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 Democrats Pen Letter Condemning Border Deployment Lauren Gilger Apr. 11, 2018
‘This Was Our Moment:’ Arizona Rallies For Education Funding Mariana Dale, Casey Kuhn, Lauren Gilger Apr. 11, 2018
Environmental Groups Continue Fight Against Border Wall Lauren Gilger Apr. 11, 2018
Arizona House Declines To Approve Equal Rights Amendment Lauren Gilger Apr. 11, 2018
2020 Census Undercount Could Cost Arizona Lauren Gilger Apr. 11, 2018
Phoenix Residents Demand Action On Tree Shade Plan Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Apr. 10, 2018
Which Arizona Companies Use H-1B Visas And Why? Lauren Gilger Apr. 10, 2018
Reactions To In-State Tuition Decision For DACA Students Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Apr. 10, 2018
Arizona Teachers Not Ruling Out Strike Lauren Gilger Apr. 10, 2018
How Microchipping Saguaro Cacti Helps Protect Them From Theft Amanda Luberto, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Apr. 9, 2018
Trans Queer Pueblo Stages Protest At Phoenix Pride Festival Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Apr. 9, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Syrian Civilians Killed In Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack Lauren Gilger Apr. 9, 2018
Not All Arizona Schools Were In Favor Of More Recess Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Apr. 9, 2018
New Times, Backpage.com Founder Indicted In Federal Case Lauren Gilger Apr. 9, 2018
Yuma Teachers Commute To California For Higher Pay Lauren Gilger Apr. 9, 2018
KJZZ's Friday Newscap April 6, 2018 Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Apr. 6, 2018
Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy Now Available For Arizona Veterans Lauren Gilger Apr. 6, 2018
What Will It Take To Make Phoenix A More Livable City? Lauren Gilger Apr. 6, 2018
Maryvale High Teacher Inspires Kids Through Art Lauren Gilger Apr. 6, 2018
EPA Looks To Consolidate, Close Las Vegas Office Lauren Gilger Apr. 6, 2018
Groups Work To Make Pride Celebration More Inclusive Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Apr. 6, 2018
What Are The Personality Traits That Make Us Brave? Lauren Gilger Apr. 5, 2018
Tape Of Herrod's Comments About Vouchers Raises Questions Lauren Gilger Apr. 5, 2018
Arizona Elections Procedures Manual Rewritten Lauren Gilger Apr. 5, 2018
Troops Are Coming To Border, But Are They Needed? Michel Marizco, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Apr. 5, 2018

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