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
Meet the people revitalizing Sunnyslope's Hatcher Road Lauren Gilger Oct. 18, 2021
The southern border is reopening. How that could impact AZ economy Lauren Gilger Oct. 15, 2021
Health expert: Pandemic's end relies on everyone's efforts Lauren Gilger Oct. 14, 2021
UA student's film becomes a 'Mexican Cinderella story' Lauren Gilger Oct. 13, 2021
'Reservation Dogs' feels like it was made for Native people Lauren Gilger Oct. 12, 2021
Art and tech space Cahokia PHX opens on Indigenous Peoples Day Lauren Gilger Oct. 11, 2021
A court annulled a Trump era water policy. It matters across AZ Lauren Gilger Oct. 11, 2021
A former K-pop singer is playing Frank-N-Furter Lauren Gilger Oct. 8, 2021
Decision delayed to compensate Navajo Nation for coal plant closures Lauren Gilger Oct. 7, 2021
Long-term care facilities facing diversity challenges in management Lauren Gilger Oct. 7, 2021
Meet Nestflix, the streaming site for the shows within shows Lauren Gilger Oct. 7, 2021
Alice Cooper exhibit opens at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Lauren Gilger Oct. 6, 2021
Nonprofit says AZ's high college tuition rates violate the constitution Lauren Gilger Oct. 5, 2021
Valley fever disproportionately affects people of color Lauren Gilger Oct. 5, 2021
Where to see fall colors, Halloween haunts in AZ Lauren Gilger Oct. 5, 2021
BBC Look-Ahead: Japan elects a new prime minister Lauren Gilger Oct. 4, 2021
The Biden administration continues to struggle with immigration Lauren Gilger, Michel Marizco Oct. 4, 2021
Local First AZ CEO reflects on legacy of Bashas' grocery store Lauren Gilger Oct. 4, 2021
The story behind the photo of a roadrunner staring at the border wall Lauren Gilger Oct. 4, 2021
AZ schools can require masks now. Here's what they're doing Rocio Hernandez, Lauren Gilger Oct. 1, 2021
Phoenix Art Museum's Oscar Muñoz exhibit explores time, memory Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 1, 2021
Friday NewsCap: Mask mandates OK, flat tax to the ballot Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 1, 2021
'Chaos Theory' art show returns to Phoenix First Friday Lauren Gilger Oct. 1, 2021
Nobody Knows What Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Wants, And It's Holding Up The Biden Agenda Lauren Gilger Sept. 30, 2021
Despite Title 42 Removals, Asylum Seekers Fill Phoenix Shelters Lauren Gilger Sept. 30, 2021