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
Folklorist: Pandemic Is An Opportunity For New Rituals Lauren Gilger June 15, 2020
AZ's Biggest Cities Got More CARES Money Per Resident Lauren Gilger June 15, 2020
National Guard Flew A Spy Plane Over Phoenix Protests Lauren Gilger June 15, 2020
What You Need To Know About Arizona's Monsoon Season This Year Lauren Gilger, Scott Bourque June 15, 2020
The Friday NewsCap For June 12, 2020 Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger June 12, 2020
Phoenix Pride Celebrates Pride Month Online Lauren Gilger June 12, 2020
Arizona Gov. Ducey: Arizonans Must Learn To Live With The Coronavirus Ben Giles, Lauren Gilger June 11, 2020
Is It Illegal To Film The Police In Tucson? Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein June 11, 2020
Arizona Highways Recommends These Easy Hikes Lauren Gilger June 11, 2020
Navajo Nation President: Stay-Home Order, Mask Rules Are Working Lauren Gilger June 11, 2020
Former Assistant Phoenix Police Chief Criticizes 'Defund The Police' Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein June 11, 2020
Study: Minorities More Likely Than Whites To Wear Mask Lauren Gilger June 10, 2020
Continuing COVID Rise Clashes With Ducey's Economic Message Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger June 9, 2020
Penzone: 'We Have To Be Willing To Hold Ourselves Accountable' Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger June 9, 2020
Small Arizona Restaurants Push For More Financial Help Lauren Gilger June 9, 2020
Phoenix Finds More Money For Police Oversight Christina Estes, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein June 8, 2020
Arizona AG Offers To Oversee Police Misconduct Investigations Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie June 8, 2020
Pandemic Brings Challenges, Opportunities For AZ Forests Lauren Gilger June 8, 2020
Phoenix Had Housing Crisis Before; COVID-19 Could Make It Worse Katherine Davis-Young, Lauren Gilger June 8, 2020
Comfort Foods In The Time Of Coronavirus Lauren Gilger June 5, 2020
Experts Believe Curbing COVID-19 Spread Still Possible Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie June 4, 2020
ProPublica: Ex-White House Official Cashed In On Masks Lauren Gilger June 4, 2020
How Health Care Workers' Mental Health Is Being Affected Lauren Gilger June 4, 2020
Coronavirus Forces Malls To Confront Tough Economic Reality Lauren Gilger June 2, 2020
Points Of View: History Of Violence That’s Spilling Onto The Streets Lauren Gilger June 2, 2020

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