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
AZ law offers incentives for film industry. But is it too late? Lauren Gilger July 13, 2022
What makes — or breaks — a good cover song Lauren Gilger July 12, 2022
Mexican feminist groups helping Americans get access to abortions Lauren Gilger, Kendal Blust July 11, 2022
There's a high rate of COVID cases in the Valley. What to know 3 years into the pandemic Lauren Gilger July 11, 2022
Flagstaff is now a foodie destination Lauren Gilger July 11, 2022
Gayle Shanks' audiobook picks Lauren Gilger July 7, 2022
Report finds cities where homeownership by people of color thrives Lauren Gilger July 6, 2022
Cactus Country design studio Lauren Gilger July 5, 2022
Meet the artist behind Sky Harbor's immersive new installation Lauren Gilger June 28, 2022
'Heartbroken' Arizona abortion provider pauses services as state law remains unclear Lauren Gilger June 27, 2022
AZ expands Medicaid coverage as pregnancy-related deaths rise Lauren Gilger June 23, 2022
Sports betting in Arizona has been lucrative, but experts expect even higher profits Lauren Gilger June 22, 2022
Will Humble calls report on nursing home complaints disturbing Lauren Gilger June 21, 2022
As sneakerheads step out in Air Jordans, some Scottsdale clubs are putting their foot down Lauren Gilger June 21, 2022
New HOA flag law ripe for a constitutional challenge Lauren Gilger June 20, 2022
Calexico leans into their Southwest roots on new album Lauren Gilger June 20, 2022
Housing prices have turned this family into 'modern nomads' Lauren Gilger June 17, 2022
She was imprisoned for 2 years. Now, she covers criminal justice Lauren Gilger June 16, 2022
Cool Gelato Italiano Lauren Gilger June 15, 2022
10 years after DACA's introduction, it's under threat. But this 'Dreamer' is ready to fight Lauren Gilger June 15, 2022
Donor-conceived advocates are changing sperm and egg donation laws Lauren Gilger June 14, 2022
Where mental illness and violence intersect — and where they don't Lauren Gilger June 14, 2022
NewsCap: Jan. 6 hearings could sway AZ independents Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger June 10, 2022
Phoenix-based photographer recounts scenes from Jan. 6 attack Lauren Gilger June 10, 2022
These are the Phoenix city pools open in summer 2022 Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein June 10, 2022