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
Lawmaker attempts to revive AZ housing bill amid bipartisan opposition Lauren Gilger March 22, 2023
Vasectomies and other male birth control options gain interest Lauren Gilger March 22, 2023
Custom jeweler Jenny Vaughn Lauren Gilger March 21, 2023
AZ Arizona bill is the latest in a long history of Pledge of Allegiance fights Lauren Gilger March 20, 2023
Why ostriches? The history of these birds in Chandler Lauren Gilger March 17, 2023
AHCCCS director nominee has a big job ahead of her Lauren Gilger March 16, 2023
How Tucson ban on housing discrimination has been working Lauren Gilger March 15, 2023
As lawmakers target Tucson elections, this columnist says the city needs its own fix Lauren Gilger March 14, 2023
ACLU: Thousands of forcibly separated families still not reunited Lauren Gilger March 14, 2023
Díaz: Matamoros killings should be a wake-up call to U.S. Lauren Gilger March 13, 2023
How a Scottsdale superintendent ended up at the center of a culture war Lauren Gilger March 13, 2023
Iridescent beetle jewelry says a lot about society in 60 B.C. Lauren Gilger March 13, 2023
Singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno on charting a bilingual music career Lauren Gilger, Richard Copeland March 10, 2023
When border violence makes headlines, what does that mean for tourism? Lauren Gilger March 9, 2023
Despite hazy skies, Phoenix air quality is OK — for now Lauren Gilger March 9, 2023
Advocates say bills to protect pregnant women are a stealth attack on abortion rights Lauren Gilger March 9, 2023
GOP lawmakers could refer up to 51 resolutions to voters Lauren Gilger, Ben Giles March 9, 2023
Book captures oral histories of women who immigrated from Mexico to AZ Lauren Gilger March 8, 2023
Professor testing a civics course that will be required in AZ universities Lauren Gilger March 8, 2023
Critics say far-right Republicans have taken over agenda Lauren Gilger March 8, 2023
One GOP solution to an AZ budget impasse: Change the constitution Lauren Gilger March 7, 2023
Accurate abortion data is difficult to collect, and it's a public health problem Lauren Gilger March 7, 2023
The challenges and the opportunities of ChatGPT for students Lauren Gilger March 7, 2023
The argument for separating Arizona State Hospital from AZDHS Lauren Gilger March 6, 2023
Díaz: Brnovich must face consequences for hiding election reports Lauren Gilger March 6, 2023