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
MIHS Opens Unit For Teens Who Need Mental-Health Care Lauren Gilger Feb. 14, 2017
UA Professor Writes Textbook On Traditional Indian Medicine Lauren Gilger Feb. 14, 2017
'Infant At Work' Program Expanding To More Arizona Government Offices Lauren Gilger Feb. 13, 2017
Adele Sweeps Grammys In Night Of Spectacle, Performances, Politics Lauren Gilger Feb. 13, 2017
George Lakey Talks About New Book, Quaker Perspective On Activism Lauren Gilger Feb. 13, 2017
Amy Silverman: We Shouldn't Turn Our Back On Public Schools Lauren Gilger Feb. 13, 2017
Author Explores Why Millennials Don't Run For Public Office Lauren Gilger Feb. 10, 2017
Groups Working Toward Decreasing Number Of Kids In Child-Welfare System Lauren Gilger Feb. 10, 2017
Arizona Commerce Authority President Explains How College Curriculum Partnership Came About Lauren Gilger Feb. 10, 2017
International Rescue Committee Weighs In On 9th US Circuit Ruling Lauren Gilger Feb. 10, 2017
Proposal For Navajo Name Change Raises Issues Of Cultural Identity Lauren Gilger Feb. 9, 2017
What Do Refugees Go Through Before Coming To US? Lauren Gilger Feb. 9, 2017
Puente Director Weighs In On Arizona Immigrant Deportation Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Feb. 9, 2017
Archaeology Expert Discusses How Prehistoric People Used Astronomy Lauren Gilger Feb. 8, 2017
Mixed Reaction In Arizona Over DeVos' Confirmation As Education Secretary Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Feb. 8, 2017
Documentarian Tackles Enlightenment In New Film 'Rooted In Peace' Lauren Gilger Feb. 7, 2017
Breaking Down Super Bowl Ads And Their Bigger Picture Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Feb. 6, 2017
Project Leaders Share Stories About Shuttering Phoenix Community Garden Lauren Gilger Feb. 6, 2017
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