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
From Streetscaping To Historic Redevelopment, Phoenix Looks To Revive Van Buren Street Lauren Gilger Aug. 23, 2016
In Fight Against Truancy, Mentors Work To Reconnect Students To School Lauren Gilger Aug. 19, 2016
Report: Foster Care Rates Sky-Rocket, More Arizona Children Living In Poverty Lauren Gilger Aug. 18, 2016
After A Decade, Can Mesa Revitalize Fiesta District? Lauren Gilger Aug. 16, 2016
ASU Professor: Let's End The Classroom War On Mobile Devices Lauren Gilger Aug. 15, 2016
Teaching Social Media Savvy One Food Picture At A Time Lauren Gilger Aug. 12, 2016
Google, Environmental Defense Fund Map Climate-Harming Gas Leaks In Mesa Lauren Gilger Aug. 11, 2016
Navajo Councilwoman’s Call For Action On Sexual Harassment Sheds Light On Violence Against Native Women Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2016
Survey: Half Of Hispanics Have Experienced Discrimination In US Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2016
Survey: Most Legislative Candidates Support Charter Schools, School Choice Lauren Gilger Aug. 8, 2016
‘You Still Have Those?’ National Shortage Of Court Reporters Hits Arizona Lauren Gilger Aug. 2, 2016
Track Arizona's 'Dark Money' Spending Tweet By Tweet Lauren Gilger Aug. 1, 2016
'Overwhelming Support' For Affordable Artist Housing In Downtown Mesa Lauren Gilger July 29, 2016
Arizona League Of Women Voters Reflects On Clinton Nomination As ‘Historic’ Moment Lauren Gilger July 28, 2016
Arizona 'Dreamer' Wants To Hear Clear Immigration Plan At DNC Lauren Gilger July 26, 2016
Dependency Treatment Court Helps The Youngest Foster Kids By Helping Their Parents Lauren Gilger July 21, 2016
‘You Never Know What You’re Going To Get’ Answering Calls To Parenting Helpline Lauren Gilger July 19, 2016
NAU Professor Delves Into World Of Female Terrorists Lauren Gilger July 18, 2016
ASU Professor Works To Screen For Safe Blood Supply With New Test Lauren Gilger July 11, 2016
From Farms To Mansions: Book Documents Midtown Phoenix's Transformation Midtown Lauren Gilger July 5, 2016
Wildfire Prevention Effort Aims To Protect Arizona Water Lauren Gilger June 28, 2016
Reusing Everything: Phoenix Wastewater Treatment Plant To Net $1.2M From Biogas Lauren Gilger June 24, 2016
Federally Proposed Lake Havasu Boating Restrictions Stir Up Controversy Lauren Gilger June 23, 2016
Red Cross Volunteers Give Emotional First Aid To Arizona Fire Evacuees Lauren Gilger June 21, 2016
Embry Riddle Students To Compete In Cross-Country Women’s Air Race Classic Lauren Gilger June 20, 2016