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
Valley Health Group Buys 270,000 Condoms, Trains Providers To Prevent Zika Spread Lauren Gilger Sept. 20, 2016
Gloria Steinem On Feminism, Hillary Clinton, Native American Women And Her Life On The Road Lauren Gilger Sept. 19, 2016
What’s Behind Roosevelt Row’s Business Improvement District? Lauren Gilger Sept. 16, 2016
Is Phoenix The Next Silicon Valley? Or Will Controversial Politics Hold Us Back? Lauren Gilger Sept. 15, 2016
Will Zika Spread To Arizona? Valley Moms-To- Be, OBGYNs Worry About VirusZika mom Lauren Gilger Sept. 13, 2016
Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection Brings Together Local Food Producers, Suppliers To Grow Food Community Lauren Gilger Sept. 12, 2016
With Breastfeeding On The Rise In Arizona, Moms Seek More Resources Lauren Gilger Sept. 8, 2016
Revisiting Phoenix's 'Summer Of Fear' Lauren Gilger Sept. 6, 2016
Visa Program Brings Foreign Doctors To Fill Arizona Physician Shortage Lauren Gilger Sept. 2, 2016
As Physician Shortage Grows, New Psychiatrists Enter Field In Demand In Arizona Lauren Gilger Sept. 1, 2016
From Party Schools To Best Athletic Facilities, There's A List From Princeton Review— See How Arizona Colleges Ranked Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2016
Three Arizona Schools Make Princeton Review’s 2017 'Best Colleges' List Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2016
‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors:’ Maricopa County Needs Almost 400 Poll Workers Days Before Election Lauren Gilger Aug. 26, 2016
Study: The More Partisan News You Read, The Less You Believe Fact-Checkers Lauren Gilger Aug. 25, 2016
From Streetscaping To Historic Redevelopment, Phoenix Looks To Revive Van Buren Street Lauren Gilger Aug. 23, 2016
In Fight Against Truancy, Mentors Work To Reconnect Students To School Lauren Gilger Aug. 19, 2016
Report: Foster Care Rates Sky-Rocket, More Arizona Children Living In Poverty Lauren Gilger Aug. 18, 2016
After A Decade, Can Mesa Revitalize Fiesta District? Lauren Gilger Aug. 16, 2016
ASU Professor: Let's End The Classroom War On Mobile Devices Lauren Gilger Aug. 15, 2016
Teaching Social Media Savvy One Food Picture At A Time Lauren Gilger Aug. 12, 2016
Google, Environmental Defense Fund Map Climate-Harming Gas Leaks In Mesa Lauren Gilger Aug. 11, 2016
Navajo Councilwoman’s Call For Action On Sexual Harassment Sheds Light On Violence Against Native Women Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2016
Survey: Half Of Hispanics Have Experienced Discrimination In US Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2016
Survey: Most Legislative Candidates Support Charter Schools, School Choice Lauren Gilger Aug. 8, 2016
‘You Still Have Those?’ National Shortage Of Court Reporters Hits Arizona Lauren Gilger Aug. 2, 2016