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
Former Elections Director Concerned About Move To Take Key Powers From Hobbs Lauren Gilger May 27, 2021
Consumer Price Increases Hitting Arizonans In Poverty The Hardest Lauren Gilger May 27, 2021
Big Cats Seized From 'Tiger King' Park Get New Home In Arizona Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie May 26, 2021
Arizona Animal Shelters See Uptick In Pet Returns As Businesses Reopen Lauren Gilger May 26, 2021
How Free Preschool Could Benefit Arizona Lauren Gilger May 26, 2021
Latino or Latinx? Linguistic Debate Over Inclusive Terms Lauren Gilger May 25, 2021
AZ Nonprofits Praise Legalization Of Needle Exchange Program Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie May 25, 2021
What ACA Special Enrollment Numbers Mean For Americans Lauren Gilger May 24, 2021
Rutgers Professor: Harassment Against Women In Politics On The Rise Lauren Gilger May 24, 2021
'Cheetos Fingers': What One Elections Expert Saw At The Arizona Senate's Audit Lauren Gilger May 24, 2021
ASU Fashion Grad Turns To Cactus Leather For Sustainability Lauren Gilger May 21, 2021
Navajo Nation President: How Tribal Enrollment Boosted Numbers, Increased Funding Lauren Gilger May 20, 2021
How K-Pop Is Filling Void Left By Western Boy Bands Lauren Gilger May 20, 2021
New Times Editor: Restaurants Poised For Recovery, Challenges Remain Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein May 19, 2021
How Changes To Child Tax Policy Could Benefit Kids Living In Poverty Lauren Gilger May 18, 2021
Researcher: 'Back To Work' Plan Will Hurt Recovery Lauren Gilger May 18, 2021
Health Director Concerned By CDC's Unmasking Rules Lauren Gilger May 17, 2021
'Defund The Police' Advocates Disappointed By Budget Christina Estes, Lauren Gilger May 17, 2021
MIM Hosts First Ever Exhibit Showcasing Congolese Masks, Instruments Lauren Gilger May 14, 2021
Late Night Comedians Take Aim At Arizona Lauren Gilger May 13, 2021
'50 Lessons To Learn From Frank Lloyd Wright' Lauren Gilger May 13, 2021
What You Need To Know About The Oak Flat Copper Mine Lauren Gilger, Ron Dungan May 13, 2021
Dressmaker Monique Sandoval Lauren Gilger May 11, 2021
Parents Struggle To Spend Time With Children In Foster Care Lauren Gilger May 11, 2021
DACA Recipient Welcomes Tuition Initiative Decision Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein May 11, 2021

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