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
Stanton: AZ Leaders 'Asleep At The Wheel' On COVID-19 Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger July 13, 2020
How Tempe's New Mayor Plans To Tackle Coronavirus, Divisive Times Lauren Gilger July 10, 2020
What To Expect In Trump's Next Attack On DACA Lauren Gilger, Matthew Casey July 9, 2020
Phoenix Mayor Criticizes Feds Over Lack Of COVID Assistance Katie Campbell, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein July 9, 2020
Apprehensions Climb Again At U.S.-Mexico Border Michel Marizco, Lauren Gilger July 9, 2020
Phoenix Police Chief On Maryvale Death: 'I'm Not Afraid Of Transparency' Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein July 9, 2020
Nearly Half The Staff At Eloy Detention Center Test Positive For Coronavirus Lauren Gilger July 9, 2020
Arts Director: Funding A 'Welcome Surprise,' Challenges Remain Lauren Gilger July 8, 2020
Phoenix Tables COVID Protections For Hospitality Workers Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein July 7, 2020
Pima County Health Director Calls Coronavirus Situation A 'Stable Crisis' Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger July 7, 2020
Some Lawmakers Question Ducey's Emergency Powers Lauren Gilger, Jill Ryan July 7, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: India Moves To No. 3 In COVID-19 Cases Lauren Gilger July 6, 2020
ICU Nurse: 'Every Week Our Numbers Are Doubling' Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Mark Brodie July 6, 2020
Arizona Secretary Of State Promotes Mail-In Ballots, Safe In-Person Voting Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein July 6, 2020
How #Karen Is Rooted In A History Of Black Oppression Lauren Gilger July 6, 2020
How City Employees Reached Out To Thousands Of Struggling Phoenix Businesses Lauren Gilger June 30, 2020
Free Crisis Counseling For Arizonans Impacted By Coronavirus Lauren Gilger June 29, 2020
From Polio To Meningitis: How Vaccines Have Progressed Through The Years Lauren Gilger June 26, 2020
Safety First For Diamondbacks As Team Prepares To Return Phil Latzman, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger June 26, 2020
Arizona Restaurant Week Is Adapting Due To COVID-19 Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto June 26, 2020
The Friday NewsCap June 26, 2020 Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger June 26, 2020
Tiny Desert Concerts Artists Share Their Quarantine Playlists Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Kaely Monahan, Amanda Luberto June 25, 2020
How Soon Will AZ Know If Mask Orders Are Working? Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger June 25, 2020
A Social Worker's Perspective On Police Reform Lauren Gilger June 25, 2020
How Phoenix Police Officers Are Trained To De-Escalate Situations Lauren Gilger June 25, 2020