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
Secretary of Education talks student debt relief, school choice Lauren Gilger April 24, 2023
Biden's executive order falls short on funding for caregivers, advocates say Lauren Gilger April 24, 2023
How exposure to true crime coverage will affect us psychologically Lauren Gilger April 21, 2023
No Labels has qualified for the ballot, but says its not a political party Ben Giles, Lauren Gilger April 20, 2023
Bioethicist says those cute dogs on TikTok often suffering Lauren Gilger April 20, 2023
Lithium will be an important ingredient in a clean-energy future Lauren Gilger April 20, 2023
Gov. Katie Hobbs and top Republican lawmakers have been privately negotiating a budget Lauren Gilger April 19, 2023
Mom worries kids getting whitewashed version of history Lauren Gilger April 19, 2023
For-profit companies are buying up child care centers Lauren Gilger April 19, 2023
How building imaginary worlds can help envision a better future Lauren Gilger April 19, 2023
Hoffman looks back on her time in office and challenges that remain Lauren Gilger April 18, 2023
The gas situation in Phoenix is weird right now. Here's why Lauren Gilger April 17, 2023
This writer watched 250 movies about the border Lauren Gilger April 17, 2023
Boas: The race to take on Schweikert is heating up Lauren Gilger April 17, 2023
Most 'momfluencers' don't make much money, but they put a lot of pressure on new parents Lauren Gilger April 14, 2023
Complaints about airlines were four times higher last year Lauren Gilger April 13, 2023
New Arizona Department of Economic Security director inherits a long list of challenges Lauren Gilger April 13, 2023
Avett Brothers frontman brings his paintings to Phoenix Lauren Gilger April 12, 2023
Long COVID is already having a massive impact on the health care system Lauren Gilger April 12, 2023
Roger Naylor explores waterfalls in 'Awesome Arizona' Lauren Gilger April 11, 2023
Countries are racing to get nimble, electric air taxis off the ground Lauren Gilger, Nate Boyle April 11, 2023
As many turn on their air conditioners, APS and SRP are raising electricity rates Lauren Gilger April 11, 2023
Díaz: Carlos Garcia went out fighting for the poor Lauren Gilger April 10, 2023
Hate crimes against Asian Americans went up during the pandemic. They haven't come down Lauren Gilger April 10, 2023
NewsCap: No Labels Party could disenfranchise AZ voters Lauren Gilger April 7, 2023