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
Investigation: 504 Plans Benefit Higher-Income Students Lauren Gilger June 15, 2021
What Sonora's Gubernatorial Election Means For Mexico, Arizona Lauren Gilger, Murphy Woodhouse June 14, 2021
Pima County Launches Site To Help Ease Expungement Of Marijuana-Related Criminal Records Lauren Gilger June 14, 2021
Phoenix Fire Aims To Mitigate Heat-Related Illness Lauren Gilger June 14, 2021
Viral Beer-Chugging Celebration Finds A Good Cause Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie June 14, 2021
Native American Artist Recasts Hollywood Sign As 'Indian Land' Lauren Gilger June 11, 2021
The Friday NewsCap June 11, 2021 Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie June 11, 2021
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine's Future Uncertain In AZ Nicholas Gerbis, Lauren Gilger June 10, 2021
ASU Ecologist Dives Deep To Map, Save Coral Reefs Lauren Gilger June 10, 2021
Real Water: Bottled Water Linked To Illnesses, Deaths Lauren Gilger June 10, 2021
Phoenix Children's Celebrating 20 Years Of Serving Homeless Youth Rocio Hernandez, Lauren Gilger June 10, 2021
Anti-Indigenous Violence Persists In Towns That Border Tribal Lands Lauren Gilger June 9, 2021
VP Harris Has Stern Words For Guatemala Ahead Of Mexico Visit Michel Marizco, Lauren Gilger June 8, 2021
Painter Hector Viramontes: Made In Arizona Lauren Gilger June 8, 2021
Arizona Daily Sun Shifts Printing From Flagstaff To Phoenix Lauren Gilger June 8, 2021
Crews Analyzing Impacts, Aftermath Of Telegraph Fire Ron Dungan, Jill Ryan, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger, Jack Johnson
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services; Associated Press
June 8, 2021
VP Harris Visits Mexico Amid Tensions Between Both Nations Rodrigo Cervantes, Lauren Gilger, Michel Marizco June 7, 2021
Biden Administration Ends Migrant Protection Protocols Lauren Gilger June 7, 2021
Why Arizona May Resume Gas Chamber Executions Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger June 7, 2021
BBC Look-Ahead: G7 Summit To Talk Climate Change In England Lauren Gilger June 7, 2021
What Pro Auditors Are Calling What's Happening In Maricopa County Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie June 7, 2021
Legal Marijuana Means Pot-Sniffing Dogs Out Of A Job Lauren Gilger June 7, 2021
A Stage For People With Developmental Disabilities To Share Their Stories Lauren Gilger June 4, 2021
AZ Lawmakers Continue Budget Standoff, Audit Tally Ben Giles, Lauren Gilger June 3, 2021
Phoenix Housing Market Emerges As Fastest Growing Lauren Gilger June 3, 2021