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
Local First AZ CEO reflects on legacy of Bashas' grocery store Lauren Gilger Oct. 4, 2021
The story behind the photo of a roadrunner staring at the border wall Lauren Gilger Oct. 4, 2021
AZ schools can require masks now. Here's what they're doing Rocio Hernandez, Lauren Gilger Oct. 1, 2021
Phoenix Art Museum's Oscar Muñoz exhibit explores time, memory Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 1, 2021
Friday NewsCap: Mask mandates OK, flat tax to the ballot Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 1, 2021
'Chaos Theory' art show returns to Phoenix First Friday Lauren Gilger Oct. 1, 2021
Nobody Knows What Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Wants, And It's Holding Up The Biden Agenda Lauren Gilger Sept. 30, 2021
Despite Title 42 Removals, Asylum Seekers Fill Phoenix Shelters Lauren Gilger Sept. 30, 2021
New Times Picks Valley Favorites In Best Of Phoenix 2021 Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Sept. 30, 2021
Why this designer thinks Tempe needs a fashion week Lauren Gilger Sept. 30, 2021
Arizona Forest Director Unhappy About Halt To Tree-Thinning Project Jill Ryan, Ron Dungan, Lauren Gilger Sept. 30, 2021
The Name Of This Beer Is Meant To Raise Suicide Awareness Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Sept. 29, 2021
American Vigilante podcast creator isn't sure she can trust her own subject Lauren Gilger Sept. 29, 2021
AZ music venues welcome vaccinated concertgoers Lauren Gilger Sept. 29, 2021
AZ Redistricting Chair Responds To Criticisms Lauren Gilger Sept. 29, 2021
Judge Halts Criminal Provisions In New Abortion Law Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
Sept. 29, 2021
Will Ruling On School Mask Mandates Affect Tucson District's Plans? Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Sept. 28, 2021
How Audit Supporters Are Shaping Future Of Republican Party Lauren Gilger Sept. 28, 2021
Everyone Was Talking About Gabby Petito, But Indigenous Women's Cases Still Go Ignored Lauren Gilger Sept. 28, 2021
People Don't Want Police Jobs. This Researcher Is Finding Out Why Lauren Gilger Sept. 28, 2021
Look-Ahead: As Vaccination Levels Rise, Attention Turns To Boosters Lauren Gilger Sept. 27, 2021
What Election Audit Means For Future County Elections Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Sept. 27, 2021
Attorneys: Adel Hasn't Respected Defendants In Treatment Lauren Gilger Sept. 27, 2021
Pima County Health Director Discusses AZ COVID-19 Trends Lauren Gilger Sept. 27, 2021
Monsoon Stories 2021 Epilogue: Monsoon Memories Lauren Gilger Sept. 24, 2021

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