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
Mesa Should Prioritize Community Over Jail Costs, Advocate Says Lauren Gilger May 23, 2017
UA Study Looks At Asthma In Kids On Both Sides Of Border Lauren Gilger May 22, 2017
Investigation Shows DPS Forensic Scientist Hid Backlog Of Cases Lauren Gilger May 22, 2017
Cheap Hotels Lauren Gilger, Sarah Ventre May 19, 2017
F Rating Becoming More Widely Used In Film Industry Lauren Gilger May 19, 2017
What Does Planned Development At Arizona Center Mean For Downtown Phoenix? Lauren Gilger May 19, 2017
Douglas Border Concert Aims To Show A Unified Region Lauren Gilger May 18, 2017
ACLU Files Records Request On Proposed Private-Prison Contract Lauren Gilger May 18, 2017
UMOM Taking Over Tumbleweed Center For Youth Development Lauren Gilger May 17, 2017
Tucson Voters OK Sales-Tax Increase For Streets, Public Safety Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein May 17, 2017
Hushabye Nursery To Treat Babies Experiencing Opioid Withdrawals Lauren Gilger May 17, 2017
Bill Aims To Loosen Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Lauren Gilger May 17, 2017
Coconino County Latest To 'Ban The Box' On Job Applications Lauren Gilger May 17, 2017
UA Backs Off Of Creating 'Social Justice Activist' Program Lauren Gilger May 16, 2017
Arizona Groups Working To Get Immigrants To Become Naturalized Citizens Lauren Gilger May 16, 2017
Conference To Discuss Jail Alternatives For People With Mental Illness Lauren Gilger May 16, 2017
Architectural Digest: Phoenix Now A Major Design Hub Lauren Gilger May 15, 2017
International News Debrief With BBC's Pooneh Ghoddoosi Lauren Gilger May 15, 2017
One Of Ballet Arizona’s Longest-Running Dancers Hanging Up Her Slippers Lauren Gilger May 15, 2017
Phoenix Church That Offers Immigrants Sanctuary Trying To Keep Families Together Lauren Gilger May 15, 2017
Phoenix Residents Raise Concerns Over Unregluated Group Homes Lauren Gilger May 12, 2017
Art Meets Science in 'Beneath: A Journey Within' Lauren Gilger May 12, 2017
Training Event Investigating Jihadi Networks Raises Concerns Lauren Gilger May 11, 2017
Paper: Re-Insert Peer-Review Process Into Presidential Nomination Process Lauren Gilger May 11, 2017
Research Studying Effects On Jurors Of Seeing Crime-Scene Photos In Color Lauren Gilger May 10, 2017