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
Arizona's secretary of state race is drawing a lot of attention — and out-of-state money Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2022
How a Mexican girl found herself in Lisa Simpson and Edgar Allan Poe Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2022
From 'fake' to Kari Lake: Ducey seems ready to shift governor candidate support Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Aug. 8, 2022
BBC Look-Ahead: Voters in Kenya head to the polls Aug. 9 Lauren Gilger Aug. 8, 2022
Homebuyers face competition from investors Lauren Gilger Aug. 8, 2022
Prescribed burns aren't just worth the risk — they're our only hope Lauren Gilger Aug. 8, 2022
Here's what lies ahead for Arizona's 2022 monsoon season Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Aug. 8, 2022
What AZ primary results could mean for November Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Aug. 4, 2022
How a wet monsoon affects Arizona's drought Lauren Gilger Aug. 4, 2022
Exit Interview: Why chef Tamara Stanger left Phoenix for Utah Lauren Gilger Aug. 4, 2022
NASA scientist's memoir explores childhood trauma Lauren Gilger Aug. 3, 2022
What Arizonans can do to help save the monarch butterfly Lauren Gilger Aug. 2, 2022
Schools still suffer from lack mental health providers Lauren Gilger Aug. 2, 2022
Updates from primary election day in AZ Ben Giles, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie
Associated Press, NPR
Aug. 2, 2022
Immigration advocates are challenging Title 42. What could lie ahead for migrants and the policy Lauren Gilger, Alisa Reznick Aug. 1, 2022
NewsCap: What to expect on primary election night Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger July 29, 2022
UA scientist helps prove COVID-19 came from animals Lauren Gilger July 29, 2022
New DACA applications are at a standstill, and so are the lives of applicants like Victor Vazquez Lauren Gilger July 28, 2022
Exit Interview: Why comedian Michael Turner left Phoenix for LA Lauren Gilger July 28, 2022
The future of DACA is in limbo. And with it, the future of 'Dreamers' like Karina Ruiz Lauren Gilger July 27, 2022
The Village Auntie is helping Muslims talk about sex Lauren Gilger July 27, 2022
As wildfires become inevitable, a Flagstaff hotshot calls for more active management Lauren Gilger July 26, 2022
Tyler Watson is in your yard. And he is crossing his arms Lauren Gilger, Amber Victoria Singer July 26, 2022
More people are disowning the American flag as the far right embraces it Lauren Gilger July 26, 2022
Study: Even with insurance, pregnancy costs thousands Lauren Gilger July 25, 2022