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
Nearly 400 Total COVID-19 Cases Reported At Correctional Center Lauren Gilger Sept. 28, 2020
Poll Finds Arizonans More Concerned About Health Insurance Than COVID-19 Lauren Gilger Sept. 28, 2020
'It's Like A Scorched Earth': Photographer Documents Border Wall Construction, Impact Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Mark Brodie Sept. 25, 2020
Indigenous Groups Protest Border Wall Construction Lauren Gilger Sept. 24, 2020
Schools Reopen For In-Person Classes Against State Health Guidelines Lauren Gilger Sept. 24, 2020
Ducey Asks Brnovich To Join Fight Over Election Procedures Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Sept. 24, 2020
Scottsdale To Repeal Mask Mandate; County Rule Still In Effect Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Sept. 24, 2020
How Trump Helped Guatemala Shut Down Anti-Corruption Probe Lauren Gilger Sept. 23, 2020
Are Trump, Biden Campaigns Doing Enough To Reach Latino Voters? Lauren Gilger Sept. 22, 2020
Pima County, UA See Early Success Vs. COVID-19 Spike Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Rocio Hernandez Sept. 22, 2020
No Charges Filed Against Trooper In AZ Shooting Death Katherine Davis-Young, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein
Associated Press
Sept. 21, 2020
Do The Oscars New Diversity Rules Accomplish Anything? Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Sept. 21, 2020
Some Are Tired Of COVID-19 Precautions, And That Could Cause Another Spike Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Sept. 21, 2020
AZ Jobless Rate Falls, But Some Seekers Giving Up Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Sept. 18, 2020
Investigation Finds Group Hired AZ Teens To Spread Election Misinformation Lauren Gilger Sept. 17, 2020
Colorado River Could Be Drying Up Faster Than Expected Lauren Gilger
Luke Runyon, KUNC
Sept. 17, 2020
Experts Call For AZ To Increase Unemployment Benefit Lauren Gilger Sept. 17, 2020
Obama, McCain, Piestewa Among Possibilities For Renaming Streets Christina Estes, Lauren Gilger Sept. 16, 2020
Ivanka Trump: Arizona Has COVID-19 'Under Control' Katie Campbell, Lauren Gilger Sept. 16, 2020
Journalist Connects Trump Adviser To White Nationalist Agenda Lauren Gilger Sept. 16, 2020
How Frequent Trump Events Underscore AZ's Battleground Status Lauren Gilger Sept. 15, 2020
UA's Shelter-In-Place Request Could Become Mandatory Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Sept. 15, 2020
Climate Change To Result In Fewer But More Extreme Monsoons Lauren Gilger Sept. 15, 2020
Prop Master Mary Rooney: Made In Arizona Lauren Gilger Sept. 14, 2020
What A Drama-Packed Race For Pima Sheriff Could Lead To In November Lauren Gilger Sept. 14, 2020