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
Is 4 too young for school? California says no with 't-K' Lauren Gilger Aug. 22, 2023
Why Phoenix’s official weather readings are taken at Sky Harbor Lauren Gilger Aug. 21, 2023
Arizona patients are seeking abortion care at out-of-state clinics Lauren Gilger Aug. 18, 2023
Maricopa County saw record evictions during its hottest July ever Lauren Gilger Aug. 17, 2023
Professors should teach how to properly use AI, not ban it Lauren Gilger Aug. 17, 2023
Upstream of Colorado River, 10,000 wells have created an industrial wasteland Lauren Gilger Aug. 16, 2023
The state of abortion in Arizona — and what’s next on the legal front Lauren Gilger Aug. 16, 2023
Can Phoenix sustain growth as climate change keeps making it hotter? Lauren Gilger Aug. 15, 2023
Extreme heat can make some forms of birth control ineffective Lauren Gilger Aug. 15, 2023
It's not just saguaros, the heat is withering many plants Lauren Gilger Aug. 15, 2023
Díaz and Allhands: Phoenix and TSMC have trust issues Lauren Gilger Aug. 14, 2023
How Arizona lawmakers are responding to the extreme heat Lauren Gilger Aug. 14, 2023
Filmmaker captures beauty of Joshua trees — even as they burn Lauren Gilger Aug. 11, 2023
Podcast explores shift from working class to media elite Lauren Gilger Aug. 10, 2023
What it’s been like to cover Phoenix's record-breaking summer Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2023
Homelessness in AZ is a crisis. These advocates say we need to start treating it like one Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2023
A historic Arizona route gets national recognition Lauren Gilger Aug. 8, 2023
Díaz: What Biden needs to do to help with Phoenix's extreme heat Lauren Gilger Aug. 7, 2023
Ketamine can treat depression, chronic pain and more Lauren Gilger Aug. 7, 2023
'Slow AF Run Club' author: Find joy in being active Lauren Gilger Aug. 4, 2023
NewsCap: How Hobbs, GOP Legislature got things done Lauren Gilger Aug. 4, 2023
New podcast is on-the-ground approach at national parks Lauren Gilger Aug. 3, 2023
Arizona's social equity licenses have largely gone to corporate interests Lauren Gilger Aug. 2, 2023
Navajo Nation declares a state of emergency due to heat Lauren Gilger Aug. 2, 2023
What a real-life archeologist thinks about Indiana Jones Lauren Gilger, Nick Sanchez Aug. 1, 2023