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 appeared 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 Publication Date
Professor Speaking About Women's Liberation Movement Lauren Gilger March 24, 2017
Study: Election Voter Turnout Slightly Higher Than It Was In 2012 Lauren Gilger March 24, 2017
Many Complaints Of Elder Abuse Go Unsubstantiated Lauren Gilger March 24, 2017
Liberal Nun Who Entered Legislature Inducted Into Women's Hall Of Fame Lauren Gilger March 23, 2017
Bills Going Through Arizona Legislature To Help Retain Teachers Lauren Gilger March 23, 2017
Musicians Revisit Tin Pan Alley Era Of American Music Lauren Gilger March 22, 2017
Nonprofits Help People Who Want To Leave Hate Groups Lauren Gilger March 22, 2017
Woman Who Helped Craft Shannon's Law Reacts To Yarbrough's Decision Lauren Gilger March 21, 2017
Researcher: Bilingual Speakers Change Personalities When Switching Languages Lauren Gilger March 21, 2017
Woman With Cancer Helping Others — With A Pink Truck Lauren Gilger March 20, 2017
Artist Creates Billboard With Trump, Swastika-Like Symbols Lauren Gilger March 20, 2017
Book Examines Hidden Sexuality In Victorian Literature Lauren Gilger March 20, 2017
Glendale Folk And Heritage Festival Celebrates Arizona's Music History Lauren Gilger March 17, 2017
Gila River Indian Community Signs New Colorado River Agreement Lauren Gilger March 17, 2017
EMILY's List Recruiting Pro-Choice Women To Run For Office Lauren Gilger March 17, 2017
Will Obama's Final Four Predictions Come True? Lauren Gilger March 16, 2017
Pantry Helps Homeless With Toiletries, Feminine Hygiene Products Lauren Gilger March 16, 2017
Bonnaroo Festival Founders To Launch Lost Lake Festival In Phoenix Lauren Gilger March 16, 2017
Mesa Program Empty Bowls Raises Money To Fight Hunger Lauren Gilger March 16, 2017
Where Did American Food Traditions Come From? Lauren Gilger March 15, 2017
Women's Business Conference To Focus On Latinas In STEM Careers Lauren Gilger March 15, 2017
Groups Discuss Arizona Supreme Court Ruling On Min Wage Lauren Gilger March 15, 2017
Arizona Citizens For The Arts Gather At Capitol Over Funding Lauren Gilger March 14, 2017
'Fake News' A Subject Of Concern In Europe Elections Lauren Gilger March 10, 2017
Chandler Teen Wins Arizona Educational Foundation Essay Contest Lauren Gilger March 10, 2017

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