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 this reporter calls AZ the 'center of the political world' Lauren Gilger Nov. 7, 2022
This ASU quarterback went viral singing opera in Spain. Now he's coming to Gammage Lauren Gilger Nov. 4, 2022
Months after Roe, AZ still grapples with how to enforce abortion laws Lauren Gilger Nov. 4, 2022
Taylor Glasheen Lauren Gilger Nov. 3, 2022
How education could decide who wins Arizona’s midterm elections Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Nov. 3, 2022
How AZ should be thinking about immigration during the 2022 election Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Nov. 2, 2022
This Latina artist doesn't mind sharing Día de los Muertos with others Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2022
This group is trying to reach young Asian American voters with their 'give a f---' campaign Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2022
The national media spotlight is on AZ. Could it influence undecided voters? Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2022
Obama to hold rally Nov. 2 for Mark Kelly, Katie Hobbs Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2022
Don't have the guts for horror movies? Let this critic take a stab at changing your mind Lauren Gilger Oct. 31, 2022
Elvia Díaz: Props. 128, 129 and 132 are a legislative power grab Lauren Gilger Oct. 31, 2022
Food artist has proposed an 11-foot Chinese chorizo sculpture for Tucson Lauren Gilger Oct. 28, 2022
Arizona is suing to keep shipping containers at the border Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
Oct. 27, 2022
Cochise County says it will follow law in ballot counting Lauren Gilger Oct. 27, 2022
Jason P. Woodbury puts out 2 albums of his own Lauren Gilger Oct. 27, 2022
New zine collaboration imagines Indigenous futurism Lauren Gilger Oct. 26, 2022
The Great Divide: How climate concerns are affecting voters' choices Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Oct. 26, 2022
What was known — and feared — by some UA staff before a professor's killing Lauren Gilger Oct. 26, 2022
Cochise supervisors greenlights hand count of election results despite warnings it's illegal Lauren Gilger Oct. 25, 2022
Report: Arizona is 'ground zero' for anti-government sheriffs Lauren Gilger Oct. 25, 2022
The Great Divide: Longtime lawmaker Art Hamilton on civility in politics Lauren Gilger Oct. 25, 2022
These sisters paved the way for Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2022
Professor says schools should teach difficult texts, even amid culture wars Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2022
Díaz: Once-dismissed GOP candidates are gaining ground Lauren Gilger Oct. 24, 2022