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
Innovation Fellow Speaking Out In Defense Of Bureaucracy Lauren Gilger Jun. 20, 2017
Constitutional Expert: Trump Doesn't Understand Constitution Lauren Gilger Jun. 20, 2017
How Do Universities Respond To 'Hot' New Majors? Lauren Gilger Jun. 19, 2017
Phoenix To Decide Fate Of Historic Clinton Campbell House Daniel Perle, Lauren Gilger Jun. 19, 2017
Has The Housing Market Recovered? Lauren Gilger Jun. 16, 2017
Study: Dads Interact With Young Sons, Daughters Differently Lauren Gilger Jun. 16, 2017
What Can Be Done On Local Level To Follow Paris Climate Deal? Lauren Gilger Jun. 15, 2017
Experts Raise Awareness On World Elder Abuse Day Lauren Gilger Jun. 15, 2017
What Impact Does Lyle Jeffs' Arrest Have On FLDS? Lauren Gilger Jun. 15, 2017
Suicide-Texting Trial Raises Questions About Legal System In Digital World Lauren Gilger Jun. 14, 2017
USA Today Network To Celebrate Diversity With 'I Am An American' Series Lauren Gilger Jun. 14, 2017
Arizona Lawmakers React To D.C. Shooting Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Jun. 14, 2017
NPR Reporter On Scene At Congressional Shooting Lauren Gilger Jun. 14, 2017
Rare Jackson Pollock Painting Going Up For Auction In Scottsdale Lauren Gilger Jun. 13, 2017
'Weirdest Star In The Universe' Is Baffling Astronomers Lauren Gilger Jun. 13, 2017
Report Lays Out Plan To Keep Jobs, Revenue From Navajo Generating Station Closure Lauren Gilger Jun. 13, 2017
Republic Reporter Weighs In On Tentative Settlement Regarding Executions Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Jun. 13, 2017
What Does Angel Investor Tax Credit Program Mean For Arizona's Tech Community? Lauren Gilger Jun. 13, 2017
Students, Yearbook Editors Tackle Challenge Of Documenting Polarizing Year Lauren Gilger Jun. 12, 2017
British Prime Minister Trying To Figure Out How To Move Forward Lauren Gilger Jun. 12, 2017
How Is Arizona Forestry Division Dealing With Demanding Fire Season? Lauren Gilger, Sky Schaudt Jun. 12, 2017
Agriculture Center Working With Growers To Fight Lettuce Disease Lauren Gilger Jun. 12, 2017
Maestro Breaks Down Classical Music So Audience Can Understand It Lauren Gilger Jun. 9, 2017
Nevada Legislature Passes 'Medicaid For All' Bill Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jun. 9, 2017
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Holding 'Coffee, Cake and True Islam' Events Lauren Gilger Jun. 9, 2017

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