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
B-boy professor brings celebration of hip-hop to ASU Lauren Gilger Nov. 19, 2021
Why the U.S. has paused accepting non-Afghan refugees Lauren Gilger Nov. 18, 2021
Canadian snowbirds are back. What that means for Yuma Lauren Gilger Nov. 17, 2021
More women of color becoming 'mom-fluencers' Lauren Gilger Nov. 16, 2021
Indigenous land acknowledgments are growing. Do they go far enough? Lauren Gilger Nov. 16, 2021
Biden signs $1T infrastructure bill with bipartisan audience Ben Giles, Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
Nov. 15, 2021
When it comes to missing Indigenous women, we don't actually know how bad it is Lauren Gilger Nov. 15, 2021
14,000 new COVID-19 cases in AZ just the past 4 days Lauren Gilger Nov. 15, 2021
Violet Protest mails all federal lawmakers textile squares Lauren Gilger Nov. 15, 2021
Phoenix painter offers glimpse inside home pandemic life Lauren Gilger Nov. 12, 2021
Why Mesa's mayor pushed for infrastructure bill backed by Dems Lauren Gilger Nov. 11, 2021
Investigation links Arizona's constables to landlord group Lauren Gilger Nov. 10, 2021
Phoenix Mayor says cities will lead on climate change Lauren Gilger Nov. 9, 2021
Corporation Commission votes help consumers, hurt Navajo Nation Lauren Gilger Nov. 9, 2021
Businesses wait as court puts Biden's vaccine requirement on pause Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Nov. 8, 2021
Arizona's child care system barely survived the pandemic Lauren Gilger Nov. 8, 2021
Why Arizona's COVID-19 cases are not declining Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Nov. 8, 2021
Remembering the life of former Miss America Jo-Carroll Dennison Lauren Gilger Nov. 8, 2021
Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center celebrates 100 years Lauren Gilger Nov. 5, 2021
An inside look at the COP26 climate change summit with the BBC Lauren Gilger Nov. 4, 2021
5 companies in running to repair border wall damage Lauren Gilger Nov. 4, 2021
Pediatrician wants to talk vaccine safety with parents Lauren Gilger Nov. 4, 2021
Stories of Afghan refugees hit close to home for AZ doctor Lauren Gilger Nov. 3, 2021
Disability advocate encourages parents to get kids COVID-19 vaccine Lauren Gilger Nov. 3, 2021
Tucson is raising its minimum wage to $15 — in 2025 Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Alisa Reznick Nov. 3, 2021