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
Campaigns Clash Over Coronavirus, Economy In Vice Presidential Debate Katie Campbell, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Oct. 8, 2020
AZ Tourism Recovery Looms As Travelers Stay Home Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Oct. 7, 2020
How The President's COVID-19 Diagnosis Has Impacted His Campaign Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Oct. 6, 2020
Why The Phoenix Multifamily Housing Market Is Booming Lauren Gilger Oct. 6, 2020
The Value Of Finding 'Patient Zero' In A Pandemic Lauren Gilger Oct. 6, 2020
Arizona Voter Registration Deadline Extended Bridget Dowd, Jimmy Jenkins, Tom Maxedon, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
Oct. 6, 2020
Migrant Caravan Heading To The U.S. Turns Back Rodrigo Cervantes, Lauren Gilger Oct. 5, 2020
As PBS Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Leader Looks To The Future Lauren Gilger Oct. 5, 2020
How To Vote In Arizona During A Pandemic Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger, Ben Giles Oct. 5, 2020
Arizona's Poverty, Unemployment Rates Dropping Lauren Gilger Oct. 5, 2020
Instagram Project Compares Vintage Postcards To Modern-Day Phoenix Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Amanda Luberto Oct. 2, 2020
How A Nationalist Group In AZ Has Influenced Republicans Lauren Gilger Oct. 2, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap Oct. 2, 2020 Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Oct. 2, 2020
Can People Diagnosed With Dementia Vote? Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Oct. 2, 2020
How To Enjoy The Outdoors During A Pandemic Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 1, 2020
NPS Blocks Border Wall Protesters From Sacred Spring Lauren Gilger Oct. 1, 2020
Voting With Disabilities: Accessing The Assistance That's In Place Lauren Gilger Oct. 1, 2020
Arizona Court Of Appeals Revives Dark Money In Political Races Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 1, 2020
Voting With Disabilities: The Barriers People Face Lauren Gilger Sept. 30, 2020
Expert Explains Realistic Expectations For Coronavirus Precautions, Vaccines Lauren Gilger Sept. 30, 2020
Concerns Over Mail-In Voting, Voter Suppression Grow As Election Season Kicks Off Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Sept. 29, 2020
Banner CCO: How AZ Can Make Second Spike Smaller Lauren Gilger Sept. 29, 2020
Maricopa County Fire District Board Elections Canceled Lauren Gilger Sept. 29, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: Greece Clashes With Turkey Over Drilling Lauren Gilger Sept. 28, 2020
Nonprofit Finds Women, People Of Color Hit Hardest By Pandemic's Economic Downturn Lauren Gilger Sept. 28, 2020

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