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
Pima County Health Director Concerned By CDC's Greenlight For Unmasking Lauren Gilger May 17, 2021
Proposed Phoenix Budget Lets 'Defund The Police' Advocates Down Christina Estes, Lauren Gilger May 17, 2021
MIM Hosts First Ever Exhibit Showcasing Congolese Masks, Instruments Lauren Gilger May 14, 2021
Late Night Comedians Take Aim At Arizona Lauren Gilger May 13, 2021
'50 Lessons To Learn From Frank Lloyd Wright' Lauren Gilger May 13, 2021
What You Need To Know About The Oak Flat Copper Mine Lauren Gilger, Ron Dungan May 13, 2021
Dressmaker Monique Sandoval: Made In Arizona Lauren Gilger May 11, 2021
Parents Struggle To Spend Time With Children In Foster Care Lauren Gilger May 11, 2021
DACA Recipient Welcomes Tuition Initiative Decision Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein May 11, 2021
Arizona Golfer With Down Syndrome Makes History Lauren Gilger May 10, 2021
Immigration Journalists Launch 'Comadres Al Aire' Podcast Lauren Gilger May 10, 2021
What's Behind Rise In COVID-19 Cases Among Kids? Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie May 10, 2021
The Fancy Navajo: Diné Influencer Shares Culture Through Food Lauren Gilger May 7, 2021
Arizona Utility Regulators Reject 100% Clean Energy Rules Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
May 7, 2021
Analysis Of Muhammad Muhaymin Wrongful Death Case Lauren Gilger, Matthew Casey May 6, 2021
Arizona Mulberries: Debunking Mulberry Myths Lauren Gilger May 6, 2021
Immigrants Rights Groups: Bill 'A Streamlined Deportation Process' Lauren Gilger May 6, 2021
How AZ Lawmakers Sidestepped Rules To Pass Significantly Altering Bill Amendments Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May 6, 2021
How Arizona's Southwest Border Situation Differs From Crisis In Texas Lauren Gilger May 5, 2021
How U.S. Is Handling An Influx Of Children At Border Lauren Gilger May 4, 2021
Why Thousands Of Kids Are Missing From AZ School System Lauren Gilger May 4, 2021
Why Climate Change Makes Young People Worried About Having Kids Lauren Gilger May 4, 2021
Republic's Food Critic On Pandemic Restaurant Scene, Coming Home Lauren Gilger May 4, 2021
Latino Vaccination Rates Lag Behind White Population In AZ Lauren Gilger May 3, 2021
Why Actors Are Pushing Back Against 'Black Pain' Stories Lauren Gilger May 3, 2021