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
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
How Phoenix's New Wi-Fi Canopy Delivers Internet To Students Lauren Gilger Sept. 2, 2021 Owners Head To Trial Over Alleged Sex Ads Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
Sept. 1, 2021
What Census Data In One Town Says About Undercounted Populations Lauren Gilger Aug. 31, 2021
Landlords Looking For Aid As Eviction Moratorium Ends Lauren Gilger Aug. 31, 2021
Maricopa County School COVID-19 Outbreaks Spiking Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
Aug. 30, 2021
These 2 Lawsuits Could Stop Or Delay Sports Betting In AZ Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2021
Valley Youth Theatre Considering Delaying Fall Performances Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2021
Nonprofit Aims To Shield Renters From Flurry Of Evictions As Moratorium Ends Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2021
Monsoon Stories 2021: Rain And Wildlife Lauren Gilger Aug. 27, 2021
New Series Explores Teen Suicide Through Animation Lauren Gilger Aug. 26, 2021
Arizona Prenda Microschools Boom Amid Pandemic Lauren Gilger Aug. 24, 2021
Scottsdale Superintendent: COVID-19 Cases Hit New High Lauren Gilger Aug. 24, 2021
What's The Significance Of Election Audit Results Getting Delayed Again? Lauren Gilger Aug. 24, 2021
Phoenix Zoo Celebrates Black-Footed Ferret Baby Boom Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Aug. 23, 2021
For Native Americans, Protecting Sacred Sites Is An Issue Of Religious Freedom Lauren Gilger Aug. 23, 2021