
Reporter: Puerto Rico Post-Hurricane Recovery Is Uneven At Best Lauren Gilger Jan. 31, 2018
Arizona Bill Deals With Debate Over State Rights, Federal Land Lauren Gilger Jan. 31, 2018
It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's A Super Blue Blood Moon Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Jan. 30, 2018
Cleveland Indians To Change Logo After Decades Of Protest Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Jan. 30, 2018
Nikola Motor To Bring Manufacturing Facility, 2,000 Jobs To Buckeye Casey Kuhn, Lauren Gilger Jan. 30, 2018
One Arizona Photographer's Quest To Capture Every Frank Lloyd Wright Building Lauren Gilger Jan. 30, 2018
Reporter: Border Wall Won't Fix Complex Problem Of Illegal Drug Flow Lauren Gilger Jan. 30, 2018
This Year Marks 50th Anniversary Of 1968, The 'Year Of Revolt' Lauren Gilger Jan. 29, 2018
Pew Report: Muslims To Become 2nd-Largest Religious Group In U.S. Lauren Gilger Jan. 29, 2018
Tucson's El Guero Canelo Receives James Beard 2018 America's Classics Award Lauren Gilger Jan. 26, 2018
Family Of Autistic Teen Files Claim Against Buckeye Police Lauren Gilger Jan. 26, 2018
Research Stations Focusing On Growing Climate-Resilient Crops Lauren Gilger Jan. 25, 2018
Flagstaff To Hold Open House For Climate Action Plan Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Jan. 24, 2018
Nonprofit Teaches Mormons, Other Faiths How To Meditate Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2018
Senators Concerned About GCU Changing For-Profit Status To Nonprofit Lauren Gilger, Casey Kuhn Jan. 24, 2018
U.S. Sees Spike In Women Running For Political Office Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2018
Management Researcher Looks At Sexism In The Boardroom Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2018
What Is Maricopa County's New Protocol For Handling Sex Assaults? Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2018
ACLU Of Arizona Files Petition Regarding Parole Eligibility Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2018
Diane Douglas Calls For New Funding Sources For Arizona Public Education Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2018
How Far Will NFL's $16.3 Mil Donation For Concussion Research Go? Lauren Gilger Jan. 22, 2018
Organization Advocates For Women's Ordination In Mormon Church Lauren Gilger Jan. 19, 2018