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
Representation in toys can change the way kids understand disability Lauren Gilger April 6, 2023
Some Native TikTok creators worried about what’s lost with a ban Lauren Gilger April 6, 2023
Gun reform from a Republican point of view Lauren Gilger April 5, 2023
Nationwide Adderall shortage exacerbates ADHD issues Lauren Gilger April 5, 2023
How Maricopa County beefed up early ballot signature verification Lauren Gilger April 5, 2023
A new COVID-19 booster is coming Lauren Gilger April 4, 2023
Narcan will be available over the counter, but cost remains a question Lauren Gilger April 4, 2023
This Arizona lawmaker is tired of thoughts and prayers. Her gun violence bills are personal Lauren Gilger April 4, 2023
BBC Look-Ahead: Finland is set to join NATO Lauren Gilger April 3, 2023
How 'woke' morphed from a whisper in minority communities to a right-wing yell Lauren Gilger April 3, 2023
Republicans make moves to ban ranked choice voting before it reaches the Arizona ballot Lauren Gilger
Bob Christie/Capitol Media Services
April 3, 2023
Díaz: Deadly fire in Mexico a result of extreme border policies Lauren Gilger April 3, 2023
Face blindness could affect up to 3% of the population Lauren Gilger March 31, 2023
Utah passes harsh penalties for protesting at oil pipeline sites Lauren Gilger March 30, 2023
Saguaro Land: The desert in bloom Lauren Gilger March 30, 2023
Gambling addiction looks different with legal betting Lauren Gilger March 29, 2023
How turning your phone screen to black and white will affect how you look at it Lauren Gilger March 28, 2023
New AZ school voucher program cost is $200M Lauren Gilger March 28, 2023
Sinema is buddying up to Republicans — and deriding former Democratic colleagues Lauren Gilger March 28, 2023
Blooming flowers a cause for concern as wildfire season approaches Lauren Gilger, Ron Dungan March 28, 2023
Díaz and Boas: This is not the case to go after Trump on Lauren Gilger March 27, 2023
SRP can't store all the water rain, snow has brought to Phoenix Lauren Gilger March 27, 2023
How people of color found a different kind of opportunity on Route 66 Lauren Gilger March 24, 2023
Slug Bug: Tiny Desert Concert Lauren Gilger, Amber Victoria Singer March 23, 2023
Arizona's state parks are flooding from rain and snowmelt Lauren Gilger March 22, 2023