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
Rob Reiner To Be Honored At Sedona International Film Festival Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Feb. 21, 2020
Federal Judge Orders Border Patrol To Change Practices In Tucson Sector Lauren Gilger Feb. 21, 2020
The Untold Story Of America's Non-Voters Lauren Gilger Feb. 20, 2020
Report: Efforts To Register Latino Voters Are Paying Off Lauren Gilger Feb. 20, 2020
How America Can Keep 'Recyclable' Plastic Out Of Landfills Lauren Gilger Feb. 20, 2020
Why GOP Lawmakers Are Pushing To Ban Sanctuary Cities In AZ Lauren Gilger Feb. 20, 2020
Dems Focus On Southwest Issues In Las Vegas Debate Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Feb. 20, 2020
Page Turner: 'Hymns Of The Republic' Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Feb. 19, 2020
'DREAMer' Reflects On His Journey 15 Years After Winning Robotics Contest Lauren Gilger Feb. 19, 2020
Flagstaff Celebrates The 90th Anniversary Of Pluto's Discovery Paul Atkinson, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Feb. 18, 2020
How Social Media Helps People Connect Through Food Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Feb. 18, 2020
The Story Of The Border Patrol's So-Called 'Douglas Mafia' Lauren Gilger Feb. 18, 2020
What The Trump Visit Says About Politics In AZ Lauren Gilger Feb. 18, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: India's Citizenship Law, Zuckerberg In Brussels Lauren Gilger Feb. 17, 2020
How Barack Obama Reinvigorated The Presidential Portrait Lauren Gilger Feb. 17, 2020
Pima County Rejects $1.8M In Federal Immigration Funds Lauren Gilger Feb. 17, 2020
Why Valleywise Health Is Putting A Courtroom Inside A Hospital Lauren Gilger Feb. 17, 2020
Democratic Debate Cements Arizona's Battleground Status Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Feb. 17, 2020
How Desert Botanical Garden Keeps Arizona's Most Endangered Cactus Growing Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan, Amanda Luberto Feb. 14, 2020
Republican Lawmakers Push Bills To Help Moms And Babies Lauren Gilger Feb. 13, 2020
Points of View: How AZ Demographics Have Changed Over Time Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Feb. 13, 2020
After Losing Another Football Coach, Is The Pac-12 A Second-Tier Athletic Conference? Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger, Paul Atkinson, Kaely Monahan, Tim Agne Feb. 13, 2020
Lesko Proposes Using TSA PreCheck In Pace OF Travel ID Emma VandenEinde, Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Feb. 12, 2020
Dancer And Choreographer Liliana Gomez Lauren Gilger Feb. 12, 2020
What More Second Chance Funding Means For AZ Inmates Lauren Gilger Feb. 11, 2020