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
AZ Legislature to hold hearings on health care bills for transgender youth Greg Hahne, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Jan. 19, 2022
Who decides what counts as healthy? Author explores medical authority Lauren Gilger Jan. 18, 2022
Omicron puts biggest strain on Arizona since the pandemic's start Lauren Gilger, Katherine Davis-Young Jan. 17, 2022
Zine publisher turns to soup for pandemic comfort Lauren Gilger Jan. 17, 2022
How AZ can improve care for serious mental health issues Lauren Gilger Jan. 17, 2022
Arizonans participate in hunger strike for voting rights legislation Vaughan Jones, Lauren Gilger Jan. 15, 2022
Investigation finds most AZ welfare funds go to DCS Lauren Gilger Jan. 14, 2022
Going out to eat? Here's how to reduce COVID-19 risk Lauren Gilger Jan. 13, 2022
How to navigate the pandemic during pregnancy Lauren Gilger Jan. 13, 2022
Pandemic has worsened already weak education system Lauren Gilger Jan. 12, 2022
It's 2022, and housing discrimination is still at play for U.S. homebuyers Lauren Gilger Jan. 11, 2022
Valleywise Health turns to travel nurses to supplement staff shortages Lauren Gilger Jan. 11, 2022
This AZ mom took every precaution. She still got COVID-19 Lauren Gilger Jan. 10, 2022
Zine shares women's experiences with menopause Lauren Gilger Jan. 10, 2022
Embroiderer Cindy Dach Lauren Gilger Jan. 6, 2022
After Jan. 6, some children reported their parents. It tore some families apart Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 6, 2022
Epidemiologist is building DIY air filters to help schools fight COVID-19 Lauren Gilger Jan. 5, 2022
Volunteers hopeful about future of beavers along the San Pedro River Lauren Gilger Jan. 4, 2022
Black homesteaders in southern Arizona look to the land for ancestral connection, independence Lauren Gilger Jan. 4, 2022
Teachers brace for another pandemic crunch as kids return to school Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Jan. 4, 2022
Embry Health CEO says COVID-19 testing situation is bleak Lauren Gilger Jan. 3, 2022
Volunteer's fancy portraits of shelter cats help them find homes Lauren Gilger Jan. 3, 2022
Bold colors, hand lettering defined 2021's best book covers Lauren Gilger Jan. 3, 2022
How 2021 reshaped Arizona's food and theater scenes Lauren Gilger Dec. 30, 2021
3 most-viewed stories on The Show in 2021 Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein Dec. 30, 2021