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
Long lines of migrants wait to seek asylum at ports of entry since end of Title 42 Lauren Gilger May 31, 2023
BBC Look Ahead: NATO's presence in Arctic creates tension Lauren Gilger May 30, 2023
Former flight attendant and AZ native goes even bigger for her 2nd aviation thriller Lauren Gilger May 30, 2023
Pinal County officials want to try hand counting ballots, even after 2022 missteps Lauren Gilger May 30, 2023
It seems like we're being asked to tip everywhere. An expert on gratuity rules Lauren Gilger May 26, 2023
Colorado River deal gives Phoenix short-term water stability Lauren Gilger May 25, 2023
Vaccine deniers, QAnon promoters to testify at Legislature Lauren Gilger May 25, 2023
CMV, a common and usually harmless virus, changed the course of this mother's life Lauren Gilger May 24, 2023
This 102-year-old doctor didn't expect to live so long Lauren Gilger May 25, 2023
CDC still recommends COVID-19 booster for people 65 and older Lauren Gilger May 24, 2023
The best places to hike when Phoenix gets too hot Lauren Gilger May 23, 2023
The surprising — and odd — history of wizard robes Lauren Gilger May 23, 2023
How escaping Communist Vietnam shaped AZ Rep. Nguyen's politics Lauren Gilger May 23, 2023
Lake vows to appeal after losing her final election claim Lauren Gilger
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
May 23, 2023
AZ, neighboring states reached historic deal to protect future of Colorado River Lauren Gilger May 22, 2023
Elvia Díaz: Why Brittney Griner stood for the national anthem in her first game back Lauren Gilger May 22, 2023
'Fat Talk' aims to change how parents address weight, health and self-worth Lauren Gilger May 22, 2023
Why this Tucson author only made 100 copies of his new book Lauren Gilger May 19, 2023
Co-founder of the revived Hayden Flour Mills gets a James Beard nomination Lauren Gilger May 18, 2023
Maricopa County needs its transportation tax on the ballot. The Legislature is in the way Lauren Gilger, Ben Giles May 18, 2023
At the Welcome Center, asylum-seekers can take a breath Lauren Gilger May 18, 2023
Here's how to make friends — even as an adult Lauren Gilger May 17, 2023
How Phoenix is preparing to protect people who are homeless from heat Lauren Gilger May 16, 2023
How the KKK rose to power in the heartland in the 1920s Lauren Gilger May 15, 2023
This Grand Canyon pipeline is getting a $200M upgrade Lauren Gilger, Nick Sanchez May 15, 2023