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
The Friday NewsCap March 6, 2020 Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger March 6, 2020
University Of Arizona Closing Chinese-Funded Confucius Institute Lauren Gilger March 5, 2020
Amy Silverman's 'Raising Phoenix': Resist. Agitate. Embroider. Lauren Gilger March 5, 2020
How Jake’s Law Will Help Arizona Kids Struggling With Mental Health Lauren Gilger March 5, 2020
What Does Shift In Presidential Field Mean For AZ Democratic Party? Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie March 4, 2020
Reporter Uncovers AZ Inmate Making $90K Leading Telemarketing Team Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger March 4, 2020
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego Talks Homelessness Crisis Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie March 4, 2020
Study Links Sitting To Health Risks In Older Women Lauren Gilger March 4, 2020
How Flagstaff Plans To Pay For Minimum Wage Law Lauren Gilger March 4, 2020
Ducey Signs Mental Health Legislation In Response To Teen Suicide Rates Bridget Dowd, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
March 4, 2020
Community, Business Leaders On High Alert In A Post-SB 1070 World Ben Giles, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger March 4, 2020
Transgender Athlete Ban Stokes Controversy In State Legislature Lauren Gilger March 3, 2020
Dr. Joseph Sirven: How Hard Is It For Patients To Access Their Electronic Records? Lauren Gilger March 3, 2020
State Health Director Says Arizona Now Doing Its Own Testing For COVID-19 Bret Jaspers, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger March 3, 2020
Women Of The West: Graciela Olivarez Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan March 2, 2020
How Zia Records Has Survived Music Industry Changes Lauren Gilger March 2, 2020
Journalist Took Her Mother On The Road Trip Of A Lifetime Lauren Gilger Feb. 28, 2020
Get A Tattoo, Get Free Coffee For Life At Cartel Coffee Lab Amanda Luberto, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Feb. 28, 2020
Law Professor Discusses Ruling On Suing Tribal Corporation Lauren Gilger Feb. 28, 2020
Alamo Draft House Hosting CatVideoFest Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Feb. 28, 2020
Page Turner: 'We Are Totally Normal' Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Feb. 27, 2020
22 Arizona Chefs, Restaurants Are Semifinalists For James Beard Award Lauren Gilger Feb. 27, 2020
AARP Rep Argues Against Pursuing Utility Deregulation Lauren Gilger Feb. 27, 2020
Pima County Task Force Working To Handle Animal Hoarding Lauren Gilger Feb. 27, 2020
Public Health Executive Urges AZ Officials To Take Necessary Precautions Against Coronavirus Lauren Gilger Feb. 26, 2020