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
AZ Educators Release Vision For Schools In COVID World Rocio Hernandez, Lauren Gilger June 24, 2020
What Donald Trump Accomplished With His Arizona Visit Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger June 24, 2020
The Challenges Firefighters Are Facing This Fire Season Lauren Gilger June 24, 2020
How Researchers Are Fighting Coronavirus With Unknown Info Lauren Gilger June 24, 2020
Cannonball Run Racers Seize Quarantine's Empty Streets Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger June 24, 2020
Phoenix Homeless Plan Strategies: Outreach, Cleanup Christina Estes, Lauren Gilger June 23, 2020
Corporation Commission Takes No Action On APS Rates Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie June 23, 2020
Random Sequencing, Designs Coming To License Plates Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger June 23, 2020
AZ Unemployment Rate Fell In May, But Is It A Real Indication Of Economic Turnaround? Lauren Gilger June 23, 2020
Why This Nonprofit Seed Conservation Group Is In Demand Lauren Gilger June 23, 2020
President Donald Trump Visits Yuma Border, Phoenix Student Event Jimmy Jenkins, Ben Giles, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger, Bridget Dowd, Chad Snow, Sky Schaudt
Associated Press
June 23, 2020
Paul Petersen Pleaded Guilty In Arizona And Utah. What Happens Next? Lauren Gilger, Matthew Casey June 22, 2020
What You Need To Know About Mask Rules In Arizona Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Ben Giles June 22, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: Why The U.K. Is Excited About Fourth Of July Lauren Gilger June 22, 2020
Commentary: The Appeal Of Self-Quarantining Lauren Gilger June 22, 2020
What The Supreme Court Ruling Could Mean For The Future Of DACA Lauren Gilger June 19, 2020
Dignity, Respect And Validation: Reacting To The Supreme Court's LGBTQ Ruling Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein June 18, 2020
COVID-19 Mask Requirements Are Coming To AZ Cities Katie Campbell, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger, Katherine Davis-Young June 18, 2020
Supreme Court DACA Ruling Leaves 'DREAMers' Feeling Relieved Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger June 18, 2020
A Collective Uncovers Unrecognized Layers Of Identity Lauren Gilger June 18, 2020
Music Venues Try To Reopen Safely, But Audiences Not Cooperating Lauren Gilger June 17, 2020
Communities Evacuated As Bush Fire Spreads Lauren Gilger June 17, 2020
AZ Businesses Grapple With A Patchwork Of Safety Protocols Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein June 17, 2020
UA Researcher Explains Spike In Coronavirus Cases Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein June 17, 2020
Should Arizona's Leaders Be Doing More To Stop The Coronavirus Spread? Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger June 16, 2020

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