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
Commentary: Greg Moore Reflects On Death Of George Floyd Lauren Gilger June 1, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: Lockdowns Lift In Some Cities, Security Increases In Others Lauren Gilger June 1, 2020
Arizona Releases Plan For Reopening Schools Lauren Gilger June 1, 2020
Mostly Peaceful Protests End Early Following Statewide Curfew Scott Bourque, Michel Marizco, Tom Maxedon, Harry Croton, Tim Agne, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
May 30, 2020
How 2 Notes In 'Jaws' Can Create Such An Emotional Effect Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan May 29, 2020
Scottsdale Mayor Plans To Enforce Social Distancing Lauren Gilger May 29, 2020
Coronavirus Complicates Efforts To Keep Homeless Arizonans Cool Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May 29, 2020
Hundreds In Phoenix Protest George Floyd's Death Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Harry Croton May 29, 2020
The Friday NewsCap May 29, 2020 Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May 29, 2020
Arizona State Senators Explain The Surprising Vote To Adjourn Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein May 28, 2020
How A Yuma Hospital Handled Its Biggest COVID Spike Lauren Gilger May 28, 2020
How Latino Businesses Are Impacted By The Pandemic Lauren Gilger May 28, 2020
Some Relief Funds Released To AZ Communities Lauren Gilger
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
May 28, 2020
AZ Memory Project Preserves Navajo Times' Beginnings Lauren Gilger May 27, 2020
Author Tom Zoellner Explores The History Of A Slave Revolt Lauren Gilger May 27, 2020
Phoenix Zoo To Open Doors Mid-June Greg Hahne, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie May 26, 2020
Experts: Next Wave Of Patients Could Be Deadlier Than COVID Lauren Gilger May 26, 2020
2020 Arizona High School Graduates Share Their Thoughts Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May 26, 2020
Immigration Detention Centers Struggle To Deal With Coronavirus Lauren Gilger May 26, 2020
Could Memorial Day Travel Lead To Spike In Virus Cases? Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger May 26, 2020
How Do You Encourage Arizonans To Travel Again Safely? Lauren Gilger May 22, 2020
Page Turner: 'Godshot' Lauren Gilger May 21, 2020
Breaking Down The Bill To Protect Businesses From COVID-19 Blame Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein May 21, 2020
How History Has Favored The Economy Over Public Health Lauren Gilger May 20, 2020
Arizona House Holding Meetings With Hopes To Adjourn Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Ben Giles May 19, 2020