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
The challenges and the opportunities of ChatGPT for students Lauren Gilger March 7, 2023
The argument for separating Arizona State Hospital from AZDHS Lauren Gilger March 6, 2023
Díaz: Brnovich must face consequences for hiding election reports Lauren Gilger March 6, 2023
How some rule changes may affect this year’s Cactus League Lauren Gilger March 3, 2023
One of the first Lost Boys of Sudan to settle in Phoenix has written a memoir Lauren Gilger March 2, 2023
The world has an 'uncertainty complex,' but one social scientist says not all is lost Lauren Gilger March 2, 2023
AZ dispensaries trying to keep edibles away from kids Lauren Gilger March 1, 2023
Hobbs condemns far-fledged drug cartel allegations Lauren Gilger, Ben Giles March 1, 2023
AZ crime rates leveling out after COVID-fueled spike Lauren Gilger March 1, 2023
Freelance journalist uncovers a women's prison camp at Hickman’s Family Farms Lauren Gilger March 1, 2023
This chef is crazy about citrus — even kinds you think you can’t eat Lauren Gilger Feb. 28, 2023
Chinese spy balloon puts Tucson company in the crosshairs Lauren Gilger Feb. 28, 2023
Díaz and Montini: Criminalizing won't solve homelessness Lauren Gilger Feb. 27, 2023
Health anxiety is on the rise as we come out of the pandemic Lauren Gilger Feb. 27, 2023
How Shakespeare used disgust for dramatic effect Lauren Gilger Feb. 24, 2023
How the YIMBY organization is working to pass laws to make it easier to build housing Lauren Gilger Feb. 23, 2023
ASU Art Museum flies into the colorful world of lucha libre Lauren Gilger Feb. 23, 2023
The last Dirty Drummer almost closed — until the co-founder's daughter saved it Lauren Gilger Feb. 22, 2023
Hobbs fires entire AZ-Mexico Commission board Lauren Gilger, Kendal Blust Feb. 22, 2023
New water plan for Rio Verde Foothills OK'd by Scottsdale Lauren Gilger, Jill Ryan Feb. 22, 2023
Mr.'s anime- and manga-inspired exhibit is a first for the Southwest Lauren Gilger Feb. 22, 2023
Storm brings high winds to Arizona and the Southwest Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Greg Hahne
Associated Press
Feb. 22, 2023
U.S. Supreme Court rules for Arizona inmate in death penalty case Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
Feb. 22, 2023
100K Black Americans moved to the Valley since 2010 Lauren Gilger Feb. 21, 2023
Roger Naylor's book highlights 200 interesting facts about Arizona Lauren Gilger Feb. 20, 2023