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
Photographer Spotlights AZ Wine Scene In New Book Amanda Luberto, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Dec. 28, 2020
How The Federal Coronavirus Relief Bill Will Impact Arizona's Housing Crisis Lauren Gilger Dec. 28, 2020
Pandemic Shifts Priorities For Rep. Jennifer Longdon Lauren Gilger Dec. 28, 2020
Despite Crackdown, Migrants Flock To U.S.-Mexico Border Lauren Gilger Dec. 23, 2020
AZ Child Care Providers Struggle To Stay Open As Pandemic Continues Lauren Gilger Dec. 22, 2020
Moderna Vaccine On Its Way To AZ. Here Is Who Will Get It Lauren Gilger Dec. 21, 2020
Pistoleros Frontman Lawrence Zubia Dies At 56 Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Dec. 21, 2020
Where Does The AZ Restaurant Scene Go From Here? Lauren Gilger Dec. 21, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: Not A Lot Of Good Coronavirus News Worldwide Lauren Gilger Dec. 21, 2020
Republican Senator Wants To Terminate Governor's Emergency Declaration Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Dec. 17, 2020
Pima County's Mandatory Curfew Sparks Contention Between Officials Lauren Gilger Dec. 17, 2020
Eating Christmas: 'Holiday Night Sweats' Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Dec. 17, 2020
Kids Count Report Paints Bleak Picture For AZ Kids, Families Lauren Gilger Dec. 17, 2020
Restaurants Turn To 'Ghost Kitchens' For Survival Lauren Gilger Dec. 17, 2020
Coyotes Family Remembers 9-Year-Old Leighton Accardo Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto Dec. 16, 2020
What Pandemic Means For Future Of Movie Theaters Lauren Gilger Dec. 15, 2020
Advocates Want Vaccine Priority For All Arizonans With Disabilities Lauren Gilger Dec. 15, 2020
GOP Senator Plans Subpoena Of Voting Machines, Software Ben Giles, Lauren Gilger
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Dec. 14, 2020
Congress Debates Coronavirus Relief Package Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Dec. 14, 2020
COVID-19 Surges, Hospitals Full As Vaccines Slowly Roll Out Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Dec. 14, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: Potential Lockdowns As Europe Awaits Vaccine Lauren Gilger Dec. 14, 2020
Immigration Expert: Change Won't Be Immediate Lauren Gilger Dec. 14, 2020
Holiday Events Adapt To Pandemic By Moving Outdoors Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Amanda Luberto, Kaely Monahan Dec. 14, 2020
#FindThatLizard: Earyn McGee Rises To Stardom At UA Lauren Gilger Dec. 11, 2020
New DACA Applications Give Arizona 'DREAMer' Hope Lauren Gilger Dec. 10, 2020

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