Lauren Gilger

Lauren Gilger's picture

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
How autumn turns a leaf in central, southern AZ Lauren Gilger Oct. 11, 2022
Look See Draw Lauren Gilger Oct. 11, 2022
These Arizona congressional races could swing either way Lauren Gilger Oct. 10, 2022
Díaz: Tom Horne just wants Arizona students to sit still Lauren Gilger Oct. 10, 2022
AZ chef rates pumpkin spice products she usually hates Lauren Gilger Oct. 7, 2022
Jody Keisner delves deep into her own fears and those of all women Lauren Gilger Oct. 6, 2022
How our relationship with our skin has changed dramatically over time Lauren Gilger Oct. 6, 2022
Downtown unhoused encampment 'the zone' is growing Lauren Gilger Oct. 4, 2022
Study finds forest fires are diminishing snowpack Lauren Gilger Oct. 4, 2022
Díaz: Why the Republic no longer endorses candidates Lauren Gilger Oct. 3, 2022
Here are some rain-themed songs to cool down your Arizona fall Lauren Gilger Oct. 3, 2022
Group fails to gather enough signatures for school voucher bill Tim Agne, Bridget Dowd, Lauren Gilger, Greg Hahne, Jill Ryan Sept. 30, 2022
Presbyterian pastor fears for future of religion as more support white Christian nationalism Lauren Gilger Sept. 30, 2022
Despite Sinema's campy outfits, queer community doesn't always feel represented Lauren Gilger Sept. 29, 2022
Author recounts journey to reach U.S. from El Salvador Lauren Gilger Sept. 29, 2022
A lifelong love of LEGO lands an Arizona student on TV Lauren Gilger Sept. 28, 2022
How the plus-size movement gained traction in the fashion industry Lauren Gilger Sept. 27, 2022
Public opinion is shifting on abortion bans Lauren Gilger Sept. 27, 2022
DACA recipients and those who didn't qualify await ruling on future of program Lauren Gilger Sept. 27, 2022
Why Latinos are reclaiming their accent marks Lauren Gilger Sept. 26, 2022
AI can help people write their wills Lauren Gilger Sept. 22, 2022
Investigation finds migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard were misled Lauren Gilger Sept. 22, 2022
How Agritopia is engineered to fight suburban loneliness Lauren Gilger Sept. 21, 2022
Are enough Arizonans getting latest COVID-19 booster? Lauren Gilger Sept. 21, 2022
Why Virginia's governor is endorsing Kari Lake Lauren Gilger Sept. 21, 2022