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
'Sex and the City' is on Netflix. Will Gen Z cringe? Lauren Gilger April 16, 2024
After blocking repeal, Sen. T.J Shope says there's still room for compromise on abortion Lauren Gilger April 16, 2024
Díaz, Boas: Abortion ruling could be a GOP wake-up call Lauren Gilger April 15, 2024
The similarities and differences between refugees and asylum seekers coming to Arizona Lauren Gilger April 12, 2024
Rene Denfeld's novel, 'Sleeping Giants,' hits close to home for her Lauren Gilger April 11, 2024
Legal expert on what you need to know about Arizona's near-total abortion ban Lauren Gilger April 10, 2024
Does discipline in schools hurt students more than helps? Lauren Gilger April 10, 2024
Arizona AG Kris Mayes working on a plan to fight abortion ban Lauren Gilger, Amber Victoria Singer April 10, 2024
Phoenix leaders went to Portland to study homelessness. Here's what they learned Lauren Gilger April 9, 2024
FLDS offshoot sect leader pleads guilty to having 'child brides' taken from AZ welfare system Lauren Gilger April 9, 2024
This Arizona researcher is in the eclipse's path of totality to photograph it Lauren Gilger April 8, 2024
Díaz: UA president should leave now, not in 2026 Lauren Gilger April 8, 2024
Q&AZ: Stinknet is everywhere in Arizona. Where did it come from? Lauren Gilger April 8, 2024
NewsCap: Abortion could be biggest AZ ballot fight ever Lauren Gilger April 5, 2024
Investigation reveals how often misuse of police less-lethal force tactics kills Lauren Gilger April 4, 2024
Palestinian advocate in Arizona: Conflating anti-Israel and anti-Semitism is 'very dangerous thing' Lauren Gilger April 4, 2024
Why Jennifer Longdon left the Arizona Legislature Lauren Gilger April 3, 2024
Living in Tucson inspired book about how protecting ourselves from climate change often backfires Lauren Gilger April 2, 2024
What Trump's smaller AZ campaign could mean in election Lauren Gilger April 2, 2024
Questions remain now that Phoenix has officially cleared out 'The Zone' Lauren Gilger April 2, 2024
Díaz: Voters won't forget how Kari Lake lied and lost Lauren Gilger April 1, 2024
The Colorado River continues to shrink. Here's where the water is going Lauren Gilger April 1, 2024
'Sanctuary: Who Belongs Here?' asks about our border in a fraught time Lauren Gilger April 1, 2024
How living in Arizona affects your risk of skin cancer Lauren Gilger March 29, 2024
Phoenix author has multiple books coming out this year Lauren Gilger March 28, 2024