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
The Debate Over FISA Reignited Lauren Gilger Jan. 17, 2018
Student Conference In West Valley Brings Suicide Out Into The Open Lauren Gilger Jan. 16, 2018
Tempe In Midst Of Property Tax Controversy Lauren Gilger Jan. 16, 2018
Aerospace Company Addresses Aviation Noise With Quieter Jet Engines Lauren Gilger Jan. 15, 2018
Lawmaker Trying To Make It Easier For HOAs To Take Homes Of Delinquent Homeowners Lauren Gilger Jan. 15, 2018
Even If Cities Can Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions, How Much Difference Can It Make? Lauren Gilger Jan. 12, 2018
Study: U.S. Kids Dying More Often Than Kids In Other Wealthy Nations Lauren Gilger Jan. 11, 2018
2 Of Apple Shareholders Focus On Creating Social Change Lauren Gilger Jan. 11, 2018
What Does Judge's Decision Mean For DACA Recipients Now? Lauren Gilger Jan. 10, 2018
Online Shopping Has Affected USPS, But Is It Really That Simple? Lauren Gilger Jan. 10, 2018
Hospitals Experiencing Shortages Of IV Bags, Tamiflu Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2018
What Can Women Do To Fight For Equal Pay? Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2018
Report: Nonprofit Boards Are Overwhelmingly White Lauren Gilger Nov. 7, 2017
Need For Home Health Aides Is Growing Lauren Gilger Nov. 6, 2017
As Cities Centralize, Are The Suburbs Dying? Lauren Gilger Nov. 3, 2017
New Director Excited To Make ASU Art Museum A Bigger Part Of Community Lauren Gilger Oct. 31, 2017
Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice Vern Swaback Shares Experience Working Under Wright Lauren Gilger Oct. 27, 2017
New Neighbors: Shifting Communities In The Valley Of The Sun Carrie Jung, Christina Estes, Lauren Gilger Oct. 27, 2017
Documentary Explores Navajo People's Role In Railroad Expansion Lauren Gilger Oct. 25, 2017
Journalist Writes Why 'Pakistani Women Are Leaving Their Misogynistic Country' Lauren Gilger Oct. 23, 2017
Data Visualization Artist Uses Music To Make Data Less Abstract Lauren Gilger Oct. 23, 2017
How Much Do Sites Like Rotten Tomatoes Affect Movie Box Office Returns? Lauren Gilger Oct. 19, 2017
Cancer Doctor Shares Experience After Her Cancer Diagnosis Lauren Gilger Oct. 18, 2017
Giffords' Gun-Control Advocacy Group Rebranding, Starting New Chapter Lauren Gilger Oct. 17, 2017
#MeToo Campaign Effective In Starting Conversation About Sexual Harassment Lauren Gilger Oct. 17, 2017