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
Recount law could mess up the 2024 election calendar. AZ is scrambling to fix it Lauren Gilger Jan. 30, 2024
Díaz and Roberts: Should AZ make school board elections partisan? Lauren Gilger Jan. 29, 2024
New HIV cases in AZ increased 22% in 2022 Lauren Gilger Jan. 29, 2024
Integrating history into his folk music, No-No Boy to perform at ASU Lauren Gilger Jan. 26, 2024
Advocate says there's a better way to track homelessness Lauren Gilger Jan. 25, 2024
New mine has opened near Grand Canyon. What this means for tribes Lauren Gilger Jan. 25, 2024
Here are all the 2024 James Beard Award semifinalists from Arizona Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2024
Why women have marched throughout history — and why it still matters today Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2024
Councilmembers push back against federal supervision of Phoenix police Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2024
Earmarks are back in Congress — and these AZ Dems are bringing home the bacon Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2024
An ASU professor's new memoir on growing up Rastafari — and why she left it behind Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2024
Legal border crossings are overwhelming U.S. agencies, and cartels are taking advantage Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2024
Meet Arizona's top Girl Scout cookie seller in 2023 Lauren Gilger Jan. 22, 2024
Díaz and Boas: Is Gallego playing identity politics in his Senate campaign? Lauren Gilger Jan. 22, 2024
Lawrence Smith of Chilte went from the NFL to one of the best new restaurants in the U.S. Lauren Gilger Jan. 19, 2024
ASU professor says teaching cursive won't make kids smarter Lauren Gilger Jan. 18, 2024
What does medical marijuana use actually do to a fetus? Lauren Gilger Jan. 18, 2024
What the battle with Kari Lake was like for drag queen Barbra Seville Lauren Gilger Jan. 17, 2024
'Everything is broken': Why Texas' SB 4 isn't getting same reaction as AZ's SB 1070 Lauren Gilger Jan. 17, 2024
Some parents are 'hyperchecking' grades. Why that could be a problem Lauren Gilger Jan. 16, 2024
Polls show Arizonans agree on most big issues. The politicians who represent them don't Lauren Gilger Jan. 16, 2024
Police won't say why it took over a year to go after 'Gilbert Goons' Lauren Gilger Jan. 16, 2024
What the stories we tell reveal about our marriages, identity Lauren Gilger Jan. 15, 2024
About 10% of U.S. restaurants serve Mexican food. In Arizona, it's 18% Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Jan. 15, 2024
What border detention looks like in AZ and how people end up there Lauren Gilger Jan. 15, 2024