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
Professor: Social Distancing Raises Questions About Approach To Sustainable Cities Lauren Gilger April 2, 2020
Arizona Restaurant Week Gives Way To 'Takeout Weeks' Amanda Luberto, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger April 1, 2020
Brnovich Talks Coronavirus Enforcement, Privacy Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger April 1, 2020
UA's 'Dr. Germ': How Coronavirus Spreads And How You Can Prevent It Lauren Gilger April 1, 2020
The Balance Between Social Distancing And Time Outside Lauren Gilger April 1, 2020
Complicated Mortgages Put Hotels In Financial Danger Lauren Gilger April 1, 2020
Arizona Affordable Care Act Enrollment Extension Denied Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein April 1, 2020
High School Teacher, Student Share Experience With Online Classes Lauren Gilger April 1, 2020
How Teachers, Students Are Tackling Transition To Online Classes Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein April 1, 2020
A Few Things People In Phoenix Can Do To Help During The Pandemic Amanda Luberto, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie March 31, 2020
Avondale Parks To Shut Down Due To Coronavirus Concerns Lauren Gilger March 31, 2020
Law Professor: Immigrant Detention Is A Coronavirus 'Petri Dish' Lauren Gilger March 31, 2020
Crafty Chica: Crafting During Coronavirus Lauren Gilger March 31, 2020
Reporter Details Life In Washington State During Stay-At-Home Order Lauren Gilger March 31, 2020
Points Of View: Cooperation During Disasters Lauren Gilger March 31, 2020
Ducey Issues Stay-At-Home Order Effective Tuesday Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie March 30, 2020
Special Education Students Lose Resources As Schools Move Online Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell March 30, 2020
Why People Need To Think About Wills, Health Directives Lauren Gilger March 30, 2020
Former AZ Emergency Director: Job Had Become Duplicative Lauren Gilger March 30, 2020
Former ASU Quarterback Holds Balcony Opera Concerts In Spain Amanda Luberto, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger March 30, 2020
How Religious Communities Are Meeting Virtually Lauren Gilger March 30, 2020
Stanton Discusses AZ's Response To Coronavirus Disease Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie March 30, 2020
Domestic And Sexual Violence Groups Operating Despite Pandemic Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger March 28, 2020
UA Researchers Discover How Tuvan Throat Singing Works Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan March 27, 2020
Chef Charleen Badman: Closures Come At Worst Possible Time For AZ Restaurants Lauren Gilger March 27, 2020

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