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
Medical students show gratitude for body donation through art Lauren Gilger Feb. 7, 2022
County Attorney Adel: 'I have nothing to hide' Lauren Gilger, Dillon Rosenblatt Feb. 7, 2022
Ring in the Lunar New Year with tasty treats Lauren Gilger Feb. 4, 2022
Public defenders: Former ADC boss got special treatment Lauren Gilger Feb. 3, 2022
DACA recipient wants flexibility in AZ's English-only law Lauren Gilger Feb. 3, 2022
Pima County opens more COVID testing sites as demand sharply rises Lauren Gilger Feb. 3, 2022
Nils Lofgren isn't satisfied with Spotify's response to misinformation Lauren Gilger Feb. 2, 2022
Feds, not state, likely to investigate Arizona's fake electors Lauren Gilger Feb. 2, 2022
Babies could soon be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine Lauren Gilger Feb. 2, 2022
Expert: Precaution still needed as COVID cases decline Lauren Gilger Feb. 1, 2022
Arizona newspaper ads were the dating apps of the 1900s Lauren Gilger Feb. 1, 2022
How this superintendent approaches parents’ COVID-19 concerns Lauren Gilger Feb. 1, 2022
Valley mom fears kids will distrust schools due to COVID-19 mishandling Lauren Gilger Jan. 31, 2022
Climate change will make it even more dangerous for migrants in the desert Lauren Gilger Jan. 31, 2022
The debate over sexy M&M's and woke advertising Lauren Gilger Jan. 27, 2022
MCSO jails habve rising COVID-19 cases, staff shortages Lauren Gilger Jan. 26, 2022
Despite drought, this tribe has water to spare — and lease Lauren Gilger Jan. 25, 2022
Everything you need to know about masks right now Lauren Gilger Jan. 25, 2022
The story of Rosalind Franklin, whose work was crucial to DNA research Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2022
Despite frustration with Sinema, Dems push for voting rights Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2022
As COVID cases decline across U.S., expert says AZ situation remains bleak Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2022
Try a sip of Mexican hot chocolate with chef Minerva Orduño Rincón Lauren Gilger Jan. 21, 2022
How COVID-only hospitals could alleviate the strain on the health care system Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 20, 2022
Lawmakers push for Valley fever vaccine research as cases rise across the Southwest Lauren Gilger Jan. 20, 2022
Things were almost normal for this new restaurant. Then omicron hit Lauren Gilger Jan. 19, 2022