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
A Tiny Tourist Town Feels The Effects Of Border Policies Lauren Gilger Apr. 22, 2019
Why Arizona Gas Prices Are Spiking Lauren Gilger Apr. 22, 2019
Report: Police Shouldn't Be Front Lines Of City's Mental Health Response Lauren Gilger, Bret Jaspers Apr. 22, 2019
What Does It Mean To Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral? Lauren Gilger Apr. 19, 2019
ASU Discovers Secret About A Revolutionary War General Lauren Gilger Apr. 19, 2019
How Can A College Student Be Both Privileged And Poor? Lauren Gilger Apr. 18, 2019
LUCHA Protests, Calling For Criminal Justice Reform Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Apr. 18, 2019
Mesa Mayor Weighs In On Influx Of Migrants Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Apr. 18, 2019
New Law Restricts Use Of Emergency Voting Centers Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Apr. 18, 2019
Border Patrol: Cost Of Supplies For Migrants In Yuma Area Skyrockets Matthew Casey, Lauren Gilger Apr. 17, 2019
Civil Discourse Needed More Than Ever In Political Dialogue Lauren Gilger Apr. 17, 2019
ERA Supporters Look To Next Steps After It Fails Again Lauren Gilger Apr. 17, 2019
A Debate Rages Around Proposed Tucson 'Bike Ranch' Lauren Gilger Apr. 17, 2019
Yuma Declares Emergency Over Migrant Family Releases Matthew Casey, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Apr. 17, 2019
Trump Signs Drought Plan Into Law Bret Jaspers, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger
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Apr. 16, 2019
Researchers Are Developing An 'Opioid Vaccine' Lauren Gilger Apr. 16, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap April 12, 2019 Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Apr. 12, 2019
'Simply Simone' Presents Life Of 'High Priestess Of Soul' Lauren Gilger Apr. 12, 2019
Phoenix Slips In 'Best Places To Live' Ranking Marcus Charleston, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Apr. 12, 2019
Activists Want To Restore McDowell Road's 'Miracle Mile' Lauren Gilger Apr. 12, 2019
Proposed Bill Puts Evictions Front And Center At Capitol Lauren Gilger Apr. 12, 2019
Space Twins: Results Are In For NASA Experiment Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Apr. 12, 2019
Arizona Repeals LGBTQ Curriculum Law Mariana Dale, Lauren Gilger Apr. 11, 2019
Chamber VP: Professional License Law Is A 'First Step' Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Apr. 11, 2019
Violence Against Women Act Proves Contentious In Congress Lauren Gilger Apr. 11, 2019

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