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
Taking Page From Tea Party, Indivisible Guide Offers Playbook To Resist Trump Lauren Gilger Jan. 25, 2017
Highlights From Hollywood As Oscar Nominees Are Announced Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2017
Rural Vs. Urban: Divide Deepens With Growing Health Disparities Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2017
Eugenics Rubicon: Uncovering America’s Dark History Of Forced Sterilization Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2017
Mohave County Supervisor In Washington To Attend Inauguration Lauren Gilger Jan. 19, 2017
What Will Repeal Of Obamacare Mean For Women In Arizona? Lauren Gilger Jan. 18, 2017
ASU Professor Discusses Sexual-Assault Allegations Against Trump Lauren Gilger Jan. 17, 2017
If Northern Arizona Coal Plant Closes Soon, Group Looks To New Industries To Replace Jobs Lauren Gilger Jan. 16, 2017
Lawsuit: US Failed To Provide Havasupai Children With Education Materials, Classes Lauren Gilger Jan. 13, 2017
Nasty Women: Phoenix Unite Art Show To Open In Phoenix Lauren Gilger Jan. 13, 2017
Backpage Shuts Down Adult Section As Senate Report Accuses It Of Child-Sex Trafficking Lauren Gilger Jan. 12, 2017
Numbers Remain High For Child Abuse, Neglect In Arizona Lauren Gilger Jan. 10, 2017
What’s Behind The Rise In Border Apprehensions In 2016? Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2017
Arizona’s League Of Women Voters Summit To Address Election Problems Lauren Gilger Jan. 6, 2017
With New Apartments Popping Up, What’s Next For Valley Real Estate? Lauren Gilger Jan. 6, 2017
When It Comes to Officer-Involved Shootings, Most Police Departments Don’t Track Data Lauren Gilger Jan. 5, 2017
Veteran Entrepreneurs Bring ‘Threshold Of Pain’ To Startup World In Valley Lauren Gilger Jan. 4, 2017
As State's Schools Lose Funding, More Teachers Continue To Leave Classrooms Lauren Gilger Jan. 3, 2017
Navajo Library Tapes Filled With Thousands Of Hours Of Navajo Oral History Lauren Gilger Jan. 2, 2017
Almost 8,000 Cyber Security Jobs Unfilled In Maricopa County Lauren Gilger Dec. 27, 2016
Charter School Enrollment Continues To Rise In Arizona Lauren Gilger Dec. 27, 2016
Could Automatic Voter Registration Become Law In Arizona? Lauren Gilger Dec. 20, 2016
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