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
Bill Would Give Voters Chance To Weigh In On Marijuana Legalization Lauren Gilger Feb. 13, 2018
Senate Begins Debate On Fate Of DREAMers Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Feb. 13, 2018
Mormon Lawyer Embarks On Journey Where Book Of Mormon Took Place Lauren Gilger Feb. 12, 2018
Rep. Carter Presenting Proclamation Declaring May 2 Maternal Mental Health Day Lauren Gilger Feb. 12, 2018
How Did White House Security Clearance Backlog Get So Massive? Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Feb. 12, 2018
What's Coming Up Ahead In International Stories Beyond Winter Olympics Lauren Gilger Feb. 12, 2018
A Look Back On The Tense Time Leading Up To Shooter's Expulsion Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Feb. 12, 2018
KJZZ's Friday Newscap Feb. 9, 2018 Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Feb. 9, 2018
Board Gamers Coming To Mesa For Arizona Game Fair Lauren Gilger Feb. 9, 2018
Olympic Gold Medalist Misty Hyman Talks About New Big Challenge In Her Life — Motherhood Lauren Gilger Feb. 9, 2018
How Pivotal Moments Change Our Language, Culture Lauren Gilger Feb. 8, 2018
Eastlake Park On List Of Emerging Phoenix Neighborhoods Lauren Gilger Feb. 7, 2018
ASU Among 13 Colleges Forming University Climate Change Coalition Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Feb. 7, 2018
Biotech Billionaire Purchases LA Times, San Diego Tribune Lauren Gilger Feb. 7, 2018
ACLU, Maricopa County Reach Settlement In 2014 Immigration Raids Lawsuit Lauren Gilger Feb. 7, 2018
$60 Mil Mixed-Used Project Will Bring 500 New Residents To Downtown Mesa Lauren Gilger Feb. 7, 2018
How Positive Train Control Can Prevent Accidents Lauren Gilger Feb. 6, 2018
Navigating North And South Korea During The 2018 Winter Olympics Lauren Gilger Feb. 6, 2018
U.S. Immigration Enforcement, One Year Later Lauren Gilger Feb. 6, 2018
New Bill Aims To Fix Problems Of Permanent Guardianship Lauren Gilger Feb. 6, 2018
Professor Discusses Firearms Licensing, Gun Hobbyists Lauren Gilger Feb. 6, 2018
More Churches Providing Sanctuary For Undocumented Immigrants Lauren Gilger Feb. 5, 2018
Projects To Thin Arizona Forests To Prevent Fires Are Hitting Snags Lauren Gilger Feb. 5, 2018
After Shooter's Expulsion Vote, Will This Change Anything At The Capitol? Lauren Gilger Feb. 2, 2018
Biography Shows Laura Ingalls Wilder's Life Was Much Darker Than Fictional Life On Prairie Lauren Gilger Feb. 1, 2018

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