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
Drug use in the U.S. is higher than anywhere else. This author asks why Lauren Gilger Sept. 12, 2023
Shoppers head from Mexico to the U.S. with 'super peso' Lauren Gilger Sept. 11, 2023
Díaz and Montini: Ending gun show loophole gets us closer to universal background checks Lauren Gilger Sept. 11, 2023
A tale of 2 abortion landscapes: Changes in Mexico and the U.S. Lauren Gilger Sept. 11, 2023
What one of AZ's fancy doughnut pioneers thinks of Voodoo coming to Tempe Lauren Gilger Sept. 8, 2023
Simplot says casita ruling will help ease housing crisis Lauren Gilger Sept. 7, 2023
Scottsdale program for homeless works. Residents are still up in arms Lauren Gilger Sept. 7, 2023
Maricopa County now reporting 180 heat deaths so far Lauren Gilger Sept. 6, 2023
Peoria council calls for vice mayor's resignation after police report Lauren Gilger Sept. 6, 2023
A debate over historic preservation — and what deserves to be saved Lauren Gilger Sept. 6, 2023
New tools to fight RSV could aid with expected surge this fall Lauren Gilger Sept. 5, 2023
Díaz: Could Blake Masters win AZ GOP primary? Lauren Gilger Sept. 5, 2023
What's lost in the hyper-convenience of drive-thru culture? Lauren Gilger Sept. 5, 2023
LA Times reporter traveled across U.S. to see how cities are addressing homelessness Lauren Gilger Sept. 5, 2023
Mujeres Del Sol event spotlights Caribbean Latino community Lauren Gilger Sept. 1, 2023
Mitchell: Easing U.S. marijuana restrictions is mistake Lauren Gilger Aug. 31, 2023
Essay: 'Barbie' movie is about the contradiction of motherhood Lauren Gilger Aug. 31, 2023
Former DCS attorney speaks out amid computer glitches Lauren Gilger Aug. 31, 2023
Will Medicare negotiations on 10 drug prices help Arizona seniors? Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2023
Phoenix's road to becoming a mecca for public art Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2023
What does the COVID-19 surge, new variant mean for Arizona? Lauren Gilger Aug. 29, 2023
Move over Hass — there's a new avocado in town Lauren Gilger, Richard Copeland Aug. 29, 2023
Díaz: While policy hasn't changed, the conversation around water has Lauren Gilger Aug. 28, 2023
Professor: Free speech, college campuses are impossible mix Lauren Gilger Aug. 28, 2023
No need to be embarrassed about sweat — it's actually important for survival Lauren Gilger Aug. 28, 2023