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
Local 'Titan Games' Competitor Recounts Life Lauren Gilger Jan. 29, 2019
Valley Coalition Announces Bill To Expand AZ Laws To LGBTQ Lauren Gilger Jan. 29, 2019
Expulsion Called For Stringer After Reports Of Sex Offenses Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 29, 2019
Book By Hillary Frank Collects 'Weird Parenting Wins' Lauren Gilger Jan. 28, 2019
Mesa Mayor Discusses Census Citizenship Controversy Lauren Gilger Jan. 28, 2019
AZ Republican Party Elects Kelli Ward Chair, Incumbent Ousted Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Jan. 28, 2019
How Did The Shutdown Affect Immigration Courts? Lauren Gilger Jan. 28, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap Jan. 25, 2019 Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Jan. 25, 2019
New Curator Joins Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts Lauren Gilger Jan. 25, 2019
AZ Senator Working To Improve English Learner Program Lauren Gilger Jan. 25, 2019
AZ Nonprofit Missing Funds Due To Shutdown Lauren Gilger Jan. 25, 2019
Sexual Assaults Within UA Football Program Uncovered Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2019
Battered Woman Syndrome: Viewing Survivors Differently Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2019
ASU Grad Leading Connected Aircraft Technology For Honeywell Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2019
Analysis Shows Same Trend For Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2019
Geologist Discusses Surviving The Government Shutdown Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2019
Could TSA Go On Strike? Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2019
Emotions High As Business Fights Anti-Discrimination Law Will Stone, Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: National Protest Called In Venezuela Lauren Gilger Jan. 22, 2019
Humanitarian Aid Workers Found Guilty Of Federal Charges Lauren Gilger Jan. 22, 2019
New Rule Adds Requirement For Free Health Care Lauren Gilger Jan. 22, 2019
Ducey's Budget Calls For More Education, Rainy Day Money Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Jan. 22, 2019
Women's March Faces Criticism For A Lack Of Inclusivity Lauren Gilger Jan. 18, 2019
'Vulture Capitalist' Firm Eyes Gannett, Arizona Republic Lauren Gilger Jan. 17, 2019
More Pot Sold In AZ Than Expected For License Holders Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 17, 2019

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