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
Pat's Run races to the finish line in person after 2 years virtual Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger April 22, 2022
Multi-state Border Strike Force follows dubious AZ model Lauren Gilger April 21, 2022
Cranky Flier: Ditching masks won't affect air travel's recovery Lauren Gilger April 21, 2022
A Tucson school is merging modern education with Indigenous values Lauren Gilger April 20, 2022
As mask requirements end, COVID protection comes down to personal choice Lauren Gilger April 20, 2022
'The Desertification Cookbook' brings new life to a dry wasteland Lauren Gilger April 19, 2022
Havasupai plaintiffs hope their lawsuit forces changes at the Bureau of Indian Education Lauren Gilger April 19, 2022
As inflation continues, this economist says the looming recession will be milder for Arizona Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein April 19, 2022
ASU Art Museum spotlights changing relationship with the planet Lauren Gilger April 18, 2022
How the Pascua Yaqui celebrate Easter with a 400-year-old tradition Lauren Gilger April 15, 2022
Norma Baker-Flying Horse on how fashion can be stylish and eco-friendly Lauren Gilger April 15, 2022
Some AZ drivers are going to Mexico for cheaper gas Lauren Gilger April 14, 2022
How Title 42 changed the U.S. immigration process Lauren Gilger April 14, 2022
Why there's hope in the face of climate change Lauren Gilger April 13, 2022
Democratic lawmakers aren't happy with redistricting. But their concerns come too late Lauren Gilger April 12, 2022
There's a huge warehouse where teachers can get free art supplies Lauren Gilger April 12, 2022
Why AZ sports fans crave a seat at the big-boy table Lauren Gilger April 11, 2022
Valley moms created microschools to engage Black students. Now they're expanding Lauren Gilger April 11, 2022
How the pandemic exacerbated Phoenix's housing crisis Lauren Gilger April 11, 2022
3 Arizona artists take on the American dream in 'Tense' art show Lauren Gilger April 8, 2022
Advocate scrutinizes use of faulty conviction methods in new book Lauren Gilger April 7, 2022
Why the failure of a bill protecting LGBTQ Arizonans is still progress Lauren Gilger April 6, 2022
How a GOP-backed voting measure could disenfranchise thousands of AZ voters Lauren Gilger April 5, 2022
Why world's fairs continue to impress — even after more than 200 years Lauren Gilger April 5, 2022
Char's Has the Blues is now Char's LIVE. What's in store for the club Lauren Gilger April 4, 2022