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
ASU Art Museum spotlights changing relationship with the planet Lauren Gilger April 18, 2022
How the Pascua Yaqui celebrate Easter with a 400-year-old tradition Lauren Gilger April 15, 2022
Norma Baker-Flying Horse on how fashion can be stylish and eco-friendly Lauren Gilger April 15, 2022
Some AZ drivers are going to Mexico for cheaper gas Lauren Gilger April 14, 2022
How Title 42 changed the U.S. immigration process Lauren Gilger April 14, 2022
Why there's hope in the face of climate change Lauren Gilger April 13, 2022
Democratic lawmakers aren't happy with redistricting. But their concerns come too late Lauren Gilger April 12, 2022
There's a huge warehouse where teachers can get free art supplies Lauren Gilger April 12, 2022
Why AZ sports fans crave a seat at the big-boy table Lauren Gilger April 11, 2022
Valley moms created microschools to engage Black students. Now they're expanding Lauren Gilger April 11, 2022
How the pandemic exacerbated Phoenix's housing crisis Lauren Gilger April 11, 2022
3 Arizona artists take on the American dream in 'Tense' art show Lauren Gilger April 8, 2022
Advocate scrutinizes use of faulty conviction methods in new book Lauren Gilger April 7, 2022
Why the failure of a bill protecting LGBTQ Arizonans is still progress Lauren Gilger April 6, 2022
How a GOP-backed voting measure could disenfranchise thousands of AZ voters Lauren Gilger April 5, 2022
Why world's fairs continue to impress — even after more than 200 years Lauren Gilger April 5, 2022
Char's Has the Blues is now Char's LIVE. What's in store for the club Lauren Gilger April 4, 2022
Why 2022 has become the year for unions Lauren Gilger April 4, 2022
'My Body, My Work' exhibition explores body autonomy Lauren Gilger April 1, 2022
Spring cocktail trends: Bright colors, low alcohol, CBD Lauren Gilger March 31, 2022
Author recounts history of first Native American nursing school Lauren Gilger March 30, 2022
This James Beard-nominated chef would rather close than compromise on his Italian dishes Lauren Gilger March 29, 2022
How climate change is worsening seasonal allergies Lauren Gilger March 29, 2022
BBC Look-Ahead: Ukraine, Russia meet for negotiations Lauren Gilger March 28, 2022
Glen Canyon Dam is low on water. But plans to deal with potential power shortages haven't yet surfaced Lauren Gilger March 28, 2022