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
Why 2022 has become the year for unions Lauren Gilger April 4, 2022
'My Body, My Work' exhibition explores body autonomy Lauren Gilger April 1, 2022
Spring cocktail trends: Bright colors, low alcohol, CBD Lauren Gilger March 31, 2022
Author recounts history of first Native American nursing school Lauren Gilger March 30, 2022
This James Beard-nominated chef would rather close than compromise on his Italian dishes Lauren Gilger March 29, 2022
How climate change is worsening seasonal allergies Lauren Gilger March 29, 2022
BBC Look-Ahead: Ukraine, Russia meet for negotiations Lauren Gilger March 28, 2022
Glen Canyon Dam is low on water. But plans to deal with potential power shortages haven't yet surfaced Lauren Gilger March 28, 2022
NewsCap: County attorney used to be a 'sleeper race' Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger March 25, 2022
A critic watched almost every best picture winner. This movie stood out Lauren Gilger March 25, 2022
Phoenix Art Museum spotlights '60s fashion Lauren Gilger March 24, 2022
Born and raised in Mesa, Oscar-winning actor Troy Kotsur is making history Lauren Gilger March 23, 2022
Advocate: Suspending gas tax won't help low-income Arizonans Lauren Gilger March 23, 2022
Do masks delay language in kids? This psycholinguist says no Lauren Gilger March 22, 2022
Superstition Meadery Lauren Gilger March 21, 2022
Kids are feeling grief and loss. Counselors say schools must do more Lauren Gilger March 21, 2022
NewsCap: What would happen if AZ ended mail-in voting Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger March 18, 2022
As Art Detour celebrates 34 years, one Phoenix artist reflects on its humble beginnings Lauren Gilger March 18, 2022
'DrawTogether with Wendy Mac' doodles its way into children's hearts as a pandemic pastime Lauren Gilger March 16, 2022
Our Street: Downtown Peoria wants visitors to feel the history Lauren Gilger March 15, 2022
Baseball is back — and stadiums are scrambling to get in the swing of things Lauren Gilger March 15, 2022
21-year-old student lands a classroom of his own Lauren Gilger March 10, 2022
AZ teachers want to know: How much more can we do? Lauren Gilger March 9, 2022
Favorite Mexican food spot? The Show wants to know! Lauren Gilger, Amy Silverman March 7, 2022
Why Arizona's homeland security chief supports 'Remain in Mexico' Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie March 3, 2022

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