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
Arizona Film Festival Highlights Women In The Industry Lauren Gilger Feb. 7, 2019
Is It Possible To Care For Dolphins In Arizona? Lauren Gilger Feb. 7, 2019
Defining AZ Cuisine, One Foraged Acorn At A Time Lauren Gilger Feb. 6, 2019
AZ Faith Leaders Gather To Support Criminal Justice Reform Lauren Gilger Feb. 6, 2019
50 Arizona Racehorses Put Down Last Season Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Feb. 5, 2019
Sinema's Clothing Choices Become Draw Of Reporting Lauren Gilger Feb. 5, 2019
Maricopa Toxicology Lab Closing, Outsourcing To PA Lauren Gilger Feb. 5, 2019
Phoenix Theatre Turns 100 This Year Lauren Gilger Feb. 4, 2019
Santa Cruz County Sheriff: Border Wall Won't Stop Drugs Lauren Gilger Feb. 4, 2019
Some AZ Restaurants With Violations May Still Be Open Lauren Gilger Feb. 4, 2019
Iraqi Artist Opens New Gallery In Phoenix Lauren Gilger Feb. 1, 2019
Tucson Monastery Now Taking In Migrants As A Shelter Lauren Gilger Jan. 31, 2019
Migrants On Hunger Strike, Officials Force-Feeding Lauren Gilger Jan. 31, 2019
Bill Introduced To Qualify AZ DACA Recipients For Tuition Lauren Gilger Jan. 31, 2019
Don Shooter Suing For Unspecified Damages Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 31, 2019
Could Arizona Ratify The Equal Rights Amendment? Lauren Gilger Jan. 31, 2019
Deadline Reached For Drought Plan, Debate Continues Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 31, 2019
Yuma Sheriff: Border Wall Has Become A Distraction Lauren Gilger Jan. 30, 2019
Arizona Lawmakers Debate Changing State Tax Laws Lauren Gilger Jan. 29, 2019
Local 'Titan Games' Competitor Recounts Life Lauren Gilger Jan. 29, 2019
Valley Coalition Announces Bill To Expand AZ Laws To LGBTQ Lauren Gilger Jan. 29, 2019
Expulsion Called For Stringer After Reports Of Sex Offenses Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 29, 2019
Book By Hillary Frank Collects 'Weird Parenting Wins' Lauren Gilger Jan. 28, 2019
Mesa Mayor Discusses Census Citizenship Controversy Lauren Gilger Jan. 28, 2019
AZ Republican Party Elects Kelli Ward Chair, Incumbent Ousted Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Jan. 28, 2019

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