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
UA police chief, provost to depart following shooting Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
May 2, 2023
As Title 42 ends, this advocate says Biden is linking good policies to anti-immigrant ones Lauren Gilger May 1, 2023
Díaz: Rogers' restraining order is an attack on the First Amendment Lauren Gilger May 1, 2023
Friday Newscap: Biden has a compelling story to tell Lauren Gilger April 28, 2023
The fashion history of the patio dress in Arizona Lauren Gilger April 28, 2023
Wastewater monitoring is a game-changer for epidemiology Lauren Gilger April 27, 2023
AZ needs more 911 operators — and the operators need better mental health care Lauren Gilger April 27, 2023
Saguaro Land: A look at the vastly shifting landscape of the Sky Islands Lauren Gilger April 26, 2023
Phoenix is cleaning up 'The Zone' block by block. Here's how Lauren Gilger April 25, 2023
EPCOR makes its case to provide water to Rio Verde Foothills residents Lauren Gilger April 25, 2023
University of Arkansas votes against merger with University of Phoenix Lauren Gilger April 25, 2023
Mifepristone rulings leave AZ abortion providers in limbo Lauren Gilger April 25, 2023
Secretary of Education talks student debt relief, school choice Lauren Gilger April 24, 2023
Biden's executive order falls short on funding for caregivers, advocates say Lauren Gilger April 24, 2023
How exposure to true crime coverage will affect us psychologically Lauren Gilger April 21, 2023
No Labels has qualified for the ballot, but says its not a political party Ben Giles, Lauren Gilger April 20, 2023
Bioethicist says those cute dogs on TikTok often suffering Lauren Gilger April 20, 2023
Lithium will be an important ingredient in a clean-energy future Lauren Gilger April 20, 2023
Gov. Katie Hobbs and top Republican lawmakers have been privately negotiating a budget Lauren Gilger April 19, 2023
Mom worries kids getting whitewashed version of history Lauren Gilger April 19, 2023
For-profit companies are buying up child care centers Lauren Gilger April 19, 2023
How building imaginary worlds can help envision a better future Lauren Gilger April 19, 2023
Hoffman looks back on her time in office and challenges that remain Lauren Gilger April 18, 2023
The gas situation in Phoenix is weird right now. Here's why Lauren Gilger April 17, 2023
This writer watched 250 movies about the border Lauren Gilger April 17, 2023