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
Why Tucson writer Adiba Nelson is not letting herself go gray Lauren Gilger Oct. 19, 2023
New director of ASU's Lincoln Center is focusing on more ethical technology advancements Lauren Gilger Oct. 19, 2023
Teens are getting better at pushing back against school dress codes Lauren Gilger Oct. 19, 2023
Votebeat tests Maricopa County's election signature verification Lauren Gilger Oct. 18, 2023
Artist explores what happens to the desert when it's replaced by houses Lauren Gilger Oct. 18, 2023
Why is the conversation around women shaving so hairy? Lauren Gilger Oct. 18, 2023
Arizonans are buying up condos in Rocky Point Lauren Gilger Oct. 17, 2023
The Musical Instrument Museum's efforts to conserve their displays Lauren Gilger Oct. 16, 2023
Díaz: Now is the time for Phoenix to invest in big projects Lauren Gilger Oct. 16, 2023
Poet laureate Joy Harjo has advice for aspiring writers Lauren Gilger Oct. 13, 2023
Evictions in Phoenix are skyrocketing. Why it may not get better anytime soon Lauren Gilger Oct. 12, 2023
How 'The Great British Bake Off' made reality TV a little more heartwarming Lauren Gilger Oct. 12, 2023
Read these fall 2023 books before election year takes over Lauren Gilger Oct. 11, 2023
This master gardener can help you start a fall garden in Phoenix Lauren Gilger Oct. 10, 2023
2 experts explain what polls are good for, bad for and simply can't do Lauren Gilger Oct. 10, 2023
After brutal summer, can we expect a wet winter? Lauren Gilger Oct. 10, 2023
Great adaptations of books are taking over Hollywood Lauren Gilger Oct. 9, 2023
BBC Look Ahead: Australia set to vote on recognizing indigenous people in constitution Lauren Gilger Oct. 9, 2023
Oversight lax for marijuana operation on Navajo Nation facing lawsuit from immigrants Lauren Gilger Oct. 9, 2023
Where did $300M in school voucher money go? Lauren Gilger Oct. 9, 2023
Boas: Dems must wake up to the new reality of immigration Lauren Gilger Oct. 9, 2023
74 artists and no theme. Phoenix’s most chaotic annual art show is back Lauren Gilger Oct. 6, 2023
What effort to end Arizona’s 'Right to Work' law could mean for unions Lauren Gilger Oct. 5, 2023
For one business owner, 'The Zone' problems haven't gone away yet Lauren Gilger Oct. 5, 2023
What does 'non-soon' monsoon mean for the future Lauren Gilger Oct. 4, 2023