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 senators failing at immigration reform for decades Lauren Gilger Feb. 14, 2024
'The People's Open' went too far this year, so what's next? Lauren Gilger Feb. 14, 2024
AZ House speaker: New national monument takes important land decisions away from states Lauren Gilger Feb. 14, 2024
Galentine's Day is everywhere. Where did this trend start? Lauren Gilger Feb. 13, 2024
People in this town say a new clean energy project will drain their wells Lauren Gilger Feb. 13, 2024
Díaz and Gabriel: As Congress fails to strike immigration deal, what's next at southern border Lauren Gilger Feb. 12, 2024
Here's what's changing with AZ election calendar Lauren Gilger Feb. 12, 2024
Toll of ballet is high enough on kids even without competitions, says author and former dancer Lauren Gilger Feb. 9, 2024
Workwear on the catwalk? ASU professor calls the trend 'trickle up' fashion Lauren Gilger Feb. 12, 2024
How expanding the federal Child Tax Credit will help 424,000 AZ kids Lauren Gilger Feb. 13, 2024
How new strides in nanotechnology could improve cancer treatment Lauren Gilger Feb. 7, 2024
Bipartisan immigration deal likely to fail in Congress. Rep. Ruben Gallego is a yes — but wants more Lauren Gilger Feb. 7, 2024
Historian says 14th Amendment covers office of president Lauren Gilger Feb. 7, 2024
Head of police oversight in Phoenix questions office's independence in resignation letter Lauren Gilger Feb. 6, 2024
Election anxiety is a real thing. Here's how to cope Lauren Gilger Feb. 6, 2024
Díaz and Moore: New wave of Black leaders is good news for middle-class Arizonans Lauren Gilger Feb. 5, 2024
This pastry chef loves citrus season in Arizona Lauren Gilger Feb. 5, 2024
Arizona Democrats lose valuable experience as legislators resign Lauren Gilger Feb. 5, 2024
The hottest new thing in Latin music sounds a lot like music of the past Lauren Gilger Feb. 2, 2024
Staying Power: A pair of realtors helped define Phoenix architecture Lauren Gilger Feb. 1, 2024
Super shoes ushered in a new era of competitive running — and they're not going away Lauren Gilger Feb. 1, 2024
Why our favorite movie and TV characters are antiheros Lauren Gilger Jan. 31, 2024
It might seem like cash is becoming obsolete. This author says that's a false narrative Lauren Gilger Jan. 31, 2024
Why his Arizona housing bill failed, and why he thinks this year's will be successful Lauren Gilger Jan. 31, 2024
Long COVID is disproportionately affecting Latinos. They're struggling to get diagnosed Lauren Gilger Jan. 30, 2024