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
Report Highlights Health Disparities, Progress Across U.S. Lauren Gilger July 7, 2021
'Appleseed': ASU Professor's Environmental Novel Spans 1,000 Years Lauren Gilger July 6, 2021
Former Flight Attendant Shifts Gears To Writing With Thriller 'Falling' Lauren Gilger July 2, 2021
Navajo Geneticist Trains New Generation Of Indigenous Data Scientists Lauren Gilger July 1, 2021
Resources To Be Stretched Thin As Fire Season Grows Longer Lauren Gilger July 1, 2021
Supreme Court Upholds AZ Voting Restrictions Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger, Matthew Casey
Associated Press
July 1, 2021
AZ House, Senate Include ESA Changes In Final K-12 Budget Bill Rocio Hernandez, Lauren Gilger June 30, 2021
The Government Wants To Protect This Arizona Weed. Here's Why Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein June 30, 2021
Extended Border Closure Prolongs Pain For Struggling Businesses Lauren Gilger, Kendal Blust June 29, 2021
What To Know About Arizona Wildfires Lauren Gilger June 29, 2021
What The Eviction Moratorium Expansion Means For AZ Renters Lauren Gilger, Katherine Davis-Young June 28, 2021
AZ Health Experts Watch Delta Variant Closely Lauren Gilger June 28, 2021
Conservationists: Harvesting Hallucinogenic Venom Bad For Desert Toads Lauren Gilger June 25, 2021
40 Years After AIDS Discovery, HIV Cases Still High In Maricopa County Lauren Gilger June 24, 2021
As Convention Center Reopens, Downtown Phoenix Shows Signs Of Life Lauren Gilger June 24, 2021
Sonora Implements Restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Rise Kendal Blust, Lauren Gilger June 23, 2021
Artist, Curator And VW Collector Randy Slack Lauren Gilger June 23, 2021
Indie Music Venues Frustrated Over COVID-19 Relief Program Lauren Gilger June 22, 2021
High Temperatures Scorch StarLink Internet Service Across Southwest Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie June 21, 2021
Fewer Students Enrolling In Higher Ed Due To Cost Lauren Gilger June 21, 2021
How Journalists In Mexico Persevere In The Face Of Danger Lauren Gilger June 18, 2021
What The Endless Frontier Act Could Mean For Arizona's Universities Lauren Gilger June 17, 2021
AZ Audit Hand Recount Set To End At Veterans Memorial Coliseum Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Ben Giles June 17, 2021
Judge OKs $15M Settlement Over Rape Of Incapacitated Woman Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
June 16, 2021
How Mourning A Pandemic-Related Death Differs From Other Grieving Lauren Gilger June 15, 2021