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
Finding empowerment in princesscore and the color pink Lauren Gilger Sept. 7, 2022
Hot Town: Early newspaper coverage of Phoenix heat might surprise you Lauren Gilger Sept. 6, 2022
Doc examines history of women who built lives along Route 66 Lauren Gilger Sept. 6, 2022
Hurricane Kay could cool Southwest's high temps Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Sept. 6, 2022
A pipe organ fuels obsession in Gabriele Fabbro's 'The Grand Bolero' Lauren Gilger Sept. 2, 2022
Sage being poached in from Native land. Here's why Lauren Gilger Sept. 1, 2022
Exit Interview: Why painter Antoinette Cauley left Phoenix for Berlin Lauren Gilger Sept. 1, 2022
Meet the astronomer behind the sound of a black hole Lauren Gilger Aug. 31, 2022
Abortion by the numbers: How AZ compares with the rest of the U.S. Katherine Davis-Young, Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2022
Saguaro Census finds Arizona's iconic desert cactus could be in trouble Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2022
YouTube chef Victor Nevarez, aka Internet Shaquille Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2022
ASU partnership attempts to increase diversity in real estate industry Lauren Gilger Aug. 29, 2022
This cotton farm started due to drought. Water cuts are challenging its traditions Lauren Gilger Aug. 29, 2022
Exit Interview: Why author Rogelio Juarez left Phoenix for New York Lauren Gilger Aug. 25, 2022
How to turn cactus fruits into delicious prickly pear juice Amy Silverman, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Aug. 25, 2022
SRP customers could see higher bills as utility tries offsetting cost of natural gas Lauren Gilger Aug. 25, 2022
Here Weed Go! marijuana podcast is for 'canni-curious' Lauren Gilger Aug. 24, 2022
'The buffet is open': What to do when Arizona wildlife encroaches on your home Lauren Gilger Aug. 23, 2022
How the county could address rising rents, evictions Lauren Gilger Aug. 23, 2022
Kari Lake pulls endorsement of antisemitic Oklahoma candidate, but is it enough? Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Aug. 23, 2022
What the sighting of El Jefe could mean for the future of jaguars Lauren Gilger Aug. 22, 2022
Axios: Why Latino voters are leaving Democratic Party Lauren Gilger Aug. 22, 2022
ASU scientist says Inflation Reduction Act will have climate impact in AZ Lauren Gilger Aug. 19, 2022
Exit Interview: Why public educator Yvonne Watterson left Phoenix for Mexico Lauren Gilger Aug. 18, 2022
Director of Aunt Rita's shares monkeypox experience Lauren Gilger Aug. 18, 2022