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
Some Nursing U.S. Homes On The Brink Due To Coronavirus Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Oct. 20, 2020
Why Arizona Rejects Thousands Of Election Ballots Lauren Gilger Oct. 20, 2020
How Gilbert Will Be Able To Ban Marijuana Even If Arizona Legalizes It With Prop. 207 Lauren Gilger Oct. 20, 2020
The Case For And Against Counting Inmates As Residents In Census Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Oct. 20, 2020
Spagettification: When An Object Comes Too Close To A Black Hole Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Oct. 19, 2020
How Cooler Temps Could Affect Coronavirus Spread Across AZ Lauren Gilger Oct. 19, 2020
How The Phoenix Film Industry Is Booming Despite Pandemic Lauren Gilger Oct. 19, 2020
BLM Leadership Remains A Mystery As Pendley Refuses To Leave Lauren Gilger Oct. 16, 2020
Author Hits 'The National Road' In Search Of What Connects Us Lauren Gilger Oct. 15, 2020
Arizona Nonprofits Working To Keep Doors Open Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Oct. 15, 2020
AZ Committee To Study Emergency Executive Powers Rocio Hernandez, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Oct. 14, 2020
The Case For And Against Arizona Proposition 208 Invest in Ed Act Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Katie Campbell Oct. 14, 2020
The Pros And Cons Of Flying This Holiday Season Lauren Gilger Oct. 14, 2020
Early End Ordered To Arizona's Voter Registration Extension Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
Oct. 14, 2020
O’odham Chairman Condemns Use Of Tear Gas On Wall Protestors Michel Marizco, Lauren Gilger Oct. 14, 2020
Pascua Yaqui Tribe Sues Pima Recorder's Office Lauren Gilger Oct. 13, 2020
How Lack Of AC In U.S. Schools Can Hurt Students Lauren Gilger Oct. 13, 2020
Owner: 'It Might Be A Year' Before Music Venues Reopen Lauren Gilger Oct. 13, 2020
Hobbs Joins Brnovich In Appeal Over Voter Registration Deadline Extension Bridget Dowd, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Oct. 13, 2020
Roberta McCain, John McCain's Mother, Dies At 108 Phil Latzman, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein
Associated Press
Oct. 12, 2020
Waymo Expands Driverless Car Program In Metro Phoenix Lauren Gilger Oct. 12, 2020
Writer Searches For Answers In Sister's Disappearance In New Memoir Lauren Gilger Oct. 9, 2020
Number Of Arizonan Deaths Jumps 22% From 2019 Lauren Gilger Oct. 8, 2020
Resettlement Leader Decries Move To Cut Refugee Admissions Lauren Gilger Oct. 8, 2020
As School Boards Face Tough Decisions, Fewer Candidates Want To Be On Them Lauren Gilger Oct. 8, 2020