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
River Brings Flowing Water Through Tucson Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan June 24, 2019
Bloggers Led Push Against Abuse In Protestant Church Lauren Gilger June 24, 2019
Woodbury Fire Has Burned About 113,000 Acres Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger June 24, 2019
Trump Delays Immigration Raids Matthew Casey, Lauren Gilger June 22, 2019
Summer Solstice Marks Arcosanti Architect's Birthday Lauren Gilger June 21, 2019
Phoenix Fire Still Waiting On Electronic Reporting Christina Estes, Lauren Gilger June 18, 2019
Charity Rescues Food, Delivers It To Hungry Lauren Gilger June 17, 2019
AZ Musicians Plan Tom Petty 'Wildflowers' Tribute Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Kaely Monahan June 14, 2019
Phoenix Mayor Gallego Presents Her First State Of The City Lauren Gilger June 14, 2019
Census Question Could Cost Arizona A Seat In Congress Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger June 14, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap June 14, 2019 Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein June 14, 2019
Mexico Expert: 'Failed States' Pushing Immigration Lauren Gilger June 13, 2019
Sinema Pushes For Veterans' Mortgages, Immigration Reform Lauren Gilger June 13, 2019
Phoenix Theatre Entryway Named After Steven Spielberg Kaely Monahan, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein June 12, 2019
Asian Businesses Find Home In Mesa Lauren Gilger June 12, 2019
Report: Most Economists Predict A Recession By 2020 Lauren Gilger June 12, 2019
'Speech All Gone,' But Language Expert Soldiers On Lauren Gilger, Kaely Monahan June 11, 2019
How Arizona's Wet Winter Could Be Fueling Wildfires Lauren Gilger June 11, 2019
'Burnout' Recognized By The World Health Organization Lauren Gilger June 11, 2019
Insys Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection Heather van Blokland, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger June 10, 2019
Supreme Court To Hear Chandler Death Row Inmate Case Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein June 11, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Brazil May Criminalize Homophobia Lauren Gilger June 10, 2019
AZ Game And Fish Debate Banning 'Coyote Killing Contests' Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto June 10, 2019
President Trump Calls Off Threats To Impose Tariffs On Mexico Murphy Woodhouse, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein June 7, 2019
Ducey Vetoes Per Diem Pay Increase For Lawmakers Daniel Perle, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
June 9, 2019

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