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
HRC: 46% Of LGBTQ Employees Still In The Closet Lauren Gilger Aug. 6, 2018
Professor: AG Changes Make Process As Difficult For Asylum Seekers Lauren Gilger Aug. 6, 2018
Series Asks: Can We Save Arizona's Forests? Lauren Gilger Aug. 6, 2018
What's Next For DACA After Judge's Ruling? Lauren Gilger Aug. 6, 2018
Monsoon Stories: Arizona Architects On Designing For The Rain Lauren Gilger Aug. 3, 2018
'Sister Wives' Moving To Flagstaff Sarah Ventre, Lauren Gilger Aug. 3, 2018
North Korea's Unexpected Sleight Of Hand Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Aug. 2, 2018
The Road To Reconciliation For The Koreas Lauren Gilger Aug. 2, 2018
Reporter Details Immigrant's Experience As A Detainee Lauren Gilger Aug. 1, 2018
A Year Of California Wildfires Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Aug. 1, 2018
What's Causing Arizona's Traffic Deaths To Rise? Lauren Gilger Aug. 1, 2018
Arizona Elections 2018: Joan Greene Lauren Gilger Aug. 1, 2018
Tucson School District Backs Out Of Desegregation Forum Lauren Gilger Aug. 1, 2018
Catholic Nuns Get Their #MeToo Moment Lauren Gilger Jul. 31, 2018
The Evolution Of Latinas And Latinos On TV Lauren Gilger Jul. 31, 2018
Monsoon Storm Causes Outages, Damage In Phoenix Valley Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jul. 31, 2018
Who's Funding Arizona's Ballot Initiatives? Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jul. 31, 2018
The End Of Mobile Home Parks In The Valley? Lauren Gilger Jul. 30, 2018
March For Our Lives AZ Galvanizing Young Voters Ahead Of Midterms Lauren Gilger Jul. 30, 2018
ProPublica: Migrant Youth Shelters A 'Gold Mine' For Sexual Predators Lauren Gilger Jul. 30, 2018
Several Northern CA Fires Force Evacuations Lauren Gilger Jul. 30, 2018
Arizona Elections: Wendy Rogers - 1st District Lauren Gilger Jul. 27, 2018
Desert Dwellers: Surviving In The Summer Sun Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Jul. 26, 2018
How Does The Papa John's Controversy Affect Franchise Owners? Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Jul. 26, 2018
Monsoon Stories: Capturing The Essence Lauren Gilger Jul. 26, 2018

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