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
Hispanic Female-Owned Businesses On The Rise In Arizona Lauren Gilger Dec. 19, 2016
Valley Refugee Women's Clinic Treats Women Who Have Undergone Female Genital Cutting Lauren Gilger Dec. 15, 2016
ASU Faculty, Students Sign Letter To Arizona Public Universities To Support DREAMers Lauren Gilger Dec. 9, 2016
Grab Your Glasses, New Law Opens Door For Growth Of Arizona Wine Industry Lauren Gilger Dec. 8, 2016
Arizona Joins White House TechHires Initiative To Fill Thousands Of IT Jobs Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Dec. 6, 2016
Prescott Ultra-Runner Completes Record-Breaking Run Of Arizona Trail Lauren Gilger Dec. 5, 2016
Prop. 206 Allows Victims To Take Paid Sick Leave To Address Domestic Violence Lauren Gilger Dec. 2, 2016
Two Clinics Opening To Treat Psychosis Early, When Intervention Is Key Lauren Gilger Dec. 1, 2016
Republic Reporter: Party Affiliation To Come Into Play In Phoenix Council Runoff Lauren Gilger Nov. 28, 2016
How Would Changing NAFTA Affect Arizona’s Economy? Lauren Gilger Nov. 22, 2016
From History To Politics, Arizona’s New State Archivist Talks Records Lauren Gilger Nov. 22, 2016
Father Of Transgender Daughter Worries About Harassment, Unknowns After Election Lauren Gilger Nov. 22, 2016
County Supervisor: Partnership Between County, D-Backs Has Deteriorated Lauren Gilger, Phil Latzman Nov. 22, 2016
From Disappointment To Action: Arizona’s Pantsuit Nation Draws 800 In Tempe Lauren Gilger Nov. 21, 2016
Guerrilla Girls Take Arizona, Bring Art Activism And Gorilla Masks To SMOCA Lauren Gilger Nov. 18, 2016
Watching For The Zika Virus In Maricopa County, One Mosquito At A Time Lauren Gilger Nov. 17, 2016
Healthcare For Arizona Small Businesses: Where Do They Go From Here? Lauren Gilger Nov. 15, 2016
Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Looking Forward To Economic Benefits Of New Sheriff Lauren Gilger Nov. 11, 2016
Most Local School Funding Measures Passed In Tuesday’s Election Lauren Gilger Nov. 10, 2016
What Kind Of Calls Are Election Hotlines Getting? Lauren Gilger Nov. 8, 2016
Once Iconic Arizona Center To Get Makeover As Downtown Development Continues To Surge Lauren Gilger Nov. 7, 2016
‘Missing In Arizona’ Event Aims To Bridge Gap Between Unidentified And Missing Persons Lauren Gilger Nov. 4, 2016
With High Numbers Of Newly Registered Voters, Are Polls Ready For Election Day? Lauren Gilger Nov. 3, 2016
Development On Roosevelt Row Bittersweet For Small Businesses Closing Their Doors Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2016
As Teacher Shortage Grows In Arizona, Districts Look For Ways To Keep Teachers In Classrooms Lauren Gilger Oct. 27, 2016