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
During pregnancy, the vaccine conversation isn't always easy Lauren Gilger Oct. 26, 2021
He survived 'The Room.' Now Greg Sestero has a new horror movie set in Arizona Lauren Gilger Oct. 25, 2021
How PCH is getting ready to vaccinate younger kids Lauren Gilger Oct. 25, 2021
UA Museum of Art reopens with 'The Art of Food' Lauren Gilger Oct. 22, 2021
Valleywise fights COVID-19 misinformation in 11 languages Lauren Gilger Oct. 21, 2021
How Gammage is bringing Broadway back, even as the pandemic continues Lauren Gilger Oct. 21, 2021
A closer look at Samhain, the Celtic ancestor of Halloween Lauren Gilger Oct. 21, 2021
Anxiety rising among women and kids, report shows Lauren Gilger Oct. 20, 2021
Meet the people revitalizing Sunnyslope's Hatcher Road Lauren Gilger Oct. 18, 2021
The southern border is reopening. How that could impact AZ economy Lauren Gilger Oct. 15, 2021
Health expert: Pandemic's end relies on everyone's efforts Lauren Gilger Oct. 14, 2021
UA student's film becomes a 'Mexican Cinderella story' Lauren Gilger Oct. 13, 2021
'Reservation Dogs' feels like it was made for Native people Lauren Gilger Oct. 12, 2021
Art and tech space Cahokia PHX opens on Indigenous Peoples Day Lauren Gilger Oct. 11, 2021
A court annulled a Trump era water policy. It matters across AZ Lauren Gilger Oct. 11, 2021
A former K-pop singer is playing Frank-N-Furter Lauren Gilger Oct. 8, 2021
Decision delayed to compensate Navajo Nation for coal plant closures Lauren Gilger Oct. 7, 2021
Long-term care facilities facing diversity challenges in management Lauren Gilger Oct. 7, 2021
Meet Nestflix, the streaming site for the shows within shows Lauren Gilger Oct. 7, 2021
Alice Cooper exhibit opens at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Lauren Gilger Oct. 6, 2021
Nonprofit says AZ's high college tuition rates violate the constitution Lauren Gilger Oct. 5, 2021
Valley fever disproportionately affects people of color Lauren Gilger Oct. 5, 2021
Where to see fall colors, Halloween haunts in AZ Lauren Gilger Oct. 5, 2021
BBC Look-Ahead: Japan elects a new prime minister Lauren Gilger Oct. 4, 2021
The Biden administration continues to struggle with immigration Lauren Gilger, Michel Marizco Oct. 4, 2021