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
DACA Recipient Welcomes Biden Administration's Immigration Reform Lauren Gilger Jan. 25, 2021
Despite Drop, Arizona 'Not Out Of The Woods' On COVID-19 Surge Lauren Gilger, Jill Ryan Jan. 25, 2021
Valleywise Nurse Explains Emotional Toll Of COVID-19 Lauren Gilger Jan. 25, 2021
Arizonan Politicians React To Biden's Inauguration Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Jan. 21, 2021
Expect Rain In The Phoenix Area, Snow Up North Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Jill Ryan Jan. 21, 2021
New Law Aims To Better Track, ID Migrants Who Die In The Desert Lauren Gilger Jan. 21, 2021
AARP Report: Nursing Homes At Low Point In Dealing With Pandemic Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 21, 2021
Arizona Senate Continues Push For Election Audit Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 21, 2021
Adults 65 And Older Now Eligible To Receive Vaccine Lauren Gilger, Katherine Davis-Young, Steve Goldstein Jan. 19, 2021
Why Renewable Energy Projects Could Threaten Tribal Lands Lauren Gilger Jan. 19, 2021
State Bar Keeps COVID-19 Legal Help Hotline Running Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Amanda Luberto Jan. 18, 2021
Maricopa Native Seed Library Aims To Preserve Desert Plants Lauren Gilger Jan. 18, 2021
Arizona Still Leads World COVID-19 Cases Per Capita Lauren Gilger Jan. 18, 2021
Apaches Object To Forest Service Review Of Copper Mine Lauren Gilger, Austin Fast
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Jan. 17, 2021
Jimmy Eat World Prepares For Virtual Concert Series Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto Jan. 15, 2021
AZ Tops Study Of COVID-19 Pediatric Hospitalization Rates Nicholas Gerbis, Lauren Gilger Jan. 14, 2021
Why Long-Term Care Struggles To Get Residents, Staff Vaccinated Lauren Gilger, Kathy Ritchie Jan. 14, 2021
Zoppe Family Circus Brings Socially Distanced Performances To Arizona Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Jan. 14, 2021
The Challenges And The Rewards Of Identifying Fallen Soldiers Lauren Gilger Jan. 14, 2021
Vaccinations Ramp Up Statewide While Testing Drops, ICUs Near Capacity Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 14, 2021
Dems Appeal To FBI, DOJ To Determine Roles Of 4 GOP Officials In Capitol Riots Lauren Gilger Jan. 14, 2021
Arizona Representatives React To President Trump's Impeachment Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 14, 2021
Author Reflects Upon Navajo Identity In Book 'Dog Flowers' Lauren Gilger Jan. 12, 2021
All Of Our COVID-19 Vaccine Questions Answered Lauren Gilger Jan. 12, 2021
Superintendent Hoffman Frustrated By Governor's Remarks In State Of The State Lauren Gilger Jan. 12, 2021