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
How AZ's congressional districts could weaken Native Americans' votes Lauren Gilger May 24, 2022
Yuma mayor on how the failure to end Title 42 will affect the border town Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie May 23, 2022
The pilot shortage started before the pandemic Lauren Gilger May 23, 2022
The best places to hike when Phoenix gets too hot Lauren Gilger May 23, 2022
Why breastfeeding won't solve the nationwide baby formula shortage Lauren Gilger May 19, 2022
Mega Ran Lauren Gilger May 18, 2022
'Bill & Ted' fans celebrate Tempe Circle K one last time Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May 18, 2022
Spot a painted bunting and more with AZ summer birding Lauren Gilger May 17, 2022
Tucson immigration lawyer overwhelmed by influx of Title 42 cases Lauren Gilger May 17, 2022
Some CBD users test positive for THC. This Arizona doctor has some theories why Lauren Gilger May 16, 2022
More people need help from food banks as prices rise Lauren Gilger May 13, 2022
Explore firefighting through the ages at the Hall of Flame Museum Lauren Gilger May 11, 2022
Moms have taken over the internet, and they're showing the fun side of parenting Lauren Gilger May 6, 2022
Ballet Arizona honors Mexican music icon Juan Gabriel in new performance Lauren Gilger May 6, 2022
NewsCap: What the Supreme Court abortion leak means for 2022 elections Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger May 6, 2022
Cochise sheriff says border crime is up. Data paints a murkier picture Lauren Gilger, Alisa Reznick May 5, 2022
After 17 years, the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market is moving Lauren Gilger May 5, 2022
Incan mummies reveal antidepressants were used in child sacrifices Lauren Gilger May 4, 2022
These Arizona members of Congress are now vulnerable thanks to redistricting Lauren Gilger May 4, 2022
Witchcraft, magic are alive and well at this Phoenix shop Lauren Gilger May 3, 2022
Why the state is going ahead with the execution of Clarence Dixon Lauren Gilger May 3, 2022
Christopher's at Wrigley Mansion reimagining restaurant work Lauren Gilger May 2, 2022
BBC Look-Ahead: Israel remembers its fallen soldiers amid tensions Lauren Gilger May 2, 2022
Former Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel dies at 45 Kathy Ritchie, Sky Schaudt, Vaughan Jones, Lauren Gilger April 30, 2022
NewsCap: Can GOP candidates move past the 'big lie'? Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger April 29, 2022