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
Attorneys trade barbs in CD1 candidate dispute Wayne Schutsky April 18, 2024
Tempe councilman: 'Confederacy of dunces' ran Coyotes out of the Valley Kirsten Dorman April 18, 2024
Jury begins deliberating case accusing AZ rancher of fatal migrant shooting Alisa Reznick April 18, 2024
AZ secretary of state finds 'reasonable cause' that Rep. Heap violated campaign finance law Wayne Schutsky April 18, 2024
Tempe district adds trauma-informed care training to teen pregnancy program Bridget Dowd April 18, 2024
Search committee for next UA president holds 1st meeting Bridget Dowd April 18, 2024
County Animal Care and Control to open East Valley shelter in May Greg Hahne April 18, 2024
This new program will help drivers with autism navigate getting pulled over Greg Hahne April 18, 2024
Republicans want to require separate showers for transgender students. Hobbs vetoed a similar bill last year Bob Christie/Capitol Media Services April 18, 2024
Arizona Coyotes' fans share their memories at last game in Mullet Arena Nick Sanchez, Mark Brodie April 18, 2024
Santa Cruz River named 4th-most endangered river in U.S. Spencer West April 18, 2024
AZ Rep. Smith withdraws from reelection bid rather than fighting forgery accusations Camryn Sanchez April 18, 2024
How fitness in U.S. went from a circus act to obsession Lauren Gilger April 18, 2024
This pastor is telling evangelicals that Trump isn't their only option Lauren Gilger April 18, 2024
SMoCA pays homage to the vivid color fields of Arizona artist Dorothy Fratt Mark Brodie April 18, 2024
Fans pack Mullett Arena for Coyotes farewell Jacob Suever April 18, 2024
Study looks at the impact of education, housing on health of adolescents Kirsten Dorman April 18, 2024
Gilbert police arrest 2 juveniles in connection with fire extinguisher thrown off parking garage Nate Engle April 17, 2024
Terry Goddard asks Phoenix for more money to restore historic building Christina Estes April 18, 2024
Pima County program helps first-time buyers break into housing market Alisa Reznick April 17, 2024
Sky Harbor emphasizes heat safety for workers Katherine Davis-Young April 17, 2024
Navajo president wants safeguards for mined uranium transported across Navajo Nation Michel Marizco April 17, 2024
Phoenix to open 18 of its 29 pools this summer Christina Estes April 17, 2024
Hobbs vetoes 13 more bills, bringing total to 42 Greg Hahne
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
April 17, 2024
Senate takes first step toward repealing 1864 abortion ban Camryn Sanchez, Wayne Schutsky April 17, 2024