Lauren Gilger


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
Conversation Changing Around Miscarriage, Infant Loss Lauren Gilger Nov. 14, 2018
Secretary Of State, Corp Comm Races Still Too Close To Call Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Nov. 14, 2018
First Transgender Judge In AZ Talks About Journey Lauren Gilger Nov. 13, 2018
AZ Circle K's More Susceptible To Card Skimming Lauren Gilger Nov. 13, 2018
Seeing Female Superheroes Boosts Confidence In Girls Lauren Gilger Nov. 13, 2018
AZ Firefighters Sent To Help Contain California Camp Fire Lauren Gilger Nov. 13, 2018
Navajo Nation Voters Get Another Chance To Cast Ballots Lauren Gilger Nov. 13, 2018
Superintendent Of Public Instruction-Elect Hoffman Talks Priorities Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Nov. 13, 2018
As Economy Improves, Veteran Jobless Rates Improve Lauren Gilger Nov. 12, 2018
Large Fires Burn Through California Lauren Gilger Nov. 12, 2018
Buffalo Soldiers Raise Money For Civil War Monument Lauren Gilger Nov. 12, 2018
How The Decline Of Local News Is Affecting Democracy Lauren Gilger Nov. 9, 2018
Canal Convergence Kicks Off In Scottsdale Lauren Gilger Nov. 9, 2018
Outstanding Ballots May Tighten U.S. Senate, Other Races Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Nov. 9, 2018
Motel 6 Coordination With ICE Continues To Have Repercussions Lauren Gilger Nov. 8, 2018
Why We All Need To Know About Central Arizona Project Board Lauren Gilger Nov. 8, 2018
Are College Athletes Accused Of Sexual Misconduct More Often? Lauren Gilger Nov. 8, 2018
What's Next To After Prop 127 Defeat? Will Stone, Lauren Gilger Nov. 8, 2018
Flagstaff Firefighters Voting On Residency Requirement Lauren Gilger Nov. 6, 2018
New Child-Welfare Law Focuses On Prevention, Keeping Families Together Lauren Gilger Nov. 6, 2018
Voter Turnout Expected To Reach A Record High Lauren Gilger Nov. 6, 2018
County Recorder Remaining Vigilant About Issues At Polling Locations Lauren Gilger Nov. 6, 2018
Why Are Young People Less Likely To Vote? Lauren Gilger Nov. 6, 2018
Native Americans Face Challenges When Voting Lauren Gilger, Laurel Morales Nov. 5, 2018
What Rights Should Be Observed When It Comes To Vaccinations? Lauren Gilger Nov. 5, 2018