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
Proposed Sexual Misconduct Changes Spark Petitions And Protests Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Sep. 4, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Leaders From Africa Gather In China For Summit Lauren Gilger Sep. 4, 2018
Will Arizona Lose Prominence With McCain's Passing? Lauren Gilger Sep. 4, 2018
Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl To Replace Sen. John McCain Associated Press, Bret Jaspers, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Sep. 4, 2018
Analyst: Choice To Replace Sen. McCain Must Have Wide Appeal Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Sep. 4, 2018
Phoenix Isn't Known For Barbecue — But That Could Be Changing Lauren Gilger Aug. 31, 2018
Eloy Faces $40M Lawsuit Over Toddler's Death Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2018
Trade Deal Raises Questions For The Auto Industry Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2018
Invest In Ed Pulled Off Arizona's November Ballot Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Aug. 30, 2018
Mesa Police Beating Raises Questions About Excessive Force Lauren Gilger Aug. 29, 2018
Monsoon Stories: How The Storms Tickle Our Senses Annika Cline, Lauren Gilger Aug. 29, 2018
Is The Open Floor Plan All It's Cracked Up To Be? Lauren Gilger Aug. 28, 2018
A Summer Filled With Fires, But Why? Lauren Gilger Aug. 28, 2018
Primary Election Day Brings Another Day Of Voter Pains Lauren Gilger Aug. 28, 2018
Questions Remain Regarding Deal To Replace NAFTA Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Murphy Woodhouse Aug. 28, 2018
Court Rulings Hit Hard Hours Before Primary Day Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Aug. 28, 2018
Friends, Colleagues, Adversaries Reflect On Sen. John McCain Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Aug. 27, 2018
Retired Phoenix Bishop Thomas O'Brien Dies At 82 Associated Press, Lauren Gilger Aug. 27, 2018
Your Circadian Rhythm Might Be More Important Than You Think Lauren Gilger Aug. 24, 2018
Phoenix Art Museum Opens Virtual Reality Exhibit Lauren Gilger Aug. 23, 2018
One Year After Trump Rally, Police Say They’ve Learned Lessons Claire Caulfield, Lauren Gilger Aug. 22, 2018
Colleges Nationwide Hope New Majors Will Attract Students Lauren Gilger Aug. 21, 2018
Language Study Explores What Society Values — And Doesn’t — In Each Gender Lauren Gilger Aug. 20, 2018
Monsoon Stories: A Painting And A Poem Annika Cline, Lauren Gilger Aug. 17, 2018
Nearly Half Of AZ's Early Voting Ballot Already Submitted Lauren Gilger Aug. 17, 2018

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