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
Heard Exhibitions Feature Indigenous Female Artists Lauren Gilger Dec. 6, 2019
The Moth Holds Inaugural GrandSLAM In Phoenix Lauren Gilger Dec. 6, 2019
Educator Warns About Consequences From Green Party Losing AZ Recognition Lauren Gilger Dec. 5, 2019
Progress On Solving Mexico's Violence And Corruption Is Minimal Lauren Gilger Dec. 5, 2019
Horse Death At Turf Paradise Highlights Risks Of Sport Lauren Gilger Dec. 5, 2019
Not Everyone Is Happy About Southbridge II Project Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Dec. 5, 2019
U.S. To Increase Processing Fees For Citizenship Documents Lauren Gilger Dec. 5, 2019
Arizona's 'Zombie Mines' Wait For The Next Boom Lauren Gilger Dec. 3, 2019
Foster Mom: Being A Foster Parent Is All About Sacrifice Lauren Gilger Dec. 3, 2019
Supporters Work To Make Land And Water Conservation Fund Permanent Bret Jaspers, Lauren Gilger Dec. 3, 2019
Committee Suggests Changes To Earned Release Credit System Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger Dec. 2, 2019
Points Of View: Helping Foster Kids Transition To Adulthood Lauren Gilger Dec. 2, 2019
AZ Charter Schools Face Closure After Chinese Investment Lauren Gilger Dec. 2, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Prepare To Fight For Sexual Abuse Education Lauren Gilger Dec. 2, 2019
Dr. Joseph Sirven: Medical Translators Lauren Gilger Dec. 2, 2019
UA Ready To Receive Students At Veterinary School Lauren Gilger Dec. 2, 2019
The Curious Case Of Mesa Public Schools' Suspended Superintendent Lauren Gilger Nov. 27, 2019
Researchers Find Connection Between Climate, Immigration Lauren Gilger Nov. 27, 2019
As Arizona Turns Purple, Here Come The Campaign Ads Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Nov. 27, 2019
AZ Pension System Criticized For Frivolous Spending Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Nov. 27, 2019
Regulators Want An Investigation Into APS's Rate Tool Lauren Gilger Nov. 27, 2019
KJZZ Reporter Recounts Personal Journey Through A Podcast Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Nov. 27, 2019
How To Be Civil With Family Members This Thanksgiving Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Nov. 27, 2019
AZ Lawmaker Wants To Regulate Pesticides In Marijuana Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Nov. 27, 2019
Republic Report: Slow Records Request At Gov.'s Office Lauren Gilger Nov. 26, 2019

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