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
Opioid Crisis Hits Home In Arizona's Neonatal Units Lauren Gilger Sep. 21, 2018
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap Sept. 21, 2018 Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Sep. 21, 2018
Pumpkin Spice Means Fall — Even When It's Still 100 Degrees Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto Sep. 21, 2018
Navajo Generating Station Continues To Face Uncertain Future Lauren Gilger Sep. 21, 2018
AZ Corporate Commission Candidates Debate Before Election Will Stone, Lauren Gilger Sep. 21, 2018
More Americans Are Eating At Home Lauren Gilger Sep. 20, 2018
Light Rail Expansion Raises Concerns From Community Lauren Gilger Sep. 20, 2018
Phoenix Woman Turns Tragic Hurricane Into Cultural Celebration Lauren Gilger Sep. 20, 2018
Phoenix PD Partners With BNI To Understand Brain Injury Holliday Moore, Lauren Gilger Sep. 20, 2018
Flagstaff Considers 'Safe Parking Program' For Homeless Lauren Gilger Sep. 19, 2018
Concern Raised On Wording For Clean Energy Initiative Lauren Gilger Sep. 19, 2018
Canadian Company Acquires Helium Rich Arizona Land Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Sep. 18, 2018
U.S. Foreign-Born Population At Historic High Lauren Gilger Sep. 18, 2018
Neo-Luddite Movement Grows Lauren Gilger Sep. 18, 2018
Puente Says Migrants On Hunger Strike, ICE Denies Lauren Gilger Sep. 18, 2018
FDA: Teen Vaping, Juuling An Epidemic Lauren Gilger Sep. 17, 2018
No Protections For Tenants In AZ Eviction Cases Lauren Gilger Sep. 17, 2018
Car Parked Near Terminal Shut Down Phoenix Airport For 4 Hours Lauren Gilger Sep. 17, 2018
Photographer Documents 562 Native American Tribes Lauren Gilger Sep. 14, 2018
ACLU Report: Border Wall Would Be Devastating For Environment Lauren Gilger Sep. 13, 2018
Know Your Rights With Natural Hair In The Workplace Lauren Gilger Sep. 13, 2018
AZ AG Investigating Companies For Consumer Fraud Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Sep. 13, 2018
After 40 Years, Is The End Of Tucson Desegregation Lawsuit Finally Near? Lauren Gilger Sep. 13, 2018
New Bishop Of Lutheran Church On Being The First Woman Lauren Gilger Sep. 12, 2018
Arts Activist On Hip Hop, Black Lives Matter And Resegregation Lauren Gilger Sep. 12, 2018

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