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
Recruiters Get Bounty For Placing Kids In Charter Schools Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Aug. 14, 2018
Why Bus Ridership Is Up In Phoenix, Around The U.S. Lauren Gilger Aug. 14, 2018
Mammoth City Pipes In Desperate Need Of Replacement Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Aug. 14, 2018
Vania Guevara Discusses Her Unexpected Council Seat Lauren Gilger Aug. 14, 2018
Ducey Declines Gubernatorial Debate Invite Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Aug. 14, 2018
Yosemite Valley Reopens To Visitors Lauren Gilger Aug. 14, 2018
AZ Republicans Ask Trump To Endorse Rep. McSally Lauren Gilger, Sarah Ventre Aug. 13, 2018
Preseason Arizona Cardinals Game Shows Promise Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Aug. 13, 2018
What Did ADHS Find In Inspections Of Southwest Key Facilities? Lauren Gilger Aug. 13, 2018
BBC Look Ahead: Brazil's Presidential Election Lauren Gilger Aug. 13, 2018
Study Reveals Economic Impact Of Immigrants In Phoenix Lauren Gilger Aug. 10, 2018
Monsoon Stories: Kyle Waites, James Hall At The Zoo Lauren Gilger, Annika Cline Aug. 9, 2018
Residents Fight To Keep Tucson 'Weird And Wonderful' Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2018
Tempe Public Works Managers Face Harassment Allegations Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2018
Hazy Aftermath Of An Arizona Monsoon Storm Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Aug. 9, 2018
Screaming Pit Bull From Flagstaff Gains Internet Fame Lauren Gilger Aug. 8, 2018
Why The Movie 'Eighth Grade' Got An R Rating Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Aug. 8, 2018
Low AzMERIT Scores Show Demographic Splits Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Aug. 8, 2018
How Are Tax Cuts Affecting Corporations? Lauren Gilger Aug. 7, 2018
Leaders Gather To 'Stay Woke' Ahead Of Elections Lauren Gilger Aug. 7, 2018
Is The Future Of Health Care In Femtech? Lauren Gilger Aug. 7, 2018
Gallego Steps Down From Phoenix Council, Guevara Takes Seat Lauren Gilger Aug. 7, 2018
HRC: 46% Of LGBTQ Employees Still In The Closet Lauren Gilger Aug. 6, 2018
Professor: AG Changes Make Process As Difficult For Asylum Seekers Lauren Gilger Aug. 6, 2018
Series Asks: Can We Save Arizona's Forests? Lauren Gilger Aug. 6, 2018

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