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
UA Launches Effort To Work With Tribes On Sustainability Lauren Gilger Sept. 23, 2021
Lawmaker Who Lost Ranch Leads New Wildfire Committee Lauren Gilger Sept. 23, 2021
Ban Or Restriction? Future Of AZ Abortion Law Rides On Judge's Distinction Lauren Gilger
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
Sept. 23, 2021
A Judge Halted Title 42 Removals. Now Biden's Immigration Policy Must Adapt Lauren Gilger Sept. 22, 2021
What's Behind The Different Responses To Refugees, Migrants Lauren Gilger Sept. 21, 2021
How Cyber Ninjas CEO Entered The Political Sphere Lauren Gilger Sept. 21, 2021
Flagstaff Ranks No. 1 For Rudest Drivers In Arizona Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Sept. 21, 2021
California Water Agencies Resolve Colorado River Dispute Jill Ryan, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
Sept. 21, 2021
New Scottsdale Exhibit Features Young Phoenix Artists Lauren Gilger Sept. 20, 2021
DACA Recipients' Path To Citizenship Dealt A Blow By Senate Parliamentarian Lauren Gilger Sept. 20, 2021
FDA Rejects Widespread COVID-19 Booster Lauren Gilger Sept. 20, 2021
Monsoon Stories 2021: What It Means To Be An Arizonan Lauren Gilger Sept. 17, 2021
Longboard Entrepreneur Weston Smith Lauren Gilger Sept. 16, 2021
SRP Director Defends Coolidge Generating Station's Expansion Lauren Gilger Sept. 16, 2021
Forest Service Cancels 4FRI Bidding Process For Forest Thinning Ron Dungan, Lauren Gilger Sept. 15, 2021
Caregivers Feeling Burnout As Pandemic Drags On Lauren Gilger Sept. 15, 2021
Phoenix Quarantine Hotel Sees Surge Of Homeless Guests Lauren Gilger Sept. 15, 2021
Brnovich Sues Over Biden's Vaccine Order Matthew Casey, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Sept. 14, 2021
How Biden's Vaccine Mandates Could Shrink Immunization Gap Lauren Gilger Sept. 14, 2021
Podcast: Lawsuit Threatening Foundation Of Native American Rights Lauren Gilger Sept. 13, 2021
Monsoon Stories 2021: The Harvest Cycle Lauren Gilger Sept. 10, 2021
Phoenix Artist Fuses Reality, Supernatural In Surreal Paintings Lauren Gilger Sept. 9, 2021
'Star Trek' Launched Scientist Into Planetary Exploration Lauren Gilger Sept. 8, 2021
How Legalized Sports Betting Could Impact Arizona's Economy And Tribes Lauren Gilger Sept. 7, 2021
Monsoon Stories: Phoenix's Water Past, Present, Future Lauren Gilger Sept. 3, 2021