Lauren Gilger


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 Publication Date
Women's March This Year Focuses On The Future Lauren Gilger January 19, 2018
Study: Consumers Willing To Pay More For Healthy Food Labels Lauren Gilger January 18, 2018
Majority Of National Park System Advisory Board Resigns Lauren Gilger January 18, 2018
Cato Institute Analyst: DOJ Numbers About Foreign-Born Terrorists Misleading Lauren Gilger January 18, 2018
How U.S. Immigration Rules Affect International Entrepreneurs Lauren Gilger January 17, 2018
What Are The Potential Pitfalls Of Robotic Surgery? Lauren Gilger January 17, 2018
The Debate Over FISA Reignited Lauren Gilger January 17, 2018
Student Conference In West Valley Brings Suicide Out Into The Open Lauren Gilger January 16, 2018
Tempe In Midst Of Property Tax Controversy Lauren Gilger January 16, 2018
Aerospace Company Addresses Aviation Noise With Quieter Jet Engines Lauren Gilger January 15, 2018
Lawmaker Trying To Make It Easier For HOAs To Take Homes Of Delinquent Homeowners Lauren Gilger January 15, 2018
Even If Cities Can Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions, How Much Difference Can It Make? Lauren Gilger January 12, 2018
Study: U.S. Kids Dying More Often Than Kids In Other Wealthy Nations Lauren Gilger January 11, 2018
2 Of Apple Shareholders Focus On Creating Social Change Lauren Gilger January 11, 2018
What Does Judge's Decision Mean For DACA Recipients Now? Lauren Gilger January 10, 2018
Online Shopping Has Affected USPS, But Is It Really That Simple? Lauren Gilger January 10, 2018
Hospitals Experiencing Shortages Of IV Bags, Tamiflu Lauren Gilger January 09, 2018
What Can Women Do To Fight For Equal Pay? Lauren Gilger January 09, 2018
Report: Nonprofit Boards Are Overwhelmingly White Lauren Gilger November 07, 2017
Need For Home Health Aides Is Growing Lauren Gilger November 06, 2017
As Cities Centralize, Are The Suburbs Dying? Lauren Gilger November 03, 2017
New Director Excited To Make ASU Art Museum A Bigger Part Of Community Lauren Gilger October 31, 2017
Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice Vern Swaback Shares Experience Working Under Wright Lauren Gilger October 27, 2017
New Neighbors: Shifting Communities In The Valley Of The Sun Carrie Jung October 27, 2017
Documentary Explores Navajo People's Role In Railroad Expansion Lauren Gilger October 25, 2017