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
NewsCap: Aggregate Expenditure Limit needs a long-term fix Lauren Gilger Feb. 3, 2023
Why Jan. 6 wasn't a surprise to white Christian nationalists Lauren Gilger Feb. 2, 2023
Arizona has a long history of open government. Now the Senate is sidestepping public records law Lauren Gilger Feb. 2, 2023
600K in AZ could lose insurance after emergency expires Lauren Gilger Feb. 2, 2023
SB 1471 would create a man vs. machine test for Maricopa County vote tabulators Ben Giles, Lauren Gilger Feb. 2, 2023
Should pregnant drivers be allowed in HOV? And other questions raised by fetal personhood Lauren Gilger Feb. 1, 2023
This comet will be visible from Earth for the first time in 50,000 years Lauren Gilger Feb. 1, 2023
AZ schools are facing a spending cap disaster. How did we get here? Lauren Gilger Jan. 31, 2023
Native Americans have higher cancer rates Lauren Gilger Jan. 31, 2023
Díaz and Gabriel: Hobbs continuing to bus migrants is good policy Lauren Gilger Jan. 30, 2023
What’s left behind as Ducey’s shipping container border wall comes down Lauren Gilger Jan. 30, 2023
What an introvert learned from being friendly to strangers Lauren Gilger Jan. 27, 2023
GOP lawmakers know Hobbs will veto their budget. Here's why they're submitting it Lauren Gilger, Ben Giles Jan. 26, 2023
Conservationists urge SRP to give up its gas plant fight Lauren Gilger Jan. 26, 2023
An argument for the protection of geoglyphs in Arizona Lauren Gilger Jan. 26, 2023
Why AG Mayes is pausing the death penalty Lauren Gilger Jan. 26, 2023
Do California's strict gun laws make a difference? Lauren Gilger Jan. 25, 2023
Navajo Nation's mask mandate saved lives — and may have cost the president his job Lauren Gilger Jan. 25, 2023
There's a nearly new 747 in an AZ plane boneyard. Here's why Lauren Gilger, Richard Copeland Jan. 25, 2023
Why banning preferred pronouns, identifiers like Latinx is a 'fool's errand' Lauren Gilger Jan. 25, 2023
Psilocybin mushrooms could be a game changer — especially for vets Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2023
'The future is electric': Electric vehicle landscape is quickly changing Lauren Gilger Jan. 24, 2023
Court denies Rio Verde Foothills a temporary stay in water controversy Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2023
Why winter in Phoenix is one of the best times to garden Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2023
Díaz: Eliminating grocery taxes would hurt rural cities Lauren Gilger Jan. 23, 2023