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
McSally And Sinema Join Forces To Support Water Bill Lauren Gilger July 16, 2019
Advocacy Attorney Discusses Reports Of Migrant Children Abused At Detention Facility Lauren Gilger July 15, 2019
How Do Phoenix Monsoon Storms Form? Kaely Monahan, Lauren Gilger July 12, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap July 12, 2019 Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger July 12, 2019
Maricopa County Reports First West Nile Death This Year Al Macias, Lauren Gilger July 11, 2019
Paris Chansons Carry You To The City Of Lights Through Music Lauren Gilger July 11, 2019
Phoenix's Dark Money Ban To Finally Go Into Effect Lauren Gilger July 11, 2019
What Can Arizona Do If The Big One Hits California? Lauren Gilger July 10, 2019
Legislators, Groups Work To Help Arizonans Beat The Heat Lauren Gilger July 10, 2019
Arizona Department Of Child Safety Director To Resign Sky Schaudt, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger July 9, 2019
How Rough Riders From ASU Helped Arizona Get Statehood Lauren Gilger July 9, 2019
DNC Chairman Hosts Pro-Affordable Care Act Rally In Phoenix Casey Kuhn, Lauren Gilger July 9, 2019
There Is A Shortage Of Foster Care Homes In Arizona Lauren Gilger July 9, 2019
Maricopa County 4th In US For Hispanic Population Chloe Jones, Lauren Gilger July 8, 2019
Regulations May Ease On Hospital Translation Services Lauren Gilger July 8, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: What Is The Silver Economy? Lauren Gilger July 8, 2019
Fourth Of July Road Trips Spark 30+ AZ Wildfires Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger July 8, 2019
How A School District Stepped Up To Help Migrants Matthew Casey, Lauren Gilger July 8, 2019
Negative News Discourages Law Enforcement Careers Paul Atkinson, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein July 3, 2019
Could A Lack Of Sleep Lead To High Blood Pressure? Lauren Gilger July 3, 2019
Phoenix Council Moves Forward On Police Policy And Scrutiny Changes Casey Kuhn, Lauren Gilger July 3, 2019
Plan To Fund Safety At Waitlisted Schools Rejected Mariana Dale, Lauren Gilger July 2, 2019
Mesa Approves $1 Billion For Google Data Center Lauren Gilger July 2, 2019
Arizona Music Hall Of Fame Spotlights The 'Tempe Sound' Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan July 2, 2019
U.S. To Retry No More Deaths Border Activist Michel Marizco, Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
July 2, 2019

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