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
Women's March Faces Criticism For A Lack Of Inclusivity Lauren Gilger Jan. 18, 2019
'Vulture Capitalist' Firm Eyes Gannett, Arizona Republic Lauren Gilger Jan. 17, 2019
More Pot Sold In AZ Than Expected For License Holders Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 17, 2019
Tucson Citizens Want Official 'Sanctuary City' Designation Lauren Gilger Jan. 17, 2019
#RedForEd Continues Push For Public Education Funding, Invites Parents To Join Mariana Dale, Lauren Gilger Jan. 16, 2019
Maricopa Community College Board Has A New President Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Jan. 16, 2019
USDA Issues SNAP Benefits Early In Light Of The Shutdown Lauren Gilger Jan. 16, 2019
Arizona Corporation Commission Gets New Leadership Lauren Gilger, Will Stone Jan. 16, 2019
Pima Sheriff Welcomes National Guard Support On Border Lauren Gilger Jan. 16, 2019
How Economic Status Can Affect New Year's Resolutions Lauren Gilger Jan. 15, 2019
Phoenix To Hold Meetings For New Park 'Code Of Conduct' Lauren Gilger Jan. 15, 2019
Ducey Calls For Increased Rainy Day Fund Lauren Gilger Jan. 15, 2019
What We Know About The Investigation Of Facility Where Patient Was Raped Mariana Dale, Lauren Gilger Jan. 14, 2019
CA Begins 'Emergency Withdrawals' From Lake Mead Lauren Gilger Jan. 14, 2019
ASU President Crow: AG Lawsuit Unfounded, Strange Lauren Gilger Jan. 14, 2019
AG: ASU Can't Rent Tax Status To Benefit Private Developers Lauren Gilger Jan. 11, 2019
Rebekah Rolland's Of Run Boy Run On First Solo Album Lauren Gilger Jan. 11, 2019
Healing Crystals: Where Do They Come From? Lauren Gilger Jan. 10, 2019
AZ's 'Data Guru' Breaks Down Voter Statistics Lauren Gilger Jan. 10, 2019
A Dystopian Vision Of AZ's Future Lauren Gilger Jan. 10, 2019
MCCCD Facing Lawsuit Over Football Program Termination Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 10, 2019
What Is The Future Of The Navajo Generating Station? Lauren Gilger Jan. 10, 2019
Studying Marijuana Still A Difficult Process Lauren Gilger Jan. 9, 2019
How Will New Arizona Abortion Law Affect Public Health Officials? Lauren Gilger Jan. 8, 2019
Report Shows High Teacher Vacancies In Arizona Schools Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Jan. 8, 2019

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