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
Journalist: 'This Pandemic Is A Disaster For Feminism' Lauren Gilger April 22, 2020
ASU And GCU Are Top Beneficiaries For CARES Act Funds Richard Copeland, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein April 21, 2020
Area Agency On Aging Gets Record Calls From Seniors Lauren Gilger, Kathy Ritchie April 24, 2020
Forever35 Podcast Rejects Negativity About Aging Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell April 21, 2020
Protesters At Arizona Capitol Crowd Governor's Lobby Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger April 21, 2020
U.S. Extends CDC Health Protocol To Speed Deportations At The Border Michel Marizco, Lauren Gilger April 20, 2020
Arizona Voices Of COVID-19: Brynne Dubin Katie Campbell, Lauren Gilger April 20, 2020
Points Of View: Why Minorities Are Hit Worst By Coronavirus Lauren Gilger April 20, 2020
Arizona Food Banks In High Demand During Pandemic Lauren Gilger April 20, 2020
Fashion Incubator Makes Reusable Medical Gowns Lauren Gilger April 17, 2020
Medical Experts Criticize ICE's Handling Of Coronavirus Lauren Gilger April 16, 2020
Family Shares What It's Like To Have The Coronavirus Lauren Gilger April 16, 2020
Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker Wins NBA 2K Players Tournament Paul Atkinson, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein April 16, 2020
How To Talk To Kids About The Coronavirus Katie Campbell, Lauren Gilger April 16, 2020
Grijalva: Halt Border Wall 'Until There's A Clean Bill Of Health' Lauren Gilger April 15, 2020
How AZ Could Start Reopening Businesses After April 30 Lauren Gilger April 14, 2020
Navajo Nation Battles Coronavirus As Pandemic Continues Lauren Gilger April 14, 2020
How AZ's Largest Homeless Shelter Is Preventing An Outbreak Lauren Gilger April 14, 2020
County Disease Control Director: We Are Flattening The Curve Lauren Gilger April 13, 2020
No Increase In Calls To Arizona Suicide Hotlines Lauren Gilger April 13, 2020
Schweikert: Protecting Small Businesses A 'Moral Obligation' Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger April 13, 2020
Mobile Testing For Coronavirus Opens In Scottsdale Lauren Gilger April 10, 2020
LosJones: Tiny Desert Concert Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan, Amanda Luberto, Justin Campbell April 9, 2020
What Ducey's Self-Quarantine Order Means For Travelers Lauren Gilger, Kathy Ritchie April 9, 2020
Valley Farms And Businesses Struggle Despite Federal Stimulus Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan April 9, 2020

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