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
Jimmy Eat World Prepares For Virtual Concert Series Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto Jan. 15, 2021
Why Long-Term Care Struggles To Get Residents, Staff Vaccinated Lauren Gilger, Kathy Ritchie Jan. 14, 2021
Zoppe Family Circus Brings Socially Distanced Performances To Arizona Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Jan. 14, 2021
The Challenges And The Rewards Of Identifying Fallen Soldiers Lauren Gilger Jan. 14, 2021
Vaccinations Ramp Up Statewide While Testing Drops, ICUs Near Capacity Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 14, 2021
Dems Appeal To FBI, DOJ To Determine Roles Of 4 GOP Officials In Capitol Riots Lauren Gilger Jan. 14, 2021
Arizona Representatives React To President Trump's Impeachment Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 14, 2021
Author Reflects Upon Navajo Identity In Book 'Dog Flowers' Lauren Gilger Jan. 12, 2021
All Of Our COVID-19 Vaccine Questions Answered Lauren Gilger Jan. 12, 2021
Superintendent Hoffman Frustrated By Governor's Remarks In State Of The State Lauren Gilger Jan. 12, 2021
COVID-19 Cases Continue Spiking As Vaccine Rollout Underway Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Jan. 11, 2021
ASU Professor: Capitol Police Response Exposed Double Standard Lauren Gilger Jan. 11, 2021
How Increase In Minimum Wage Will Affect Workers, Businesses Lauren Gilger Jan. 8, 2021
Chamber Of Commerce President Optimistic About Economic Recovery Lauren Gilger Jan. 7, 2021
'It Was Perplexing': ASU Policing Expert On Police's Response To Capitol Protesters Lauren Gilger Jan. 7, 2021
Trump Supporters Protest Election Results At State Capitol Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger Jan. 6, 2021
What AZ Concerts Will Look Like After The Pandemic Lauren Gilger Jan. 6, 2021
Trump Administration Completes 450 Miles Of Border Wall Michel Marizco, Lauren Gilger Jan. 5, 2021
Arizona Farmer Fights To Keep Land From Development Lauren Gilger Jan. 5, 2021
AZ Schools Face Teacher Shortage Exacerbated By Pandemic Lauren Gilger Jan. 5, 2021
Yavapai County Struggling To Handle Coronavirus Cases, Receive Aid Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 5, 2021
AZ Hospitals At A 'Critical Point' As COVID-19 Cases Rise Lauren Gilger Jan. 4, 2021
We're Losing Sleep Over COVID-19. These Tips Can Help Lauren Gilger Jan. 4, 2021
Arizona Urgent Care Facilities See Increased Demand Lauren Gilger Dec. 30, 2020
Hope Clashes With Grim Reality Of COVID-19 Numbers Lauren Gilger Dec. 29, 2020