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
How To Help With Suicidal Thoughts During The Pandemic Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Sept. 14, 2020
Eviction, Foreclosure Twice As Likely In Maricopa County Lauren Gilger Sept. 11, 2020
Monsoon Stories 2020: Pe'eh'cha Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto Sept. 10, 2020
Meteorologist: 'No Big Cooling Trend In Sight' For Phoenix Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Sept. 10, 2020
Why The Trump Campaign Has Pulled Political Ads Lauren Gilger Sept. 10, 2020
College Towns Hit Hard By Loss Of Students Lauren Gilger Sept. 10, 2020
West Valley Farmers Market Expanding Despite Pandemic Lauren Gilger Sept. 9, 2020
AZ Chamber President: Congress Must 'Get Its Act Together' Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Sept. 8, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: Julian Assange Extradition Trial Begins Lauren Gilger Sept. 8, 2020
Hotel Valley Ho Manager On The Struggle To Stay Open Lauren Gilger Sept. 8, 2020
Long-Term Care Facilities Still Struggling With PPE Shortage, Testing Lauren Gilger, Kathy Ritchie Sept. 8, 2020
Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon Hurt By Surge In Visitors Lauren Gilger Sept. 4, 2020
Monsoon Stories 2020: 'Monsoon Song' Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto Sept. 3, 2020
ASU Professor Explains Possible Goals Of Kanye West's Presidential Campaign Strategy Lauren Gilger Sept. 3, 2020
Navajo Nation Could Lose 'Tens Of Millions Of Dollars' If Census Deadline Shortened Lauren Gilger Sept. 3, 2020
Maricopa County Survey Could Identify Further Spread Of COVID-19 Ben Giles, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Sept. 2, 2020
ASU Study Finds Jealousy Strengthens Friendships Lauren Gilger Sept. 2, 2020
How Indigenous Farming Methods Could Contain Wildfires Lauren Gilger Sept. 1, 2020
AZ Charter Schools Found Double Dipping Can Keep Funds Lauren Gilger Sept. 1, 2020
Arizona Prepares For Flu Season As Pandemic Continues Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Sept. 1, 2020
Parents, Teachers Share Experiences With At-Home Learning Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell Aug. 31, 2020
Artist Antoinette Cauley Lauren Gilger Aug. 31, 2020
Education Policy Director: No Blanket Answer On Returning To Schools Lauren Gilger Aug. 31, 2020
Moderate Transmission: What's Next For AZ Businesses Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Aug. 31, 2020
Report: Board Member 'Harmed' Chancellor Search Michel Marizco, Scott Bourque, Lauren Gilger Aug. 28, 2020