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
Navajo Nation's mask mandate saved lives — and may have cost the president his job Lauren Gilger Jan. 25, 2023
There's a nearly new 747 in an AZ plane boneyard. Here's why Lauren Gilger, Richard Copeland Jan. 25, 2023
Why banning preferred pronouns, identifiers like Latinx is a 'fool's errand' Lauren Gilger Jan. 25, 2023
Psilocybin mushrooms could be a game changer — especially for vets Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2023
'The future is electric': Electric vehicle landscape is quickly changing Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2023
Court denies Rio Verde Foothills a temporary stay in water controversy Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2023
Why winter in Phoenix is one of the best times to garden Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2023
Díaz: Eliminating grocery taxes would hurt rural cities Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2023
Sin Muerte turns fresh vegetables into craft cocktails Lauren Gilger Jan. 20, 2023
Tucson chef explains the 'modern Mexican' food trend Lauren Gilger Jan. 19, 2023
Journalists lobbying for monument to murdered reporter Lauren Gilger Jan. 19, 2023
AZ budget talks have barely begun – and there’s already talk of a shutdown Lauren Gilger, Ben Giles Jan. 19, 2023
Arizona's surprisingly wet winter is actually helping the drought Lauren Gilger Jan. 18, 2023
Plant store owner's backyard an homage to Phoenix's past Lauren Gilger Jan. 18, 2023
Ties between Saudi, AZ farmers go back nearly a century Lauren Gilger Jan. 18, 2023
County supervisor: Scottsdale mayor is blocking a Rio Verde water solution Lauren Gilger Jan. 18, 2023
Dutch Bros. stands are swarming with bees — and it's making the bees sick. Here's why Lauren Gilger Jan. 17, 2023
Elvia Díaz: Hobbs' focus on public education is refreshing Lauren Gilger Jan. 17, 2023
This Tucson company is ready for Dry January with nonalcoholic cocktails Lauren Gilger Jan. 13, 2023
Some Rio Verde Foothills residents want Scottsdale to turn their water back on Lauren Gilger Jan. 12, 2023
How Valley police departments are handling non-lethal weapons Lauren Gilger Jan. 12, 2023
The complex world of sounds made by turtles, lizards and fish Lauren Gilger Jan. 12, 2023
Gov. Katie Hobbs on her faith, her career and a bruising campaign Lauren Gilger Jan. 11, 2023
Yuma mayor urges border policy changes, says increase in migrant arrivals not sustainable Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
Jan. 11, 2023
Leading Wright photographer showcases 'Sacred Spaces' at Taliesin West Lauren Gilger Jan. 10, 2023