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
Reporter glad readers care enough to send hate mail Lauren Gilger Sept. 20, 2022
Why Americans are captivated by glitz, glam of royalty Lauren Gilger Sept. 20, 2022
Carlos Garcia likely violated campaign finance laws Lauren Gilger Sept. 20, 2022
Group home shooting shows cracks in foster care system Lauren Gilger Sept. 20, 2022
Redistricting leaves Native voters worried their votes won't matter Lauren Gilger Sept. 19, 2022
A Valley realtor sizes up Phoenix's housing market Lauren Gilger Sept. 19, 2022
Advocacy group needs over 100,000 signatures by Sept. 23 to put school vouchers back on the ballot Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Sept. 19, 2022
The story behind Mexican Independence Day's Grito de Dolores Lauren Gilger Sept. 16, 2022
Border Patrol made migrants throw away backpacks, passports, birth certificates Lauren Gilger Sept. 15, 2022
Spooky's Swirls Lauren Gilger Sept. 14, 2022
Podcast digs into life, death of a teen killed through the border fence Lauren Gilger Sept. 13, 2022
More kids in Navajo Nation are vaccinated against COVID than elsewhere in country Lauren Gilger Sept. 13, 2022
How to find locations administering the COVID vaccine to kids Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Sept. 13, 2022
The little-known oasis near Montezuma Castle Lauren Gilger Sept. 12, 2022
Ducey is stockpiling shipping containers in Nogales Lauren Gilger Sept. 9, 2022
Sturdy Ladies Lauren Gilger Sept. 8, 2022
Hot Town: How to garden in Phoenix's triple-digit heat Lauren Gilger Sept. 8, 2022
Finding empowerment in princesscore and the color pink Lauren Gilger Sept. 7, 2022
Hot Town: Early newspaper coverage of Phoenix heat might surprise you Lauren Gilger Sept. 6, 2022
Doc examines history of women who built lives along Route 66 Lauren Gilger Sept. 6, 2022
Hurricane Kay could cool Southwest's high temps Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Sept. 6, 2022
A pipe organ fuels obsession in Gabriele Fabbro's 'The Grand Bolero' Lauren Gilger Sept. 2, 2022
Sage being poached in from Native land. Here's why Lauren Gilger Sept. 1, 2022
Exit Interview: Why painter Antoinette Cauley left Phoenix for Berlin Lauren Gilger Sept. 1, 2022
Meet the astronomer behind the sound of a black hole Lauren Gilger Aug. 31, 2022