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
BBC Look-Ahead: Ireland Repeals Abortion Ban Lauren Gilger May. 29, 2018
What Does Arizona Do When 'The Big One' Hits California? Lauren Gilger May. 29, 2018
Social Media Provides Watch Dog Role In Racial Incidents Lauren Gilger May. 29, 2018
ICE Seeks To Destroy Records Of Reported Abuses Lauren Gilger May. 29, 2018
Artist Makes Us Squirm With 'Little Terrors' Collection Lauren Gilger May. 29, 2018
'Shareholder Activists' Invest In Unlikely Places To Affect Change Lauren Gilger, Paige Phelps May. 25, 2018
What Does The Failed Farm Bill Mean For Farmers? Lauren Gilger May. 24, 2018
Where Is The Middle Ground In Debate On School Safety? Lauren Gilger May. 24, 2018
ACLU Reports Abuse Of Migrant Children By Border Patrol Lauren Gilger, Paige Phelps May. 24, 2018
What Does Uber Leaving AZ Mean For The Industry? Lauren Gilger May. 24, 2018
Official On AZ Park Closures: 'This Is Something We Have To Do' Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger May. 24, 2018
Planned Parenthood AZ Speaks Out Against Trump Gag Order Lauren Gilger May. 23, 2018
Commission Looks To Empower Women With Forum Lauren Gilger May. 23, 2018
Democrats, Education Leaders Aim At Helping Public Schools Lauren Gilger May. 23, 2018
Biologist: Processed Food Isn't All Bad Lauren Gilger May. 22, 2018
What If Parents Pulled Kids Out Of School Gun Reform Passed? Lauren Gilger May. 22, 2018
Douglas Wants 'Evolution' Removed From Science Standards Lauren Gilger, Paige Phelps May. 22, 2018
Why Aren't Human Rights Part Of Negotiations With N. Korea? Lauren Gilger May. 21, 2018
Arizona Students Plan March For Our Lives Vigil At State Capitol Lauren Gilger May. 21, 2018
AZ Dems Want Special Session On Guns To Find Bipartisan Solution Lauren Gilger May. 21, 2018
What Does It Take To Save A Language? Lauren Gilger May. 18, 2018
KJZZ's Friday Newscap May 18, 2018 Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger May. 18, 2018
Billie Holiday And Her Ties To Religion Explored In New Book Lauren Gilger May. 18, 2018
UA Student Presents Research On Opioid Prevention In D.C. Lauren Gilger May. 18, 2018
First-Ever Migraine Treatment Approved By FDA Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie May. 18, 2018

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