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
4-Hour Block For Arizona English Learners Eliminated Lauren Gilger Feb. 15, 2019
Light And Color: Mesa Hosts An Inflatable Art Display Lauren Gilger Feb. 15, 2019
What An Arizona Couple Wants People To Know About Living On The U.S.-Mexico Border Lauren Gilger Feb. 14, 2019
3 Movies Filmed In Arizona Amanda Luberto, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Feb. 14, 2019
How 'Technoference' Could Ruin Your Valentine's Day Lauren Gilger Feb. 14, 2019
DREAMers Go To D.C. To Push For Bipartisan Solutions Lauren Gilger Feb. 14, 2019
New Bills Pass After Debate And Testimonies Lauren Gilger Feb. 14, 2019
Lawmaker Aims To Move Voucher Oversight To A Private Group Lauren Gilger Feb. 13, 2019
State Of The Indian Nations Given By NCAI President Lauren Gilger Feb. 13, 2019
Author: The Story Of The American Indian Is Not Just Tragedy Lauren Gilger Feb. 12, 2019
How Telemedicine Could Be The Future Of Health Care In AZ Lauren Gilger Feb. 12, 2019
Trump's Visit To El Paso Sparks Rallies On Both Sides Lauren Gilger Feb. 12, 2019
Utah Blocks Medicaid Expansion Despite Voter Approval Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Feb. 12, 2019
Support For Higher Education Decreases Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Feb. 12, 2019
Migrant Mothers Separated From Children Suing U.S. Lauren Gilger Feb. 12, 2019
Latino, Tucson History Told Through A Comic Book Paige Phelps, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Feb. 11, 2019
Inside San Diego's 'Frozen Zoo' Lauren Gilger Feb. 11, 2019
Denver Teachers To Go On Strike Over Pay Issues Lauren Gilger Feb. 11, 2019
Author Explores Her Immigrant Identity In Children's Book Lauren Gilger Feb. 11, 2019
Health Director: Moving Hacienda Patients Puts Them At Great Risk Lauren Gilger Feb. 11, 2019
Sports Writer Explores LGBTQ Struggles In The Athletic World Lauren Gilger Feb. 8, 2019
Longdon Angered, Not Surprised By Hacienda HealthCare Abuse Lauren Gilger Feb. 8, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap Feb. 8, 2019 Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Feb. 8, 2019
Kendrick Lamar Leads This Year's Grammy Awards Nominations Amanda Luberto, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Feb. 8, 2019
Options For Hacienda HealthCare Patients Limited After Phoenix Facility Closes Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Feb. 8, 2019

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