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
Phoenix Chef Chris Bianco To Open Downtown LA Restaurant Lauren Gilger Feb. 3, 2017
Republic Immigration Reporter Discusses Whether Local Officials Will Assist With Deportations Lauren Gilger Feb. 3, 2017
How Have Law Enforcement Groups Responded To San Francisco's Pro-Immigrant Stance? Lauren Gilger Feb. 3, 2017
ASU Holds Forum For Students Possibly Affected By Refugee Ban Lauren Gilger Feb. 3, 2017
4 Arizona Bills Aim To Reform How Court Deals With Bail, Fines Lauren Gilger Feb. 2, 2017
On World Hijab Day, Muslim Feminist Speaks Out About Traditional Head Covering Lauren Gilger Feb. 1, 2017
LA Times Reporter Uncovers History Of Chemical Spraying On Apache Reservation; EPA Investigating Lauren Gilger Feb. 1, 2017
Science Fiction Or Real Life? Ethics Of Creating Part-Human, Part-Pig Embryo Lauren Gilger Jan. 31, 2017
Immigration Lawyers At Sky Harbor Ready To Give Legal Help Lauren Gilger Jan. 30, 2017
Bill To Prohibit Discrimination Against LGBT Community In Housing, Employment Lauren Gilger Jan. 30, 2017
Stanton: Phoenix Will Remain A 'Welcoming And Diverse City' Lauren Gilger Jan. 27, 2017
Downtown Phoenix Church Declares Itself A Sanctuary Church Lauren Gilger Jan. 27, 2017
Neighborhood Profiling At Center Of Case Before Arizona Supreme Court Lauren Gilger Jan. 26, 2017
Woman Who Lost Baby Studying How To Help Moms Who Had Stillbirths Lauren Gilger Jan. 25, 2017
Taking Page From Tea Party, Indivisible Guide Offers Playbook To Resist Trump Lauren Gilger Jan. 25, 2017
Highlights From Hollywood As Oscar Nominees Are Announced Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2017
Rural Vs. Urban: Divide Deepens With Growing Health Disparities Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2017
Eugenics Rubicon: Uncovering America’s Dark History Of Forced Sterilization Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2017
Mohave County Supervisor In Washington To Attend Inauguration Lauren Gilger Jan. 19, 2017
What Will Repeal Of Obamacare Mean For Women In Arizona? Lauren Gilger Jan. 18, 2017
ASU Professor Discusses Sexual-Assault Allegations Against Trump Lauren Gilger Jan. 17, 2017
If Northern Arizona Coal Plant Closes Soon, Group Looks To New Industries To Replace Jobs Lauren Gilger Jan. 16, 2017
Lawsuit: US Failed To Provide Havasupai Children With Education Materials, Classes Lauren Gilger Jan. 13, 2017
Nasty Women: Phoenix Unite Art Show To Open In Phoenix Lauren Gilger Jan. 13, 2017
Backpage Shuts Down Adult Section As Senate Report Accuses It Of Child-Sex Trafficking Lauren Gilger Jan. 12, 2017