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
Arizona just got $500,000 for passenger rail. This expert says it could cost $10 billion Lauren Gilger Dec. 12, 2023
Hobbs wants federal government to pay for sending troops to Lukeville Lauren Gilger Dec. 12, 2023
Díaz and Boas: Texas should get ready for backlash on immigration bill Lauren Gilger Dec. 11, 2023
Author argues the historical myths of the West are destructive, even today Lauren Gilger Dec. 8, 2023
Book sheds new light on Mollie Moon, socialite and economic strategist for the Civil Rights Movement Lauren Gilger Dec. 7, 2023
More Americans are saying larger families are ideal, survey shows Lauren Gilger Dec. 7, 2023
Lukeville closure could lead to an economic domino effect Lauren Gilger Dec. 7, 2023
Many started as Christmas trees. Now the Valley's big Aleppo pines are in decline Lauren Gilger Dec. 6, 2023
How the Lukeville Port of Entry closure will affect tourism in Rocky Point Lauren Gilger Dec. 6, 2023
The best winter spots in Arizona, according to travel writer Peter Corbett Lauren Gilger Dec. 5, 2023
In the age of loneliness — invite everyone Lauren Gilger Dec. 5, 2023
Drought drove up beef prices, and Arizona's small ranchers are grateful Lauren Gilger Dec. 5, 2023
Sex and sovereignty through large format portraits Lauren Gilger Dec. 4, 2023
Díaz: Why a kink in AZ's election calendar needs a bipartisan fix — fast Lauren Gilger Dec. 4, 2023
In a tense moment for free speech, here's how Arizona's college campuses rank Lauren Gilger Dec. 4, 2023
Hamilton: She 'set the standard' in everything she did Lauren Gilger Dec. 1, 2023
Longtime Phoenix artist Joe Willie Smith on how the city has changed Lauren Gilger Nov. 30, 2023
Sasabe, Sonora, residents fleeing north as cartel violence grips town Lauren Gilger Nov. 29, 2023
A historic downtown Phoenix building is now home to an African market, restaurant and bar Lauren Gilger Nov. 29, 2023
How Medicaid disenrollments impact hospitals Lauren Gilger Nov. 29, 2023
The difficulty and opportunity in diagnosing psychosis in young people Lauren Gilger Nov. 29, 2023
The battle over future of dual language programs in AZ continues Lauren Gilger Nov. 28, 2023
Why event security works and what the future looks like Lauren Gilger Nov. 28, 2023
You can be loved and still be lonely. Philosophy can help explain why Lauren Gilger Nov. 28, 2023
Celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich says the best family recipes are simple Lauren Gilger Nov. 27, 2023