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
Arizona Elections: David Schapira - Superintendent Lauren Gilger Jul. 25, 2018
New Phoenix Home Murals Spark Controversy Paige Phelps, Lauren Gilger Jul. 24, 2018
Will Dropping Plastic Straws Minimize Pollution? Lauren Gilger Jul. 24, 2018
Arizona Sets New Record For General Fund Revenue Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Jul. 24, 2018
Arizona Elections: Diane Douglas - Superintendent Lauren Gilger Jul. 24, 2018
Volunteers Mobilize To Save Arizona's Wild Horses Lauren Gilger Jul. 23, 2018
Meet Rosie Magaña, Latina Entrepreneur Of The Year Lauren Gilger Jul. 23, 2018
California Strawberries Planted Despite Drought Lauren Gilger Jul. 23, 2018
Study: Problem Of States Purging Voters Is Widespread Lauren Gilger Jul. 20, 2018
Is The U.S. On The Verge Of Losing The Global Tech Race? Lauren Gilger Jul. 19, 2018
Arizona Elections 2018: Kathy Hoffman - Superintendent Lauren Gilger Jul. 19, 2018
Southeast Valley Towns Take Steps To Address Water Issues Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger Jul. 19, 2018
Is Amtrak's Proposed Flagstaff Route Closure A Sign For The Future? Lauren Gilger Jul. 18, 2018
Migrant Children Being Held In Second Phoenix Building Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Jul. 18, 2018
Are We Overbuilding Multifamily Housing In Phoenix? Lauren Gilger Jul. 18, 2018
GCU's Nonprofit Status Means Lost Tax Revenue Lauren Gilger Jul. 18, 2018
Seats On Phoenix City Council To Be Vacated Lauren Gilger, Christina Estes Jul. 18, 2018
Candidates, Campaigns Bringing In Millions For Elections Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Jul. 18, 2018
New Times Series Asks: What Does Phoenix Taste Like? Lauren Gilger Jul. 17, 2018
Is Law Enforcement Influenced By Violent Pop Culture Portrayals? Lauren Gilger Jul. 17, 2018
LULAC President On Rift He Caused Within His Own Organization Lauren Gilger Jul. 17, 2018
Gap Remains Between Latino Population, Voter Turnout Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jul. 17, 2018
Concerns Over Juror In Former Corporation Commissioner's Trial Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Jul. 17, 2018
Candidate Who Shot, Killed Mother Says We Need More 'Good Guys' With Guns Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Jul. 17, 2018
Possible Book Of Common Prayer Changes Stir Controversy Lauren Gilger, Paige Phelps, Mark Brodie Jul. 16, 2018

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