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
As Day Cares Reopen, Questions About How To Keep Kids Safe Lauren Gilger May 19, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: Second Wave Fears In South Korea Lauren Gilger May 18, 2020
Does COVID-19 Mean The End Of Urbanization? Maybe Not Lauren Gilger May 18, 2020
'Complete Chaos': Prison On Brink As COVID-19 Spreads Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger May 18, 2020
Arizona Voices Of COVID-19: Kids Lauren Gilger May 15, 2020
Arizona's Child Welfare System Has Also Shifted Online Lauren Gilger May 14, 2020
Food Critic Won’t Be Eating At Restaurants When They Reopen Lauren Gilger May 14, 2020
Arizona Voices Of COVID-19: Karen Walsh And Her Patient, Ann Lauren Gilger May 14, 2020
Maricopa County Ramping Up COVID-19 Contact Tracing Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger, Rocio Hernandez May 13, 2020
Arizona Highways: Growing Peaches In Canyon De Chelly Lauren Gilger May 13, 2020
ASU's Longtime Graduation Reader Takes Talents Online Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May 12, 2020
Navajo Nation COVID-19 Patients Shelter In Gallup Motels Lauren Gilger May 12, 2020
How A Lack Of Touch Impacts Us During Social Distancing Lauren Gilger May 12, 2020
Why The Decision Not To Raise Tuition Is A 'Bold Step' Lauren Gilger May 11, 2020
Some Restaurant Owners Looking To Return To Normalcy, While Others Say It's Too Soon Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie May 11, 2020
Flagstaff Homeless Shelter Seeing COVID-19 Outbreak Lauren Gilger, Scott Bourque May 8, 2020
Arizona Voices Of COVID-19: Boys & Girls Clubs Lauren Gilger May 8, 2020
Arizona Restaurant Owners Anticipate Reopening Lauren Gilger May 8, 2020
Primary Care Docs Reach Out As More Patients Stay Home Lauren Gilger May 7, 2020
COVID-19 Migration Policy Changes Leave Asylum Seekers In Limbo Lauren Gilger, Kendal Blust May 7, 2020
AZ Senate To End Legislative Session On Friday Lauren Gilger, Ben Giles
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
May 7, 2020
EEOC Issues New Guidelines For Reopening Businesses Lauren Gilger May 7, 2020
Arizona Voices Of COVID-19: Justin Fellers Lauren Gilger May 7, 2020
How Coronavirus Has Impacted Transplants, Checkups Lauren Gilger May 6, 2020
Arizona Voices Of COVID-19: Erin Bartholmey Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan May 5, 2020