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
Explore firefighting through the ages at the Hall of Flame Museum Lauren Gilger May 11, 2022
Moms have taken over the internet, and they're showing the fun side of parenting Lauren Gilger May 6, 2022
Ballet Arizona honors Mexican music icon Juan Gabriel in new performance Lauren Gilger May 6, 2022
NewsCap: What the Supreme Court abortion leak means for 2022 elections Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger May 6, 2022
Cochise sheriff says border crime is up. Data paints a murkier picture Lauren Gilger, Alisa Reznick May 5, 2022
After 17 years, the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market is moving Lauren Gilger May 5, 2022
Incan mummies reveal antidepressants were used in child sacrifices Lauren Gilger May 4, 2022
These Arizona members of Congress are now vulnerable thanks to redistricting Lauren Gilger May 4, 2022
Witchcraft, magic are alive and well at this Phoenix shop Lauren Gilger May 3, 2022
Why the state is going ahead with the execution of Clarence Dixon Lauren Gilger May 3, 2022
Christopher's at Wrigley Mansion reimagining restaurant work Lauren Gilger May 2, 2022
BBC Look-Ahead: Israel remembers its fallen soldiers amid tensions Lauren Gilger May 2, 2022
Former Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel dies at 45 Kathy Ritchie, Sky Schaudt, Vaughan Jones, Lauren Gilger April 30, 2022
NewsCap: Can GOP candidates move past the 'big lie'? Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger April 29, 2022
The Funky Latina launches Latin indie music fest Saturday Amber Victoria Singer, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger April 29, 2022
Investigation from Arizona's Family finds Brnovich misusing funds Lauren Gilger April 29, 2022
Behavioral health nursing took a hit during the pandemic. Valleywise has a plan to restaff Lauren Gilger April 28, 2022
AZ is set to execute Clarence Dixon. Here are 2 key issues to watch Lauren Gilger April 27, 2022
Here are KJZZ listeners' favorite Mexican restaurants Lauren Gilger April 26, 2022
Consultant says AZ Dems should focus on 2024 election Lauren Gilger April 26, 2022
How 'We Build the Wall' leaders defrauded donors Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein April 26, 2022
This artist honors migrants by weaving the fabric they leave behind Lauren Gilger April 25, 2022
Arizona YouTuber records 70 Waymo rides Lauren Gilger April 25, 2022
BBC Look-Ahead: Macron wins reelection in France Lauren Gilger April 25, 2022
Friday NewsCap: How Dems might get a say the state budget Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger April 22, 2022