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
Why Do Consumers Bond With Certain Brands? Lauren Gilger May 5, 2017
Yoga Instructor Jessamyn Stanley Out To Change Stereotype Lauren Gilger May 5, 2017
Study: 6.2 Mil Women Get Publicly Funded Contraceptive Services Lauren Gilger May 4, 2017
Arizona Family Health Partnership CEO Weighs In On Planned Parenthood Funds Lauren Gilger May 4, 2017
Concerns Raised Over Green's Nomination For Army Secretary Lauren Gilger May 4, 2017
What Is A Humanist, And What Do They Believe? Lauren Gilger May 3, 2017
Snowbowl Still Open, Has Longest Season Ever In 79-year History Lauren Gilger May 2, 2017
Research: Younger Workers — Not Just Millennials — Job Hop Lauren Gilger May 2, 2017
Latest U.S. National Security Concerns Coming From North Korea Lauren Gilger May 1, 2017
On May Day, Immigrants Rights Groups Protest Against Trump Lauren Gilger May 1, 2017
Fatherhood Summit Aims To Get Dads Involved In Kids' Education Lauren Gilger April 28, 2017
Other States Also Implementing Early Screening For Dyslexia Lauren Gilger April 28, 2017
How Likely Are Immigrants To Commit Crimes? Lauren Gilger April 28, 2017
Arizona Business Leaders Watching NAFTA Renegotiation Closely Lauren Gilger April 27, 2017
Historic Maps Of Southwest On Display At ASU Library Exhibit Lauren Gilger April 27, 2017
How Much Do Politicians Know Where Campaign Donations Come From? Lauren Gilger April 27, 2017
'Science Exposed' Reflects Interpretations Of Alzheimer's Lauren Gilger April 26, 2017
Urban Institute Researcher: Homelessness Is A Solvable Problem Lauren Gilger April 25, 2017
San Diego Restaurant Industry Not Faring Well After Wage Hike Lauren Gilger April 25, 2017
'El Sueño Americano' Photo Project Spotlights Objects Left Behind By Migrants At The Border Lauren Gilger April 21, 2017
Hazing Incidents At Phoenix-Area High Schools Raise Questions About Culture, Prevention Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein April 21, 2017
PTSD An Ongoing Issue For U.S. Firefighters Lauren Gilger April 21, 2017
Rep. Salman Discusses Saying Humanist Prayer, Protest Lauren Gilger April 20, 2017
Would Arizona Be Ready If Hit With Public Health Emergency? Lauren Gilger April 20, 2017
Community Reacts To Dreamer's Lawsuit To Stop Deportation Lauren Gilger, Carrie Jung April 20, 2017