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: Sandra Dowling - 8th Congressional District Lauren Gilger Jul. 3, 2018
U.S. Chamber: AZ Exports Threatened By Trump Tariffs Lauren Gilger Jul. 3, 2018
How Detecting Wildfires Is Both High-Tech And Low-Tech Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Jul. 3, 2018
What Trump's Tweet About Saudi Arabia Means For U.S. Oil Prices Lauren Gilger Jul. 3, 2018
How Heroines In Young Adult Lit Have Changed, Stayed The Same Lauren Gilger Jul. 3, 2018
GCU Announces Nonprofit Status Mariana Dale, Lauren Gilger Jul. 2, 2018
What Election New President Says About U.S. Relations Jorge Valencia, Lauren Gilger Jul. 2, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Iran's President On Tour Of Europe Lauren Gilger Jul. 2, 2018
Study: Double Standard For Angry Men And Women Lauren Gilger Jul. 2, 2018
Study Finds Potential Link Between Alzheimer's, Herpes Lauren Gilger Jun. 28, 2018
How Does Light Rail Impact Businesses, Artists? Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Jun. 28, 2018
Final Day Of Campaigning Before Mexico's Presidential Election Jorge Valencia, Lauren Gilger Jun. 27, 2018
Is 'Gaming Disorder' An Addiction? Lauren Gilger Jun. 27, 2018
Tempe Business Incentive Land Deals Ended By Settlement Lauren Gilger Jun. 27, 2018
1,400 Campaign Signatures Allegedly Forged Lauren Gilger Jun. 27, 2018
Supreme Court Upholds Muslim Travel Ban Lauren Gilger Jun. 26, 2018
New Suprise Law Makes 'Urban Camping' Illegal Lauren Gilger Jun. 26, 2018
Commissioner Wants 80 Percent Renewable Energy In AZ By 2050 Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Jun. 26, 2018
Americans Feel Democracy Is Weakening Lauren Gilger Jun. 26, 2018
Trail Runner Cat Bradley On Traversing The Grand Canyon Stina Sieg, Lauren Gilger Jun. 25, 2018
Miscarriage Prescription Denial Spots AZ Laws Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Jun. 25, 2018
Why Do More Diverse Politicians Still Seem To Follow A Strict Dress Code? Lauren Gilger Jun. 25, 2018
Constitutional Sheriffs Movement Idolizes Arpaio After Conviction Lauren Gilger Jun. 25, 2018
Why Those Who Fight Hunger In AZ Worry About Farm Bill Lauren Gilger Jun. 25, 2018
Diane Douglas On Defensive TV During Debate Lauren Gilger Jun. 21, 2018

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