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
Real or fake? How to choose the perfect Christmas tree for your family Lauren Gilger Dec. 21, 2022
Tom Horne will be Arizona's new superintendent of public instruction. Here's his plan for schools Lauren Gilger Dec. 21, 2022
Phoenix official praises new approach in clean-ups of 'The Zone' Lauren Gilger Dec. 20, 2022
Choosing the right Arizona firewood matters. Here's why Lauren Gilger Dec. 20, 2022
Friends, parents and climate change sci-fi: These are some of 2022's best books Lauren Gilger Dec. 20, 2022
ACLU attorney calls changes to Phoenix's handling of 'The Zone' homeless encampment a good start Lauren Gilger Dec. 19, 2022
Fontes on his 'dangerous' opponent, plans for office Lauren Gilger Dec. 19, 2022
How Valleywise is handling the 'tripledemic' influx of sick kids Lauren Gilger Dec. 19, 2022
Podcast explores the struggles and angst of middle school Lauren Gilger Dec. 16, 2021
From Wordle to goblin mode, a look at the year's top trends Lauren Gilger Dec. 16, 2022
How one shop is jumping on the cricket flour trend Lauren Gilger Dec. 15, 2022
The pandemic showed how broken the childcare system is Lauren Gilger Dec. 15, 2022
Report: AZ students of color disproportionately suspended for missing school Lauren Gilger Dec. 15, 2022
The U.S. isn't ready for Title 42 ending Lauren Gilger Dec. 14, 2022
COVID didn't just hurt test scores — it crushed kids' attention spans Lauren Gilger Dec. 14, 2022
Andy Biggs makes another play for Speaker of the House Lauren Gilger Dec. 13, 2022
How one writer is bringing diversity to holiday movies Lauren Gilger Dec. 13, 2021
The playbook that propelled AZ Dems to statewide wins Lauren Gilger Dec. 13, 2022
La Campesina remembers Mexican music icon Vicente Fernández 1 year after his death Lauren Gilger Dec. 12, 2022
Why this Valley graphic designer left his career to become a nurse Lauren Gilger Dec. 12, 2022
Ankle bone reveals one species of parrot used to call Arizona its home Lauren Gilger Dec. 8, 2022
Santa Cruz County's sheriff criticizes Ducey's shipping container wall Lauren Gilger Dec. 8, 2022
WNBA star Brittney Griner freed in U.S.-Russia prisoner swap Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie
Associated Press
Dec. 8, 2022
Chef Elizabeth Meinz’s Beejon honey mustard Lauren Gilger Dec. 7, 2022
Lee Griffo's sister's murder was featured on a crime show. Years later, it's still painful Lauren Gilger Dec. 7, 2022