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
What border detention looks like in AZ and how people end up there Lauren Gilger Jan. 15, 2024
This artist views race through the complex lens of the Kardashians Lauren Gilger Jan. 12, 2024
Staying Power: A Democratic politico who's made a home in a red state Lauren Gilger Jan. 11, 2024
Gadiel del Orbe is on a mission to represent Latinos in comedy Lauren Gilger Jan. 11, 2024
One Valley doctor says she’s never seen the ER so busy Lauren Gilger Jan. 11, 2024
This blind mountaineer climbs the world’s highest summits. New documentary shares his journeys Lauren Gilger Jan. 10, 2024
Dams are coming down on rivers. Why many tribes are all for that Lauren Gilger Jan. 10, 2024
University of Arizona's budget crisis just got more controversial in Tucson Lauren Gilger Jan. 10, 2024
Tackling Dry January from a different point of view Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2024
Dig into Phoenix food trends for 2024 Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2024
Cost of dorms has skyrocketed — ASU tops the list Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2024
Hobbs, Yee in Clean Elections Commission dispute Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2024
Díaz and Boas: Has Biden solved key border problems? Lauren Gilger Jan. 8, 2024
Tap danced started as resolution. Now it brings her joy Lauren Gilger Jan. 5, 2024
NewsCap: Plenty to fight about in '24 legislative session Lauren Gilger Jan. 5, 2024
This Arizonan never purchased a new article of clothing in 2023 Lauren Gilger Jan. 4, 2024
Flagstaff textile artisan mends clothes in unconventional ways: Made in Arizona Lauren Gilger Jan. 4, 2024
AZ Democratic senator: 'We desperately need' bipartisan solutions for state's biggest issues Lauren Gilger Jan. 4, 2024
Snowfall is below average in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. That's bad news for the Colorado River Lauren Gilger Jan. 4, 2024
From Sleepytime Bear to grandpacore, 2024 is brewing some cozy pop culture trends Lauren Gilger Jan. 3, 2024
These issues, challenges and trends will define Arizona's 2024 elections Lauren Gilger Jan. 3, 2024
New year likely to bring higher home prices in Valley Lauren Gilger Jan. 3, 2024
2 tribal leaders instrumental in water deals named 2023 Arizonans of the Year Lauren Gilger Jan. 2, 2024
BBC Look Ahead: 2024 is a big year for elections around the world Lauren Gilger Jan. 2, 2024
Podcast explores the importance of menopause-friendly workplaces Lauren Gilger Jan. 2, 2024