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
Special Education Students Lose Resources As Schools Move Online Lauren Gilger, Katie Campbell March 30, 2020
Why People Need To Think About Wills, Health Directives Lauren Gilger March 30, 2020
Former AZ Emergency Director: Job Had Become Duplicative Lauren Gilger March 30, 2020
Former ASU Quarterback Holds Balcony Opera Concerts In Spain Amanda Luberto, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger March 30, 2020
What's Lost — And Gained — When Religion Goes Virtual Lauren Gilger March 30, 2020
Stanton Discusses AZ's Response To Coronavirus Disease Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie March 30, 2020
Domestic And Sexual Violence Groups Operating Despite Pandemic Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger March 28, 2020
UA Researchers Discover How Tuvan Throat Singing Works Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan March 27, 2020
Chef Charleen Badman: Closures Come At Worst Possible Time For AZ Restaurants Lauren Gilger March 27, 2020
Can Hobbyists Help With Protective Equipment? Jaye McAuliffe, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein March 26, 2020
Ducey May Expand Health Coverage To Fight Coronavirus Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger March 26, 2020
Page Turner: Women's History Month Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan March 26, 2020
'Such Amazing Stories Of Gratitude' At Boys And Girls Club Lauren Gilger March 26, 2020
Sinema: Why Arizona Needs The Senate's Relief Bill Lauren Gilger March 26, 2020
Many Navajo Nation Residents Ignoring Coronavirus Recommendations Lauren Gilger March 25, 2020
Penzone Suggests Using New Jail To Care For Coronavirus Patients Lauren Gilger March 25, 2020
After Weeks Of School, Business Closures, What Do Public Health Experts Think? Lauren Gilger March 25, 2020
How Coronavirus Is Affecting Ramadan, Passover And Easter In The Valley Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein March 24, 2020
Local First Founder: Businesses Want Closures Across The Board Lauren Gilger March 24, 2020
Sen. Martha McSally On Where Things Stand In D.C. Lauren Gilger March 24, 2020
Points Of View: The Toll The Coronavirus Is Taking On Our Mental Health Lauren Gilger March 24, 2020
Immigration Lawyers: New PPE Rules Endangering Detainees Michel Marizco, Lauren Gilger March 23, 2020
Arizona Won't Issue Stay-Home Order Yet Katherine Davis-Young, Lauren Gilger March 23, 2020
Why Coronavirus Coverage Makes High-Risk Individuals Feel 'Disposable' Lauren Gilger March 23, 2020
The Sometimes Hilarious Struggle Of Working From Home With Kids Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger March 23, 2020