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(s) Publication Date
After 2nd Day At Capitol, Some Teachers Prepared To Keep Striking Christina Estes, Lauren Gilger Apr. 27, 2018
Arizona Wine Industry Finally Getting National Recognition Lauren Gilger Apr. 26, 2018
Local First Arizona's Kimber Lanning On Going Beyond Buying Local Lauren Gilger Apr. 26, 2018
Arizona Superintendent Has A Warning For Teachers Walking Out Lauren Gilger Apr. 26, 2018
AmeriCorps For Journalism: Sending Reporters To Understaffed Newsrooms Lauren Gilger Apr. 25, 2018
Rep. Townsend Threatens Lawsuit Over Teacher Walkout Lauren Gilger Apr. 25, 2018
Administration Has 90 Days To Explain Why It Wants To Stop DACA Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Apr. 25, 2018
For Parents, Walkout Raises Questions About Where To Send Kids Lauren Gilger Apr. 25, 2018
World Renowned Artist Jim Hodges On How Art Can Save Us All Lauren Gilger Apr. 24, 2018
Overcoming Stigma, Shame For Kids With Parents Behind Bars Lauren Gilger Apr. 24, 2018
Should Arizona Foster Parents Have To Lock Up Their Guns? Lauren Gilger Apr. 23, 2018
One Journalist's First-Hand Account Of Harassment On Facebook Lauren Gilger Apr. 23, 2018
Exploring The 'Unconscious Bias' In The Starbucks Arrests Lauren Gilger Apr. 20, 2018
Has School Safety Improved Since Columbine Shooting In 1999? Lauren Gilger Apr. 20, 2018
ASU Students Help Tempe Renewable Energy Initiative Lauren Gilger Apr. 19, 2018
Pima Sheriff Welcomes National Guard Support On Border Lauren Gilger Apr. 19, 2018
Results Of #RedForEd Teacher Strike Vote Expected Thursday Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Apr. 19, 2018
Is Downtown Flagstaff Headed For An Economic Slump? Lauren Gilger Apr. 18, 2018
Southwest Flight Fatality First In Company's 50-Year History Lauren Gilger Apr. 18, 2018
How Does Social Media Activism Affect The Bottom Line? Lauren Gilger Apr. 17, 2018
Complete Streets Board Member Says Project Process Stalled Lauren Gilger, Paige Phelps Apr. 16, 2018
Sikh UFC Fighter Will Be First To Wear Turban During MMA Fight Lauren Gilger Apr. 13, 2018
EU Creates Special Task Force To Expose 'Fake News' Lauren Gilger Apr. 12, 2018
Conference Spotlights Life-Saving Potential Of Cord Blood Lauren Gilger Apr. 12, 2018
New York Investment Firm Buys Hundreds Of Phoenix Homes Lauren Gilger Apr. 11, 2018