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
A businessman's unlikely path to directing his own rom-com in Gilbert Lauren Gilger Dec. 28, 2021
Carmona urges AZ to get boosters as omicron spreads Lauren Gilger Dec. 22, 2021
Christmas music from AZ: Traveler at Desert Botanical Garden Lauren Gilger Dec. 21, 2021
Here's what Christmas in AZ looked like 100 years ago Lauren Gilger Dec. 21, 2021
Internet in rural areas has always been bad — and tech isn't the problem Lauren Gilger Dec. 21, 2021
AZ redistricting commissioners make final pleas for district lines Lauren Gilger, Dillon Rosenblatt Dec. 21, 2021
BBC Look-Ahead: Countries to mitigate spread of COVID-19 omicron Lauren Gilger Dec. 20, 2021
School during the pandemic is tougher when a child is high risk Lauren Gilger Dec. 20, 2021
ASU researchers say Build Back Better's benefits outweigh inflation fears Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Dec. 20, 2021
Pima County could bring back its indoor mask mandate Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
Dec. 20, 2021
Catch a glimpse of Comet Leonard before it leaves the solar system Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Dec. 20, 2021
How to navigate party etiquette during the pandemic Lauren Gilger Dec. 20, 2021
Podcast explores the struggles and angst of middle school Lauren Gilger Dec. 16, 2021
Thomas Galvin talks about new role as Maricopa County supervisor Lauren Gilger Dec. 16, 2021
Study finds grocery store workers more depressed than U.S. average Lauren Gilger Dec. 15, 2021
U.S. Capitol will honor O'Connor, Ginsburg with statues Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Dec. 14, 2021
'Keep Sweet' documentary looks at the past, future of Short Creek Lauren Gilger Dec. 14, 2021
Why tamales could be harder to make this Christmas Lauren Gilger Dec. 14, 2021
How one writer is bringing diversity to holiday movies Lauren Gilger Dec. 13, 2021
Many Mormons are treating themselves with 'dirty sodas' Lauren Gilger Dec. 13, 2021
Arizona Daily Star: More migrants are dying in AZ deserts than ever Lauren Gilger Dec. 10, 2021
Republic series 'Destination: USA' spotlights struggles of migrants en route to the US Lauren Gilger Dec. 9, 2021
2 key themes that make a Christmas movie Lauren Gilger Dec. 8, 2021
What to expect from COVID-19 surges this winter Lauren Gilger Dec. 7, 2021
Señor Rio Tequila Lauren Gilger Dec. 6, 2021