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
Numbers Remain High For Child Abuse, Neglect In Arizona Lauren Gilger Jan. 10, 2017
What’s Behind The Rise In Border Apprehensions In 2016? Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2017
Arizona’s League Of Women Voters Summit To Address Election Problems Lauren Gilger Jan. 6, 2017
With New Apartments Popping Up, What’s Next For Valley Real Estate? Lauren Gilger Jan. 6, 2017
When It Comes to Officer-Involved Shootings, Most Police Departments Don’t Track Data Lauren Gilger Jan. 5, 2017
Veteran Entrepreneurs Bring ‘Threshold Of Pain’ To Startup World In Valley Lauren Gilger Jan. 4, 2017
As State's Schools Lose Funding, More Teachers Continue To Leave Classrooms Lauren Gilger Jan. 3, 2017
Navajo Library Tapes Filled With Thousands Of Hours Of Navajo Oral History Lauren Gilger Jan. 2, 2017
Almost 8,000 Cyber Security Jobs Unfilled In Maricopa County Lauren Gilger Dec. 27, 2016
Charter School Enrollment Continues To Rise In Arizona Lauren Gilger Dec. 27, 2016
Could Automatic Voter Registration Become Law In Arizona? Lauren Gilger Dec. 20, 2016
Hispanic Female-Owned Businesses On The Rise In Arizona Lauren Gilger Dec. 19, 2016
Valley Refugee Women's Clinic Treats Women Who Have Undergone Female Genital Cutting Lauren Gilger Dec. 15, 2016
ASU Faculty, Students Sign Letter To Arizona Public Universities To Support DREAMers Lauren Gilger Dec. 9, 2016
Grab Your Glasses, New Law Opens Door For Growth Of Arizona Wine Industry Lauren Gilger Dec. 8, 2016
Arizona Joins White House TechHires Initiative To Fill Thousands Of IT Jobs Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Dec. 6, 2016
Prescott Ultra-Runner Completes Record-Breaking Run Of Arizona Trail Lauren Gilger Dec. 5, 2016
Prop. 206 Allows Victims To Take Paid Sick Leave To Address Domestic Violence Lauren Gilger Dec. 2, 2016
Two Clinics Opening To Treat Psychosis Early, When Intervention Is Key Lauren Gilger Dec. 1, 2016
Republic Reporter: Party Affiliation To Come Into Play In Phoenix Council Runoff Lauren Gilger Nov. 28, 2016
How Would Changing NAFTA Affect Arizona’s Economy? Lauren Gilger Nov. 22, 2016
From History To Politics, Arizona’s New State Archivist Talks Records Lauren Gilger Nov. 22, 2016
Father Of Transgender Daughter Worries About Harassment, Unknowns After Election Lauren Gilger Nov. 22, 2016
County Supervisor: Partnership Between County, D-Backs Has Deteriorated Lauren Gilger, Phil Latzman Nov. 22, 2016
From Disappointment To Action: Arizona’s Pantsuit Nation Draws 800 In Tempe Lauren Gilger Nov. 21, 2016