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
School Safety Report Finds Dire Need For Mental Health Services Lauren Gilger Nov. 19, 2020
State Health Director Urges Arizonans To Fight Coronavirus Fatigue As Holiday Season Begins Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Nov. 19, 2020
McSally Delivers Emotional Farewell Speech As Senator Hunter Brownstein, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Nov. 18, 2020
There's Not Enough Research About The LGBTQ Community Lauren Gilger Nov. 18, 2020
DACA Recipients Hopeful Biden Administration Will Keep Its Promise Lauren Gilger Nov. 17, 2020
Arizona Chamber Of Commerce Bullish On Biden Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Scott Bourque Nov. 17, 2020
Study: 4 Unreported COVID-19 Cases For Every 1 Reported In Maricopa County Lauren Gilger Nov. 17, 2020
How The Trump Administration's Legal Claims About The Election Could Unfold Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Nov. 16, 2020
Despite Vaccine News, COVID-19 Precautions Still Needed Lauren Gilger Nov. 16, 2020
Elections Shake Up Sheriff's Offices In Southern Arizona Lauren Gilger Nov. 16, 2020
How Heat, Wildfires And Drought Are Changing Arizona's Wine Industry Lauren Gilger Nov. 13, 2020
Immigration Judges Stripped Of Bargaining Rights Lauren Gilger, Matthew Casey Nov. 12, 2020
Negative Polarization: Why 2020's Record Voter Turnout Will Be Hard To Sustain Lauren Gilger Nov. 12, 2020
Brnovich: 'It Does Appear That Joe Biden Will Win Arizona' Katie Campbell, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Nov. 12, 2020
Leaders To Airport Businesses: 'You Guys Can Do Better' Lauren Gilger, Christina Estes Nov. 12, 2020
Native American Voters Helped Turn Tide For AZ Races Lauren Gilger Nov. 11, 2020
What A Photographer Is Seeing At Arizona's Election Protests Lauren Gilger Nov. 10, 2020
Superintendent Hoffman Urges Arizonans To Fight Virus Spread Rocio Hernandez, Lauren Gilger Nov. 10, 2020
Republican Allister Adel Wins Race For County Attorney Katherine Davis-Young, Lauren Gilger Nov. 9, 2020
Arizona's Uncounted Ballots May Not Be Enough To Change Election Results Lauren Gilger Nov. 9, 2020
In Search Of The 'Arizona Sound': 100 Essential Records Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto Nov. 9, 2020
How Record Latino Turnout Influenced The 2020 Election Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Nov. 9, 2020
Scottsdale Film Festival Kicks Off Virtually With Film 'Butter' Lauren Gilger Nov. 6, 2020
ASU Professor Explains 'Interracial Racism' Lauren Gilger Nov. 5, 2020
State Party Chair Confident Dems Can Still Win Key Arizona Races Lauren Gilger Nov. 5, 2020