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
Native American Artist Brings Contemporary Pieces To Heard Lauren Gilger May. 4, 2018
High School Senior Talks Walkout, Getting Back To School Lauren Gilger May. 3, 2018
Educators Filled House, Senate Galleries To Spectate Late-Night Budget Debate Lauren Gilger May. 3, 2018
Arizona Economist Weighs In On State Budget Lauren Gilger May. 3, 2018
Details Revealed About Arizona's $10.4 Billion Budget Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger May. 3, 2018
After Protests And Debate, Ducey's School Safety Plan Passes Lauren Gilger May. 2, 2018
Arizona's Deadliest Gunfight Wasn't The O.K. Corral? Lauren Gilger May. 2, 2018
How Agrivoltaics Could Create Sustainable Crops Lauren Gilger May. 2, 2018
Expect More Arizona CEO On Outlook For Education Budget Plan Lauren Gilger May. 2, 2018
Arizona's Teacher Of Year Meets With Education Secretary Lauren Gilger May. 2, 2018
Why Does Art Spark Protests In Some Places And Not Others? Lauren Gilger May. 1, 2018
Food Bank Stretched To Limit During Teacher Strike Lauren Gilger May. 1, 2018
Arizona Representatives Discuss Latest Education Funding Plan Lauren Gilger May. 1, 2018
Arizona's #RedForEd Teacher Strike From A Parent's Point Of View Lauren Gilger May. 1, 2018
Why Thousands Of Organs Are Lost Before They Can Be Donated Lauren Gilger May. 1, 2018
Yuma Farmer Says Tainted Romaine Lettuce Now Off Shelves Paige Phelps, Lauren Gilger Apr. 30, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: May Day And North Korea Lauren Gilger Apr. 30, 2018
Realtors' Role In Promoting Fair Housing, 50 Years Later Lauren Gilger Apr. 30, 2018
Investigation Reveals Problems With DCS Registry Lauren Gilger Apr. 30, 2018
Can AZ Teachers, Lawmakers Learn From OK's Walkout? Lauren Gilger Apr. 30, 2018
3 Perspectives On Arizona's #RedForEd Walkout Lauren Gilger Apr. 27, 2018
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Arizona's High College Tuition Lauren Gilger Apr. 27, 2018
Arizona Isn't The Only State With #RedForEd Strikes Lauren Gilger Apr. 27, 2018
Companies Recognize Buying Power Of Women Of Color Lauren Gilger Apr. 27, 2018
After 2nd Day At Capitol, Some Teachers Prepared To Keep Striking Christina Estes, Lauren Gilger Apr. 27, 2018

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