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
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 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
Arizona Theaters, Performing Art Centers Look Forward To Fall Season Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein June 3, 2021
How Arizona's Marijuana Industry Is Growing, Evolving Lauren Gilger June 2, 2021
Ready For School Task Force Finds Bright Spots In Pandemic Lauren Gilger June 2, 2021
Republican Representative Makes Argument For Increasing Legislative Per Diem Lauren Gilger June 2, 2021
Arizona Lawmakers, Governor In Standoff Over Budget Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein June 1, 2021
ABC15: Phoenix Police Created Fictional Gang To Charge Protesters Lauren Gilger June 1, 2021
Why Mom-Blog Influencer Taza Moved Her Family To Phoenix Lauren Gilger June 1, 2021
How 'Golf Cart Gang' Coronado Hoodlums Traded The Fairway For The Streets Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein May 28, 2021
The Friday NewsCap May 28, 2021 Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May 28, 2021