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
'Keep Sweet' documentary looks at the past, future of Short Creek Lauren Gilger Dec. 14, 2021
Why tamales could be harder to make this Christmas Lauren Gilger Dec. 14, 2021
How one writer is bringing diversity to holiday movies Lauren Gilger Dec. 13, 2021
Many Mormons are treating themselves with 'dirty sodas' Lauren Gilger Dec. 13, 2021
Arizona Daily Star: More migrants are dying in AZ deserts than ever Lauren Gilger Dec. 10, 2021
Republic series 'Destination: USA' spotlights struggles of migrants en route to the US Lauren Gilger Dec. 9, 2021
2 key themes that make a Christmas movie Lauren Gilger Dec. 8, 2021
What to expect from COVID-19 surges this winter Lauren Gilger Dec. 7, 2021
Señor Rio Tequila Lauren Gilger Dec. 6, 2021
ASU composer makes your phone part of a symphony Lauren Gilger Dec. 2, 2021
Scottsdale mom reflects on Taylor Swift's rerelease of 'Ronan' Lauren Gilger, Dillon Rosenblatt Dec. 1, 2021
Breast-conserving surgery inaccessible to many Native women Lauren Gilger Dec. 1, 2021
Phoenix just set a November heat record Lauren Gilger, Jill Ryan Dec. 1, 2021
How Boeing’s business practices led to a nosedive Lauren Gilger Dec. 1, 2021
The busiest weekend for shopping is over. How AZ businesses fared Lauren Gilger Nov. 30, 2021
Why Arizona has lost 1,600 foster homes since 2017 Lauren Gilger Nov. 29, 2021
Legendary guitarist Esteban returns to the Valley Lauren Gilger Nov. 24, 2021
Valley Metro's CEO is optimistic about light rail expansion Lauren Gilger Nov. 24, 2021
Officials continue efforts to block mask mandates as COVID-19 cases rise Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Nov. 23, 2021
Research debunks gender pay myth, finds women as competitive as men Lauren Gilger Nov. 23, 2021
Marked By COVID seeks national day of remembrance for victims Lauren Gilger Nov. 22, 2021
NPS hid findings in Grand Canyon sexual harassment probe Lauren Gilger Nov. 22, 2021
BBC Look-Ahead: Austria locks down, mandates vaccinations Lauren Gilger Nov. 22, 2021
AZ facing a serious COVID-19 surge heading into the holidays Lauren Gilger, Katherine Davis-Young Nov. 22, 2021
Hundreds of Sky Harbor Airport hospitality workers are on strike Jill Ryan, Christina Estes, Lauren Gilger Nov. 22, 2021