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
Superintendent: Virtual teachers are not ideal — but the shortage is dire Lauren Gilger July 25, 2022
What Trump, Pence rallies could mean in the race for governor Lauren Gilger July 25, 2022
BBC Look-Ahead: President Macron to visit 3 African countries Lauren Gilger July 25, 2022
Muralist and author Isaac Caruso Lauren Gilger July 22, 2022
'Little Miss' and 'Mr. Men' are back — this time as memes Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie July 22, 2022
NewsCap: Arizona is a battle for the future of the GOP Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger July 22, 2022
This meteorite could shed light on Mars' watery past Lauren Gilger July 21, 2022
Mesa's swap meets, trailer parks become art as Brad Kahlhamer searches for his Native roots Lauren Gilger July 20, 2022
One candidate for governor is spending a record amount of money. It might not be enough Lauren Gilger July 19, 2022
Arizona burn survivors summit Mount Kilimanjaro Lauren Gilger July 19, 2022
Sustainability influencer works to make ethical fashion accessible Lauren Gilger July 18, 2022
Why the overturning of Roe v. Wade casts uncertainty over miscarriage treatment Lauren Gilger July 18, 2022
Arizona's active 2022 monsoon season could give way to drier fall months Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger July 18, 2022
How Trump and the 2020 election are still influencing politics 2 years later Lauren Gilger July 14, 2022
Phoenix police shot and killed a disabled man in crisis. Now his family is suing Lauren Gilger July 14, 2022
Adventure app Wildjoy Lauren Gilger July 14, 2022
AZ law offers incentives for film industry. But is it too late? Lauren Gilger July 13, 2022
What makes — or breaks — a good cover song Lauren Gilger July 12, 2022
Mexican feminist groups helping Americans get access to abortions Lauren Gilger, Kendal Blust July 11, 2022
There's a high rate of COVID cases in the Valley. What to know 3 years into the pandemic Lauren Gilger July 11, 2022
Flagstaff is now a foodie destination Lauren Gilger July 11, 2022
Gayle Shanks' audiobook picks Lauren Gilger July 7, 2022
Report finds cities where homeownership by people of color thrives Lauren Gilger July 6, 2022
Cactus Country design studio Lauren Gilger July 5, 2022
Meet the artist behind Sky Harbor's immersive new installation Lauren Gilger June 28, 2022