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
'Heartbroken' Arizona abortion provider pauses services as state law remains unclear Lauren Gilger June 27, 2022
AZ expands Medicaid coverage as pregnancy-related deaths rise Lauren Gilger June 23, 2022
Sports betting in Arizona has been lucrative, but experts expect even higher profits Lauren Gilger June 22, 2022
Will Humble calls report on nursing home complaints disturbing Lauren Gilger June 21, 2022
As sneakerheads step out in Air Jordans, some Scottsdale clubs are putting their foot down Lauren Gilger June 21, 2022
New HOA flag law ripe for a constitutional challenge Lauren Gilger June 20, 2022
Calexico leans into their Southwest roots on new album Lauren Gilger June 20, 2022
Housing prices have turned this family into 'modern nomads' Lauren Gilger June 17, 2022
She was imprisoned for 2 years. Now, she covers criminal justice Lauren Gilger June 16, 2022
Cool Gelato Italiano Lauren Gilger June 15, 2022
10 years after DACA's introduction, it's under threat. But this 'Dreamer' is ready to fight Lauren Gilger June 15, 2022
Donor-conceived advocates are changing sperm and egg donation laws Lauren Gilger June 14, 2022
Where mental illness and violence intersect — and where they don't Lauren Gilger June 14, 2022
NewsCap: Jan. 6 hearings could sway AZ independents Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger June 10, 2022
Phoenix-based photographer recounts scenes from Jan. 6 attack Lauren Gilger June 10, 2022
These are the Phoenix city pools open in summer 2022 Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein June 10, 2022
A reporter's firsthand account of Arizona's execution of Frank Atwood Lauren Gilger June 9, 2022
Hundreds of thousands poised to lose jobs as autonomous vehicle industry takes off in AZ Lauren Gilger June 9, 2022
What Valley's heat and air quality are doing to our health Lauren Gilger June 9, 2022
3 officers on leave after man drowns in Tempe Town Lake Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
June 7, 2022
UA professor argues gun debate should focus on survivors. Here's why Lauren Gilger June 8, 2022
A blessing or a curse? The beats that make a one-hit wonder and their pop culture legacies Lauren Gilger June 7, 2022
Why independents often get left out of Arizona's primaries Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein June 7, 2022
ABC15 investigation: Many complaints against county judges go ignored Lauren Gilger June 7, 2022
Are 'red flag laws' effective at preventing mass shootings? Lauren Gilger June 6, 2022