Gov. Doug Ducey has pledged to put millions of new dollars into K-12 education, and fight the opioid epidemic this year. How he plans to do that.
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 appeared 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.
|Student Conference In West Valley Brings Suicide Out Into The Open||Lauren Gilger||January 16, 2018|
|Tempe In Midst Of Property Tax Controversy||Lauren Gilger||January 16, 2018|
|Aerospace Company Addresses Aviation Noise With Quieter Jet Engines||Lauren Gilger||January 15, 2018|
|Lawmaker Trying To Make It Easier For HOAs To Take Homes Of Delinquent Homeowners||Lauren Gilger||January 15, 2018|
|Even If Cities Can Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions, How Much Difference Can It Make?||Lauren Gilger||January 12, 2018|
|Study: U.S. Kids Dying More Often Than Kids In Other Wealthy Nations||Lauren Gilger||January 11, 2018|
|2 Of Apple Shareholders Focus On Creating Social Change||Lauren Gilger||January 11, 2018|
|What Does Judge's Decision Mean For DACA Recipients Now?||Lauren Gilger||January 10, 2018|
|Online Shopping Has Affected USPS, But Is It Really That Simple?||Lauren Gilger||January 10, 2018|
|Hospitals Experiencing Shortages Of IV Bags, Tamiflu||Lauren Gilger||January 09, 2018|
|What Can Women Do To Fight For Equal Pay?||Lauren Gilger||January 09, 2018|
|Judge Dismisses Standoff Case Against Rancher Cliven Bundy||Associated Press||January 08, 2018|
|Report: Nonprofit Boards Are Overwhelmingly White||Lauren Gilger||November 07, 2017|
|Need For Home Health Aides Is Growing||Lauren Gilger||November 06, 2017|
|As Cities Centralize, Are The Suburbs Dying?||Lauren Gilger||November 03, 2017|
|New Director Excited To Make ASU Art Museum A Bigger Part Of Community||Lauren Gilger||October 31, 2017|
|Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice Vern Swaback Shares Experience Working Under Wright||Lauren Gilger||October 27, 2017|
|New Neighbors: Shifting Communities In The Valley Of The Sun||Carrie Jung||October 27, 2017|
|Documentary Explores Navajo People's Role In Railroad Expansion||Lauren Gilger||October 25, 2017|
|Journalist Writes Why 'Pakistani Women Are Leaving Their Misogynistic Country'||Lauren Gilger||October 23, 2017|
|Data Visualization Artist Uses Music To Make Data Less Abstract||Lauren Gilger||October 23, 2017|
|How Much Do Sites Like Rotten Tomatoes Affect Movie Box Office Returns?||Lauren Gilger||October 19, 2017|
|Cancer Doctor Shares Experience After Her Cancer Diagnosis||Lauren Gilger||October 18, 2017|
|Giffords' Gun-Control Advocacy Group Rebranding, Starting New Chapter||Lauren Gilger||October 17, 2017|
|#MeToo Campaign Effective In Starting Conversation About Sexual Harassment||Lauren Gilger||October 17, 2017|