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
Monsoon Stories: Phoenix's Water Past, Present, Future Lauren Gilger Sept. 3, 2021
How Phoenix's New Wi-Fi Canopy Delivers Internet To Students Lauren Gilger Sept. 2, 2021
Ex-Backpage.com Owners Head To Trial Over Alleged Sex Ads Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
Sept. 1, 2021
What Census Data In One Town Says About Undercounted Populations Lauren Gilger Aug. 31, 2021
Landlords Looking For Aid As Eviction Moratorium Ends Lauren Gilger Aug. 31, 2021
Maricopa County School COVID-19 Outbreaks Spiking Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
Aug. 30, 2021
These 2 Lawsuits Could Stop Or Delay Sports Betting In AZ Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2021
Valley Youth Theatre Considering Delaying Fall Performances Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2021
Nonprofit Aims To Shield Renters From Flurry Of Evictions As Moratorium Ends Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2021
Monsoon Stories 2021: Rain And Wildlife Lauren Gilger Aug. 27, 2021
New Series Explores Teen Suicide Through Animation Lauren Gilger Aug. 26, 2021
Arizona Prenda Microschools Boom Amid Pandemic Lauren Gilger Aug. 24, 2021
Scottsdale Superintendent: COVID-19 Cases Hit New High Lauren Gilger Aug. 24, 2021
What's The Significance Of Election Audit Results Getting Delayed Again? Lauren Gilger Aug. 24, 2021
Phoenix Zoo Celebrates Black-Footed Ferret Baby Boom Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Aug. 23, 2021
For Native Americans, Protecting Sacred Sites Is An Issue Of Religious Freedom Lauren Gilger Aug. 23, 2021
Kino Border Shelter Seeing Influx Of Migrants In Nogales Lauren Gilger Aug. 23, 2021
Monsoon Stories 2021: Climate Change Meets The Monsoons Lauren Gilger Aug. 20, 2021
Fashion Designer Jummy Salami Lauren Gilger Aug. 19, 2021
Investigation Reveals Failures To Prosecute Child Sex Crimes On Tribal Lands Lauren Gilger Aug. 19, 2021
Why The City Of Phoenix Says It's Prepared For A Water-Strapped Future Lauren Gilger Aug. 19, 2021
Researchers Working To Combat Spread Of Delta Variant Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Aug. 19, 2021
Biden Announces Plans To Go After Bans On Mask Policies Rocio Hernandez, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein
Howard Fisher, Capitol Media Services
Aug. 18, 2021
'We Were At 500 Degrees, Now We're At 300': Signs Phoenix Housing Market May Be Cooling Lauren Gilger Aug. 18, 2021
Banner Health Opens New Pediatric Behavioral Unit In Glendale Lauren Gilger Aug. 17, 2021

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