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
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
West-MEC Technical Education District Looks To Voters For Funding Lauren Gilger Oct. 25, 2016
Is This Election Stressing You Out? You’re Not Alone Lauren Gilger Oct. 21, 2016
Arizona Editor Gathers Candid Stories From Mormon Women On Love, Sex And Marriage Lauren Gilger Oct. 20, 2016
From Horsemanship to Robotics, Students Thrive At Arizona Boarding School Lauren Gilger Oct. 14, 2016
19-Year-Old ASU Student Steps Up To Run Campaign For County Board Of Supervisors Lauren Gilger Oct. 10, 2016
On The Bus With Steve Case: ‘Rise Of The Rest’ Tour Highlights Phoenix’s Emerging Startup Community Lauren Gilger Oct. 7, 2016
Arizona’s Women: Symposium Explores Working Women In Our State’s History Lauren Gilger Oct. 6, 2016
Former Mayor Envisions New Life For Phoenix Church Destroyed By Fire In 1984 Lauren Gilger Oct. 4, 2016
Report: Arizona First In Services For People With Developmental Disabilities, But Still Work To Be Done Lauren Gilger Oct. 3, 2016
With More Than 750 Young Adults Aging Out Of Foster Care Every Year, Where Do They Go? Lauren Gilger Sept. 23, 2016
24 Hours From Arrest To Release To Services For Seriously Mentally Ill In New Program Lauren Gilger Sept. 22, 2016
Valley Health Group Buys 270,000 Condoms, Trains Providers To Prevent Zika Spread Lauren Gilger Sept. 20, 2016
Gloria Steinem On Feminism, Hillary Clinton, Native American Women And Her Life On The Road Lauren Gilger Sept. 19, 2016