Lauren Gilger


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
Glendales Generous Building Sale Price Raises Eyebrows Lauren Gilger Oct. 12, 2018
Charter Schools Association Leader Addresses Criticism Lauren Gilger Oct. 11, 2018
Waymo On Safety, Slow Rollout Of Driverless Tech Lauren Gilger Oct. 10, 2018
What Will Arizona's Voter Turnout Look Like? Lauren Gilger Oct. 10, 2018
How You Can Invest In A Small Piece Of A Famous Work Of Art Lauren Gilger Oct. 10, 2018
From Carson To Netflix: The History Of Stand-up Comedy Lauren Gilger Oct. 9, 2018
Arizona Could Be Facing Much Hotter Temps Lauren Gilger Oct. 9, 2018
AZ Men More Likely To Die From Suicide Than Women Lauren Gilger Oct. 9, 2018
Longtime Phoenix Restaurant Los Compadres To Close Lauren Gilger Oct. 8, 2018
Flagstaff Gets First Snowfall Of The Year Lauren Gilger Oct. 8, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: A U.S. Pastor In Turkish Court Lauren Gilger Oct. 8, 2018
'Hacks For Humanity' Spawns Innovations For Social Good Lauren Gilger Oct. 8, 2018
Artists Craft Quilts Out Of What Migrants Leave Behind Lauren Gilger Oct. 5, 2018
Modest Fashion Meets High End Fashion Lauren Gilger Oct. 4, 2018
Companies Turn Inward Brand Ambassadors Lauren Gilger Oct. 4, 2018
Attempt To End Immigration Program Blocked By Federal Judge Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 4, 2018
Millennials,Gen Xers Driving A Drop In U.S. Divorce Rate Lauren Gilger Oct. 4, 2018
How Punk Brought Down The Berlin Wall Lauren Gilger, Tiara Vian Oct. 3, 2018
Scientists Researching 'Trojan Horse' To Fight 'Superbugs' Lauren Gilger Oct. 3, 2018
Emergency Text Alert Test Goes Out On Nation's Cellphones Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Oct. 3, 2018
Rain From Tropical Storm Rosa Threatens Dam Protecting Village Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Oct. 3, 2018
Ducey Doubles Down On Claim Garcia Tried To 'Rig' Election Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Oct. 3, 2018
Hear Arizona Superintendent Candidates Debate Casey Kuhn, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein Oct. 2, 2018
When Is It Time To Get Surgeries To Avoid Cancer? Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Oct. 2, 2018
ABOR Study Finds Low Numbers Students Enrolling In College Lauren Gilger Oct. 2, 2018