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
The history — and future — of the defense industry in Arizona Lauren Gilger Nov. 7, 2023
Here's what we lose when studios stop selling movies on DVD Lauren Gilger Nov. 6, 2023
How Tempe gives AZ musicians a boost — and some money Lauren Gilger, Amber Victoria Singer Nov. 3, 2023
Why Sam Means from the Format decided to stay in AZ Lauren Gilger Nov. 2, 2023
New land rules could push homeless campers farther into the Arizona desert Lauren Gilger Nov. 2, 2023
County wants to attract employees, so it's investing in child care Lauren Gilger Nov. 2, 2023
Phoenix to vote on funding Latino Cultural Center Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2023
Gonzalez looks back historic D-backs win, team Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2023
Meta's celebrity chatbots could blur the line between AI and real people Lauren Gilger Oct. 31, 2023
988 LGBTQI+ Youth Line is a lifeline for those who need support tailored to them Lauren Gilger Oct. 31, 2023
Montini: Baseball saved us in 2001, and it's saving us again now Lauren Gilger Oct. 31, 2023
Calling all witches: Annual Tempe Town Lake paddleboard ride set for Halloween Lauren Gilger Oct. 30, 2023
Texas gets its own version of Arizona's SB 1070 Lauren Gilger Oct. 30, 2023
Díaz and Roberts: Masters, Hamadeh don't live where they're running for Congress Lauren Gilger Oct. 30, 2023
Mexican mother on quest for vengeance against cartel in 'Fear is Just a Word' Lauren Gilger Oct. 27, 2023
'Unlovable critters with bad reputations' get a little love during virtual event Lauren Gilger Oct. 26, 2023
Dropping eggs off a parking garage in honor of a new world record set in Arizona Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 26, 2023
Is social media just one part of a bigger problem? Lauren Gilger Oct. 26, 2023
A groundbreaking Shakespearean actor and playwright on 'Becoming Othello' Lauren Gilger Oct. 26, 2023
Cash buyers are taking over the Arizona housing market Lauren Gilger Oct. 25, 2023
Saguaro Land: Saguaros as a symbol of the American West Lauren Gilger Oct. 25, 2023
Arizona congressional races to watch as 2024 nears Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2023
A near-death experience inspired this author's new sci-fi book Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2023
Biden's border wall move may represent a shift to the right with Latino voters Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2023
Díaz and Montini: Montgomery should skip abortion case Lauren Gilger Oct. 23, 2023