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
Immigrants Rights Groups: Bill 'A Streamlined Deportation Process' Lauren Gilger May 6, 2021
How AZ Lawmakers Sidestepped Rules To Pass Significantly Altering Bill Amendments Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May 6, 2021
How Arizona's Southwest Border Situation Differs From Crisis In Texas Lauren Gilger May 5, 2021
How U.S. Is Handling An Influx Of Children At Border Lauren Gilger May 4, 2021
Why Thousands Of Kids Are Missing From AZ School System Lauren Gilger May 4, 2021
Why Climate Change Makes Young People Worried About Having Kids Lauren Gilger May 4, 2021
Republic's Food Critic On Pandemic Restaurant Scene, Coming Home Lauren Gilger May 4, 2021
Latino Vaccination Rates Lag Behind White Population In AZ Lauren Gilger May 3, 2021
Why Actors Are Pushing Back Against 'Black Pain' Stories Lauren Gilger May 3, 2021
Phoenix Music Royalty Camille Sledge Drops First Solo Project Lauren Gilger April 29, 2021
Circle The City Working With Maricopa County To Vaccinate The Homeless Lauren Gilger April 28, 2021
Boba Shortage Estimated To Last Through Summer Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan April 28, 2021
From Masks To Yoga Mats: Company Sees Surge In PPE Recycling Lauren Gilger April 28, 2021
Southwest States Brace For Water Cuts As Colorado River Reservoirs Run Low Lauren Gilger April 27, 2021
Rental Car Prices Spike In AZ As Travel Demand Surges Lauren Gilger April 27, 2021
AZ Follows Trend Of Conservative States Seeking Anti-Abortion Bills Lauren Gilger April 27, 2021
Navajo Composer Details Influences, Future Aspirations Lauren Gilger April 26, 2021
Mesa District Parents Concerned About New Mask Rules Lauren Gilger April 26, 2021
Pandemic Has Brought Host Of Challenges For Flight Attendants Lauren Gilger Feb. 15, 2021
ABOR's New Initiative Aims To Boost Economy, Education Lauren Gilger Feb. 4, 2021
ASU Professor's 'Bodywork' Project Explores Identity, Femininity Lauren Gilger Feb. 2, 2021
Legislature Aims To Strip Corporation Commission Of Key Powers Lauren Gilger Jan. 27, 2021
Upper Basin States Activate Colorado River Drought Plan Lauren Gilger Jan. 26, 2021
How Governor's Patio Expansion Program Is Going So Far Lauren Gilger Jan. 26, 2021
Study: Access To Child Care Can Affect Children Throughout Their Lives Lauren Gilger Jan. 26, 2021