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
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
Navajo musician Hataalii honored as breakout star of 2023 Lauren Gilger Aug. 25, 2023
A view of the SAG-AFTRA strike from the Southwest Lauren Gilger Aug. 24, 2023
The U.S. is facing its largest religious shift in history Lauren Gilger Aug. 23, 2023
Is 4 too young for school? California says no with 't-K' Lauren Gilger Aug. 22, 2023
Why Phoenix’s official weather readings are taken at Sky Harbor Lauren Gilger Aug. 21, 2023
Arizona patients are seeking abortion care at out-of-state clinics Lauren Gilger Aug. 18, 2023
Maricopa County saw record evictions during its hottest July ever Lauren Gilger Aug. 17, 2023
Professors should teach how to properly use AI, not ban it Lauren Gilger Aug. 17, 2023
Upstream of Colorado River, 10,000 wells have created an industrial wasteland Lauren Gilger Aug. 16, 2023
The state of abortion in Arizona — and what’s next on the legal front Lauren Gilger Aug. 16, 2023
Can Phoenix sustain growth as climate change keeps making it hotter? Lauren Gilger Aug. 15, 2023
Extreme heat can make some forms of birth control ineffective Lauren Gilger Aug. 15, 2023
It's not just saguaros, the heat is withering many plants Lauren Gilger Aug. 15, 2023
Díaz and Allhands: Phoenix and TSMC have trust issues Lauren Gilger Aug. 14, 2023