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
AZ Secretary Of State Rejects Allegations Of Voting Fraud As Ballot Count Continues Lauren Gilger Nov. 5, 2020
How A Phoenix Doctor's Life Has Changed Since The Pandemic Began Lauren Gilger Nov. 4, 2020
Committee On Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women Releases Recommendations Lauren Gilger Nov. 4, 2020
Humble: Implementing Recreational Marijuana Will Be Easier Than Medical Steve Goldstein, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Nov. 4, 2020
Democrats Lose Ground In AZ Legislative Races Katie Campbell, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Nov. 4, 2020
Low Kindergarten Enrollment Could Hurt AZ Families Lauren Gilger Nov. 3, 2020
500,000 Arizona Early Ballots Haven't Been Returned Yet Lauren Gilger Nov. 2, 2020
Why Young Latino Men Are Supporting Trump In Larger Numbers Lauren Gilger Nov. 2, 2020
AZ Eviction Moratorium Expires Oct. 31, But Tenants May Qualify For CDC Eviction Protection Katherine Davis-Young, Lauren Gilger Oct. 30, 2020
Program Helps Spread Joy Of Birding To People With Disabilities Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Oct. 30, 2020
What AZ Should Be Doing To Fight The COVID-19 Surge Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Oct. 29, 2020
November Temperatures In Phoenix Forecasted To Heat Up Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Oct. 29, 2020
Why Older Voters In Arizona Are Moving Away From Trump Lauren Gilger Oct. 29, 2020
Why Phoenix Is Now Tackling Region's Homelessness Lauren Gilger Oct. 29, 2020
Phoenix ER Doc Reflects On What's Changed Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Mark Brodie Oct. 28, 2020
Judge Rules Against Tribe's Attempts To Reinstate Early Voting Site On Lauren Gilger Oct. 27, 2020
AZ Mental Health Care Providers See Uptick In Cases Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Oct. 27, 2020
How Laurel Morales Finds Near-Death Stories For 2 Lives Podcast Lauren Gilger, Laurel Morales Oct. 26, 2020
Thousands Of Chiricahua Leopard Frogs Released Into The Wild Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 26, 2020
Unemployment Surges As Arizonans Rejoin The Workforce Lauren Gilger Oct. 26, 2020
What Record Early Voting Turnout Means For Election Day Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Oct. 26, 2020
Director: Surge 'Concerning, But It's Not A Time To Panic' Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Oct. 22, 2020
Utah Ad Shows Rare Unity Between Opposing Candidates Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Oct. 22, 2020
Young Asylum Seekers In Nogales Share Their Stories, Plead For Relief Kendal Blust, Lauren Gilger Oct. 21, 2020
Latinos In Arizona Now Make Up Nearly A Quarter Of Eligible Voters Lauren Gilger Oct. 21, 2020