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
Pima County recommends masking again as COVID-19 cases rise Lauren Gilger Nov. 30, 2022
Catholic to Mormon: Why Latinos are joining LDS church Lauren Gilger Nov. 30, 2022
Native chef Mario Etsitty shares Diné creation stories Lauren Gilger Nov. 30, 2022
What the legal, political fallout could be in Cochise County Lauren Gilger, Ben Giles Nov. 29, 2022
Voting in Phoenix continues as 2 races face runoffs Lauren Gilger Nov. 29, 2022
Phoenix Art Museum welcomes 1st curator for local art Lauren Gilger Nov. 29, 2022
Makeup historian Sara Long links eyebrow trends to sexual politics Lauren Gilger Nov. 28, 2022
Despite mixed results from midterms, election denialism remains strong in AZ Lauren Gilger Nov. 28, 2022
Hobbs plans to work through partisan divide on issues that Arizonans care about Lauren Gilger, Ben Giles Nov. 28, 2022
A closer look at how some AZ propositions fared Lauren Gilger Nov. 21, 2022
RSV and flu cases are soaring in AZ. How to keep your kids healthy Lauren Gilger Nov. 21, 2022
Title 42 is coming to an end. What this means for asylum seekers Lauren Gilger Nov. 21, 2022
Díaz: Voters' rejection of election deniers mean Trump era ending Lauren Gilger Nov. 21, 2022
Looking for a movie about Thanksgiving? Lauren Gilger Nov. 21, 2022
How early is too early for Christmas music? For KEZ's Beth McDonald, 'let's enjoy ourselves now' Lauren Gilger Nov. 18, 2022
AZ Republicans, still in control of Legislature, now dealing with Democratic governor Lauren Gilger Nov. 17, 2022
Green chef ditches the turkey for a vegan Thanksgiving Lauren Gilger Nov. 17, 2022
As AZ housing prices dip, investors are hurting Lauren Gilger Nov. 17, 2022
AZ nursing home residents falling behind on COVID shots. What that could mean in the next surge Lauren Gilger Nov. 17, 2022
Election update: Close races, recounts, ousted judges Lauren Gilger, Ben Giles Nov. 16, 2022
The U.S.-Mexico borderlands are seeing increased numbers of women seeking abortions Lauren Gilger Nov. 16, 2022
There wasn't a decent history of Latinos in the movie industry. So Luis Reyes wrote it himself Lauren Gilger Nov. 16, 2022
Why Arizona politics could be in national spotlight for decades Lauren Gilger Nov. 15, 2022
This Arizona chef worries pastries are getting sidelined Lauren Gilger Nov. 15, 2022
More Arizonans are getting the flu this season. What's triggering the increase Lauren Gilger Nov. 15, 2022

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