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
How City Employees Reached Out To Thousands Of Struggling Phoenix Businesses Lauren Gilger June 30, 2020
Free Crisis Counseling For Arizonans Impacted By Coronavirus Lauren Gilger June 29, 2020
From Polio To Meningitis: How Vaccines Have Progressed Through The Years Lauren Gilger June 26, 2020
Safety First For Diamondbacks As Team Prepares To Return Phil Latzman, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger June 26, 2020
Arizona Restaurant Week Is Adapting Due To COVID-19 Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto June 26, 2020
The Friday NewsCap June 26, 2020 Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger June 26, 2020
Tiny Desert Concerts Artists Share Their Quarantine Playlists Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Kaely Monahan, Amanda Luberto June 25, 2020
How Soon Will AZ Know If Mask Orders Are Working? Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger June 25, 2020
A Social Worker's Perspective On Police Reform Lauren Gilger June 25, 2020
How Phoenix Police Officers Are Trained To De-Escalate Situations Lauren Gilger June 25, 2020
AZ Educators Release Vision For Schools In COVID World Rocio Hernandez, Lauren Gilger June 24, 2020
What Donald Trump Accomplished With His Arizona Visit Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger June 24, 2020
The Challenges Firefighters Are Facing This Fire Season Lauren Gilger June 24, 2020
How Researchers Are Fighting Coronavirus With Unknown Info Lauren Gilger June 24, 2020
Cannonball Run Racers Seize Quarantine's Empty Streets Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger June 24, 2020
Phoenix Homeless Plan Strategies: Outreach, Cleanup Christina Estes, Lauren Gilger June 23, 2020
Corporation Commission Takes No Action On APS Rates Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie June 23, 2020
Random Sequencing, Designs Coming To License Plates Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger June 23, 2020
AZ Unemployment Rate Fell In May, But Is It A Real Indication Of Economic Turnaround? Lauren Gilger June 23, 2020
Why This Nonprofit Seed Conservation Group Is In Demand Lauren Gilger June 23, 2020
President Donald Trump Visits Yuma Border, Phoenix Student Event Jimmy Jenkins, Ben Giles, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger, Bridget Dowd, Chad Snow, Sky Schaudt
Associated Press
June 23, 2020
Paul Petersen Pleaded Guilty In Arizona And Utah. What Happens Next? Lauren Gilger, Matthew Casey June 22, 2020
What You Need To Know About Mask Rules In Arizona Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Ben Giles June 22, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: Why The U.K. Is Excited About Fourth Of July Lauren Gilger June 22, 2020
Commentary: The Appeal Of Self-Quarantining Lauren Gilger June 22, 2020