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
Exit Interview: Why author Rogelio Juarez left Phoenix for New York Lauren Gilger Aug. 25, 2022
How to turn cactus fruits into delicious prickly pear juice Amy Silverman, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Aug. 25, 2022
SRP customers could see higher bills as utility tries offsetting cost of natural gas Lauren Gilger Aug. 25, 2022
Here Weed Go! marijuana podcast is for 'canni-curious' Lauren Gilger Aug. 24, 2022
'The buffet is open': What to do when Arizona wildlife encroaches on your home Lauren Gilger Aug. 23, 2022
How the county could address rising rents, evictions Lauren Gilger Aug. 23, 2022
Kari Lake pulls endorsement of antisemitic Oklahoma candidate, but is it enough? Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Aug. 23, 2022
What the sighting of El Jefe could mean for the future of jaguars Lauren Gilger Aug. 22, 2022
Axios: Why Latino voters are leaving Democratic Party Lauren Gilger Aug. 22, 2022
ASU scientist says Inflation Reduction Act will have climate impact in AZ Lauren Gilger Aug. 19, 2022
Exit Interview: Why public educator Yvonne Watterson left Phoenix for Mexico Lauren Gilger Aug. 18, 2022
Director of Aunt Rita's shares monkeypox experience Lauren Gilger Aug. 18, 2022
The fate of DACA rests with 3 judges Lauren Gilger Aug. 16, 2022
ABC15: Phoenix police used Signal for work messages Lauren Gilger Aug. 16, 2022
Lake could be contemplating a more moderate approach as November nears Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Aug. 15, 2022
Phoenix district launches new safety division focused on shooting prevention, mental health Lauren Gilger Aug. 15, 2022
Griner's detainment feels personal for queer Black women Lauren Gilger Aug. 15, 2022
A new museum will honor Navajo Code Talkers Lauren Gilger Aug. 12, 2022
NewsCap: Are extreme GOP candidates good for Dems? Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Aug. 12, 2022
Cowboy poet explains history, tradition of his craft Lauren Gilger Aug. 11, 2022
Mushroom Society cooks up foraged fungi for annual foray Amber Victoria Singer, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Aug. 11, 2022
Exit Interview: Why acclaimed storyteller Rachel Egboro left Phoenix for New York City Lauren Gilger Aug. 11, 2022
Concerts are back. Can you go and still stay safe from COVID-19? Lauren Gilger Aug. 10, 2022
As the search for life beyond Earth continues, some stop to ask if we should Lauren Gilger Aug. 10, 2022
Tribes along the Colorado River are finally getting their say on water policy Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2022

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