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
Hip-Hop And Classical Reimagined With Mik Nawooj Lauren Gilger Oct. 19, 2018
Four Candidates Debate For Phoenix's Mayoral Seat Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 19, 2018
Analyzing Sinema And McSally's Performance During Debate Lauren Gilger Oct. 18, 2018
Thousands Of School In AZ Participate In Nationwide Earthquake Drill Lauren Gilger Oct. 18, 2018
A Cosmic Playground Made From Tape Appears At The Science Center Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger, Annika Cline Oct. 18, 2018
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Is Suing The New York Times Lauren Gilger Oct. 18, 2018
Poll Shows Promising Turnout Of Latino Voters Lauren Gilger Oct. 17, 2018
Prop 127 Could Be Most Expensive Campaign In AZ History Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Oct. 17, 2018
Colorado River Reservoirs Drop Below 47 Percent Of Capacity Lauren Gilger
Luke Runyon, KUNC
Oct. 17, 2018
Billboards Across Phoenix Remind Residents To Vote Lauren Gilger Oct. 17, 2018
Several Orgs Push Against Douglas' School Standards Lauren Gilger Oct. 17, 2018
Almost Half Of All Languages Are Disappearing Worldwide Lauren Gilger Oct. 16, 2018
What Are Arizona's Candidates Spending Their Funds On? Lauren Gilger Oct. 16, 2018
'Homie For Senate' Signs Raise Confusion Amidst Election Lauren Gilger Oct. 16, 2018
Glendales Generous Building Sale Price Raises Eyebrows Lauren Gilger Oct. 12, 2018
Charter Schools Association Leader Addresses Criticism Lauren Gilger Oct. 11, 2018
Waymo On Safety, Slow Rollout Of Driverless Tech Lauren Gilger Oct. 10, 2018
What Will Arizona's Voter Turnout Look Like? Lauren Gilger Oct. 10, 2018
How You Can Invest In A Small Piece Of A Famous Work Of Art Lauren Gilger Oct. 10, 2018
From Carson To Netflix: The History Of Stand-up Comedy Lauren Gilger Oct. 9, 2018
Arizona Could Be Facing Much Hotter Temps Lauren Gilger Oct. 9, 2018
AZ Men More Likely To Die From Suicide Than Women Lauren Gilger Oct. 9, 2018
Longtime Phoenix Restaurant Los Compadres To Close Lauren Gilger Oct. 8, 2018
Flagstaff Gets First Snowfall Of The Year Lauren Gilger Oct. 8, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: A U.S. Pastor In Turkish Court Lauren Gilger Oct. 8, 2018