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
Surveyor Recounts Life Spent Mapping America Lauren Gilger Feb. 26, 2019
The Education Landscape Of The U.S. Is Changing Lauren Gilger Feb. 26, 2019
Bill Introduced To Expand School Vouchers Lauren Gilger Feb. 25, 2019
'Sharenting:' How Much Is Too Much? Lauren Gilger Feb. 25, 2019
Gila River Indian Community Back On Board With Drought Plan Bret Jaspers, Lauren Gilger
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Feb. 25, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: Sundressed Kaely Monahan, Amanda Luberto, Lauren Gilger Feb. 21, 2019
Texting-While-Driving Ban Moves Through Legislature Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Feb. 21, 2019
New Bill Could Restrict Citizen Initiatives And Circulators Lauren Gilger Feb. 21, 2019
A Bill To Expedite AZ's Rape Kit Testing Passes Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Feb. 21, 2019
Winter Storm Dumping Heavy Snowfall, Rain Across Arizona Holliday Moore, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Laurel Morales, Mythili Gubbi, Jimmy Jenkins, Isabella Hulsizer, Al Macias, Kerry Fehr-Snyder
Associated Press
Feb. 21, 2019
This Website Archives Mid-Century Modern Homes Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Marcus Charleston Feb. 19, 2019
Most Arizonans Are Concerned About Climate Change Lauren Gilger Feb. 19, 2019
Southwest Airlines Declares Emergency Amid Labor Dispute Lauren Gilger Feb. 19, 2019
Book Explores Surveillance In Schools Lauren Gilger Feb. 19, 2019
Lawmakers May Send Sales Tax For Education To Voters Lauren Gilger Feb. 19, 2019
Arizona House Hears Bill On School Safety Lauren Gilger Feb. 18, 2019
Is There Data On How Police Nationwide Use Stun Guns? Lauren Gilger Feb. 18, 2019
Protesters Across U.S. Speak Out Against The Border Wall Lauren Gilger Feb. 18, 2019
How Long Will Arizona's Cool Weather Last? Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Feb. 18, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Vatican Addresses Sex Abuse Scandal Lauren Gilger Feb. 18, 2019
Arizona DPS Is Closing Its Northern Dispatch Center Lauren Gilger Feb. 18, 2019
4-Hour Block For Arizona English Learners Eliminated Lauren Gilger Feb. 15, 2019
Light And Color: Mesa Hosts An Inflatable Art Display Lauren Gilger Feb. 15, 2019
What An Arizona Couple Wants People To Know About Living On The U.S.-Mexico Border Lauren Gilger Feb. 14, 2019
3 Movies Filmed In Arizona Amanda Luberto, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Feb. 14, 2019

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