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
Several Northern CA Fires Force Evacuations Lauren Gilger Jul. 30, 2018
Arizona Elections: Wendy Rogers - 1st District Lauren Gilger Jul. 27, 2018
Desert Dwellers: Surviving In The Summer Sun Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Jul. 26, 2018
How Does The Papa John's Controversy Affect Franchise Owners? Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Jul. 26, 2018
Monsoon Stories: Capturing The Essence Lauren Gilger Jul. 26, 2018
AZ Farmers Would Rather Have Trade Than Aid Lauren Gilger Jul. 26, 2018
Tiny Desert Concert: The Stakes Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Jul. 26, 2018
Lives On The Line: How Suicide Hotlines Train Their Staff Lauren Gilger Jul. 25, 2018
Report Substantiates Harassment Complaints Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Jul. 25, 2018
AZ The Only State Where The Mine Inspector Is Elected Lauren Gilger Jul. 25, 2018
Corp Comm Wants Public Input On Johnson Utilities Interim Manager Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Jul. 25, 2018
Arizona Elections: David Schapira - Superintendent Lauren Gilger Jul. 25, 2018
New Phoenix Home Murals Spark Controversy Paige Phelps, Lauren Gilger Jul. 24, 2018
Will Dropping Plastic Straws Minimize Pollution? Lauren Gilger Jul. 24, 2018
Arizona Sets New Record For General Fund Revenue Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Jul. 24, 2018
Arizona Elections: Diane Douglas - Superintendent Lauren Gilger Jul. 24, 2018
Volunteers Mobilize To Save Arizona's Wild Horses Lauren Gilger Jul. 23, 2018
Meet Rosie Magaña, Latina Entrepreneur Of The Year Lauren Gilger Jul. 23, 2018
California Strawberries Planted Despite Drought Lauren Gilger Jul. 23, 2018
Study: Problem Of States Purging Voters Is Widespread Lauren Gilger Jul. 20, 2018
Is The U.S. On The Verge Of Losing The Global Tech Race? Lauren Gilger Jul. 19, 2018
Arizona Elections 2018: Kathy Hoffman - Superintendent Lauren Gilger Jul. 19, 2018
Southeast Valley Towns Take Steps To Address Water Issues Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger Jul. 19, 2018
Is Amtrak's Proposed Flagstaff Route Closure A Sign For The Future? Lauren Gilger Jul. 18, 2018
Migrant Children Being Held In Second Phoenix Building Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Jul. 18, 2018

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