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
Mesa Schools To Finish Fall Semester In Person Lauren Gilger Dec. 9, 2020
PV Superintendent Resigns Following Harassment Reports Lauren Gilger, Rocio Hernandez Dec. 8, 2020
Could Arizona's Economy Withstand Another Shutdown? Lauren Gilger Dec. 8, 2020
'Much More Dire': Navajo COVID-19 Cases Surge Again Lauren Gilger Dec. 7, 2020
ASU Professor Argues U.S. Wastes Billions On Health Care Lauren Gilger Dec. 7, 2020
State Capitol Opening Virtual USS Arizona Museum Scott Bourque, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger, Hunter Brownstein Dec. 6, 2020
Daily Star: More Than 1,000 Students Missing From Tucson Schools Lauren Gilger Dec. 4, 2020
Travel Restrictions Hinder Economic Recovery In Mexico's Tourist Towns Lauren Gilger, Kendal Blust Dec. 3, 2020
Eating Christmas: 'Santa's Head On A Platter' Katie Campbell, Lauren Gilger Dec. 3, 2020
Doctor: COVID-19 Spread Will Worsen Without Restrictions Katie Campbell, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Dec. 3, 2020
Experts Outline Steps To Turn Arizona's Housing Crisis Around Lauren Gilger Dec. 2, 2020
Luxury Housing Market Booming In Arizona Lauren Gilger Dec. 1, 2020
UA Leads First Statewide Study On COVID-19 Risk Factors Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Dec. 1, 2020
Arizona Lawmakers, Goldwater Institute File Lawsuit Vs. Prop. 208 Rocio Hernandez, Lauren Gilger
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Nov. 30, 2020
Trump Campaign Makes Unfounded Election Fraud Allegations At Informal Hearing In Phoenix Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Nov. 30, 2020
School, Business Leaders Concerned About Spread Of COVID-19 Lauren Gilger Nov. 30, 2020
AZ Public Health Experts Fear Bed Shortage, COVID-19 Surge Lauren Gilger Nov. 30, 2020
Businesses Adapt For Holiday Shopping As Pandemic Continues Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto Nov. 24, 2020
More People Smuggling Drugs Inside Their Bodies At Arizona-Mexico Border Lauren Gilger Nov. 24, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: High Success Rates For Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Lauren Gilger Nov. 23, 2020
Tribal Communities Reeling As Pandemic Halts Tourism Lauren Gilger Nov. 23, 2020
Increased COVID-19 Spread Forebodes Cold Winter For AZ Jobs Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Nov. 23, 2020
ASU Continues Valley Expansion Plans Despite Pandemic Losses Lauren Gilger Nov. 20, 2020
Why Some Arizona Republicans Voted Blue Lauren Gilger Nov. 19, 2020
Hobbs: Republican Officials Must Disavow False Claims Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Nov. 19, 2020