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
As AZ housing prices dip, investors are hurting Lauren Gilger Nov. 17, 2022
AZ nursing home residents falling behind on COVID shots. What that could mean in the next surge Lauren Gilger Nov. 17, 2022
Election update: Close races, recounts, ousted judges Lauren Gilger, Ben Giles Nov. 16, 2022
The U.S.-Mexico borderlands are seeing increased numbers of women seeking abortions Lauren Gilger Nov. 16, 2022
There wasn't a decent history of Latinos in the movie industry. So Luis Reyes wrote it himself Lauren Gilger Nov. 16, 2022
Why Arizona politics could be in national spotlight for decades Lauren Gilger Nov. 15, 2022
This Arizona chef worries pastries are getting sidelined Lauren Gilger Nov. 15, 2022
More Arizonans are getting the flu this season. What's triggering the increase Lauren Gilger Nov. 15, 2022
Fire destroyed countless saguaros. A program is trying to bring them back Lauren Gilger Nov. 14, 2022
How COVID-19 made maternal mortality rates even worse for people of color Lauren Gilger Nov. 15, 2022
'Centered' wants to give a voice to Phoenix's Black community Lauren Gilger Nov. 10, 2022
Many Arizona races are too close to call. Here's what to expect Mark Brodie, Ben Giles, Lauren Gilger Nov. 9, 2022
Artist follows centuries of Scottsdale water use with interactive map Lauren Gilger Nov. 9, 2022
Voting snag in Arizona fuels election conspiracy theories Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie
Associated Press
Nov. 9, 2022
Why Councilwoman Ansari voted against security guards at parks Lauren Gilger Nov. 8, 2022
Sneakerheads reckon with Adidas dumping Kanye West Lauren Gilger Nov. 8, 2022
What Phoenix's first official historian hopes to accomplish Lauren Gilger Nov. 7, 2022
Elvia Díaz: AZ voters can’t afford to skip the 2022 election Lauren Gilger Nov. 7, 2022
Why this reporter calls AZ the 'center of the political world' Lauren Gilger Nov. 7, 2022
This ASU quarterback went viral singing opera in Spain. Now he's coming to Gammage Lauren Gilger Nov. 4, 2022
Months after Roe, AZ still grapples with how to enforce abortion laws Lauren Gilger Nov. 4, 2022
Taylor Glasheen Lauren Gilger Nov. 3, 2022
How education could decide who wins Arizona’s midterm elections Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Nov. 3, 2022
How AZ should be thinking about immigration during the 2022 election Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Nov. 2, 2022
This Latina artist doesn't mind sharing Día de los Muertos with others Lauren Gilger Nov. 1, 2022