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
Díaz: Once-dismissed GOP candidates are gaining ground Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2022
Chef Brett Vibber turns to nature for an Arizona fall feast Lauren Gilger Oct. 21, 2022
Voices of young voters: Libertarian Ryne Bolick on being a RINO Lauren Gilger, Amber Victoria Singer Oct. 21, 2022
Phoenix-based artist Sarah Hurwitz thinks anything can be a vampire Lauren Gilger Oct. 20, 2022
This English professor wants writing teachers to go beyond the 5-paragraph essay Lauren Gilger Oct. 20, 2022
What's fueling Arizona's weird weather events Lauren Gilger Oct. 20, 2022
Campaign finance numbers are in. The amount of money candidates are raking in is adding up fast Lauren Gilger Oct. 20, 2022
ASU law professor shines light on lesbian couple's wrongful convictions Lauren Gilger Oct. 19, 2022
How the economy could impact voters' decisions at the polls Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 18, 2022
The argument for and against Arizona Prop. 211 Lauren Gilger Oct. 17, 2022
Where to find info on judges, local election candidates Lauren Gilger Oct. 17, 2022
Why the Republic ran an A1 editorial on election safety Lauren Gilger Oct. 17, 2022
At 76, 'Pope of Trash' John Waters has more jobs than ever Lauren Gilger Oct. 14, 2022
Millennial Democrat Robbie Pfeffer on educating younger voters Lauren Gilger Oct. 14, 2022
NewsCap: Fallout continues on canceled governor debate Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Oct. 14, 2022
Why this young Arizona Republican is so passionate about politics Lauren Gilger, Amber Victoria Singer Oct. 13, 2022
Why Tony-winning actress Trezana Beverley came back to the role of King Lear Lauren Gilger Oct. 13, 2022
The Navajo Times has a new editor, and she's been working for decades to inform the Native community Lauren Gilger Oct. 12, 2022
Learn what triggers fears and why in 'The Book of Phobias and Manias' Lauren Gilger Oct. 12, 2022
How rising interest rates are affecting the Valley's housing market Lauren Gilger Oct. 11, 2022
How autumn turns a leaf in central, southern AZ Lauren Gilger Oct. 11, 2022
Look See Draw: Made in Arizona Lauren Gilger Oct. 11, 2022
These Arizona congressional races could swing either way Lauren Gilger Oct. 10, 2022
Díaz: Tom Horne just wants Arizona students to sit still Lauren Gilger Oct. 10, 2022
AZ chef rates pumpkin spice products she usually hates Lauren Gilger Oct. 7, 2022