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
Investigation Finds Group Hired AZ Teens To Spread Election Misinformation Lauren Gilger Sept. 17, 2020
Colorado River Could Be Drying Up Faster Than Expected Lauren Gilger
Luke Runyon, KUNC
Sept. 17, 2020
Experts Call For AZ To Increase Unemployment Benefit Lauren Gilger Sept. 17, 2020
Obama, McCain, Piestewa Among Possibilities For Renaming Streets Christina Estes, Lauren Gilger Sept. 16, 2020
Ivanka Trump: Arizona Has COVID-19 'Under Control' Katie Campbell, Lauren Gilger Sept. 16, 2020
Journalist Connects Trump Adviser To White Nationalist Agenda Lauren Gilger Sept. 16, 2020
How Frequent Trump Events Underscore AZ's Battleground Status Lauren Gilger Sept. 15, 2020
UA's Shelter-In-Place Request Could Become Mandatory Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Sept. 15, 2020
Climate Change To Result In Fewer But More Extreme Monsoons Lauren Gilger Sept. 15, 2020
Prop Master Mary Rooney: Made In Arizona Lauren Gilger Sept. 14, 2020
What A Drama-Packed Race For Pima Sheriff Could Lead To In November Lauren Gilger Sept. 14, 2020
How To Help With Suicidal Thoughts During The Pandemic Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Sept. 14, 2020
Eviction, Foreclosure Twice As Likely In Maricopa County Lauren Gilger Sept. 11, 2020
Monsoon Stories 2020: Pe'eh'cha Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto Sept. 10, 2020
Meteorologist: 'No Big Cooling Trend In Sight' For Phoenix Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Sept. 10, 2020
Why The Trump Campaign Has Pulled Political Ads Lauren Gilger Sept. 10, 2020
College Towns Hit Hard By Loss Of Students Lauren Gilger Sept. 10, 2020
West Valley Farmers Market Expanding Despite Pandemic Lauren Gilger Sept. 9, 2020
AZ Chamber President: Congress Must 'Get Its Act Together' Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Sept. 8, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: Julian Assange Extradition Trial Begins Lauren Gilger Sept. 8, 2020
Hotel Valley Ho Manager On The Struggle To Stay Open Lauren Gilger Sept. 8, 2020
Long-Term Care Facilities Still Struggling With PPE Shortage, Testing Lauren Gilger, Kathy Ritchie Sept. 8, 2020
Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon Hurt By Surge In Visitors Lauren Gilger Sept. 4, 2020
Monsoon Stories 2020: 'Monsoon Song' Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto Sept. 3, 2020
ASU Professor Explains Possible Goals Of Kanye West's Presidential Campaign Strategy Lauren Gilger Sept. 3, 2020