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
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap Aug. 16, 2019 Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Aug. 16, 2019
Monsoon Stories 2019: Acoustic Ecology Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto Aug. 16, 2019
Tempe Adopts Rules For Electric Scooters Mariana Dale, Lauren Gilger Aug. 16, 2019
Tempe Hosts Event For Homeless People With Pets Paul Atkinson, Lauren Gilger Aug. 16, 2019
Report: Arizona Prison Director Slow To React To Broken Locks At Lewis Prison Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Aug. 15, 2019
County Offers Mental Health Service To Felony Offenders Lauren Gilger Aug. 15, 2019
My Sister's Closet Co-Founder On Shifting Attitudes Toward Secondhand Fashion Katie Campbell, Lauren Gilger Aug. 15, 2019
Ducey Pushes Against Trump's New Immigration Policies Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Aug. 14, 2019
How Teacher Protests Changed The Conversation At Teach For America Lauren Gilger Aug. 14, 2019
Can 'Humanist' Organizations Receive Tax Exemptions? Lauren Gilger Aug. 14, 2019
Prop. 105: A Light Rail Fact Check For Phoenix Voters Christina Estes, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Aug. 13, 2019
Trump Administration To Penalize Legal Immigrants On Benefits Lauren Gilger Aug. 13, 2019
AZ May Be Able To Vote On Recreational Marijuana In 2020 Lauren Gilger Aug. 12, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: Honduras Jorge Valencia, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Aug. 12, 2019
Arizona Department Of Corrections Director Charles Ryan Announces Retirement Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2019
Monsoon Stories 2019: The Sound Of Storms Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan Aug. 9, 2019
Does AZ Democratic Party Take Black Voters For Granted? Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Aug. 8, 2019
AZ Memory Project To Digitize Old Newspapers Lauren Gilger Aug. 7, 2019
Wheelchair Users Face Accessibility Issues When Flying Lauren Gilger Aug. 7, 2019
AZ House Minority Leader Calls For Special Session On Guns Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger Aug. 7, 2019
Reporter: Shock, Anger As Trump Heads To El Paso Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Aug. 7, 2019
AZ, Nation Rush To Protect Elections Against Hackers Jaye McAuliffe, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Aug. 7, 2019
Phoenix Police To Record Every Time They Point Weapons Lauren Gilger Aug. 5, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: India Revokes Special Status Of State Lauren Gilger Aug. 5, 2019
Tempe Police Clarify 'Positive Ticketing' Campaign Lauren Gilger Aug. 5, 2019

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