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
Judge: Phoenix District Can Keep Mask Rule, At Least For Now Ben Giles, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Aug. 16, 2021
Paintings By Acclaimed Writer D.H. Lawrence On Display In Scottsdale Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein Aug. 16, 2021
Nonprofit Working On Affordable Housing Development Downtown Lauren Gilger Aug. 12, 2021
What's Driving The Surge In Migrants? Lauren Gilger Aug. 12, 2021
All 3 Of Arizona's Public Universities Will Require Masks In Classrooms Rocio Hernandez, Lauren Gilger Aug. 11, 2021
David Amsellem's Double Life: Artist, Health Care Worker Lauren Gilger Aug. 11, 2021
MALDEF Launches Initiative To Combat Racism Against Latinos Lauren Gilger Aug. 10, 2021
Vaccine Mandates: Who Can Require Proof Of The Shot? Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Aug. 10, 2021
Report: Droughts, Heat In U.S. West Linked To Humans Jill Ryan, Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2021
Children At Risk As COVID-19 Cases Surge Due To Delta Variant Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2021
What To Know About Felony Child Sex Crime Charges Against Navarrete Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2021
ACLU Sues Biden As Border Sees Surge In Asylum Seekers Lauren Gilger Aug. 6, 2021
What To Expect From Suits Over School Mask Mandates Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Aug. 5, 2021
This AZ Restaurant Is Requiring Proof Of Vaccination Lauren Gilger Aug. 5, 2021
Public Health Professor: Research Shows Vaccine Mandates Work Lauren Gilger Aug. 4, 2021
Author Examines History, Controversy Of Gay Marriage Lauren Gilger Aug. 3, 2021
Experts Call For Enforced Virus Restrictions In Schools Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Aug. 3, 2021
How COVID-19 Could Be Here To Stay Lauren Gilger Aug. 3, 2021
County Supervisors Challenge Senate To Enforce Its Latest Election Subpoena, If They Can Ben Giles, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Aug. 2, 2021
Push For Chandler Non-Discrimination Ordinance Continues Despite Delayed Vote Lauren Gilger Aug. 2, 2021
Phoenix School District To Require All Students, Staff Wear Face Mask Rocio Hernandez, Lauren Gilger July 30, 2021
How Wildfires Make COVID-19 Worse In The West Lauren Gilger July 30, 2021
AZ Housing Director: How Low-Income Housing Credit Could Combat Housing Crisis Lauren Gilger July 29, 2021
AZ Health Director Discusses Decision To Step Down Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein July 29, 2021
Lake Powell Hitting Record Low Signals Bleak Water Future Lauren Gilger July 28, 2021

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