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
2020 Olympics Open Amid Scandals, Rising COVID-19 Cases Lauren Gilger July 23, 2021
Scottsdale Community Players Perform Comedy 'Reefer Madness' Lauren Gilger July 23, 2021
'Great Resignation': 2 Arizonans On Why They Left Lauren Gilger July 23, 2021
Friday NewsCap: COVID-19 Measures In Schools, Sinema Lauren Gilger July 23, 2021
Bill Goodykoontz: If Only For A Moment, Suns United AZ Lauren Gilger July 22, 2021
Tucson's South Side Looks To Casitas As Affordable Housing Option Lauren Gilger July 22, 2021
Efforts Improving Crisis Responses In Maricopa County Lauren Gilger July 22, 2021
Hoffman Hits Back At Law Prohibiting Mask, Vaccine Rules Lauren Gilger July 22, 2021
Advocates Call For AZ To Give Federal Funds To Former Foster Youth Lauren Gilger July 21, 2021
What Ducey's 3 New ABOR Picks Could Mean For Arizona Universities Lauren Gilger July 21, 2021
State Health Director Concerned With COVID-19 Delta Variant Rise Lauren Gilger July 21, 2021
Leaked Footage From Florence Prison Shows Guards Being Held Captive Lauren Gilger July 20, 2021
How Education Advocates Plan To Fight AZ Tax Cut Lauren Gilger July 20, 2021
How Native Traditions Survived The Phoenix Indian School Lauren Gilger July 20, 2021
Flooding Shifts Flagstaff To Center Of Climate Change Debate Lauren Gilger July 20, 2021
Pizzerias Take Suns-Bucks Rivalry To Next Level With Interstate Bet Lauren Gilger July 20, 2021
BBC Look-Ahead: England Marks 'Freedom Day' By Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions Lauren Gilger July 19, 2021
AZ Health Expert: Rise In COVID-19 Cases Concerning Lauren Gilger July 19, 2021
Raza Development Fund 'Coming Home' To South Phoenix Lauren Gilger July 19, 2021
Boas: Closing Hiking Trails Due To Heat Helps No One Lauren Gilger July 19, 2021
Federal Judge Rescinds Arizona Prison Health Care Settlement, Orders New Trial Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger July 16, 2021
Judge Ends DACA Program, Blocking New Applicants Michel Marizco, Vaughan Jones, Lauren Gilger July 16, 2021
The Friday NewsCap July 16, 2021 Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger, Ben Giles July 16, 2021
Plan Permitting Fishing In Protected Area Threatens Vaquita Marina Kendal Blust, Lauren Gilger July 15, 2021
Arizona Rock Legend Ronstadt Celebrates 75th Birthday Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein July 15, 2021

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