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 Taste Of Tucson Reaches Upstate New York Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Dec. 10, 2018
First Gene-Edited Food Hits The Market Lauren Gilger Dec. 10, 2018
Report Shows Home Flipping Down Nationwide, Up In Phoenix Lauren Gilger Dec. 10, 2018
Entertainment Award Season Stirs Buzz, Controversy Lauren Gilger Dec. 10, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: A Gesture To The Philippines Lauren Gilger Dec. 10, 2018
8 Sisters Prepare To Compete In Food City Tamale Festival Lauren Gilger Dec. 7, 2018
Chandler Opens New Museum Dedicated To Its Past And Future Lauren Gilger Dec. 7, 2018
Musician Beatrice Deer Brings 'Inuindie' Music To Heard Museum Lauren Gilger Dec. 7, 2018
New Report Uncovers New Abuses In Southwest Key Shelters Lauren Gilger Dec. 7, 2018
Tiny Desert Concert: The Sugar Thieves Lauren Gilger Dec. 6, 2018
New Trail Hits Arizona After Decades In The Making Lauren Gilger Dec. 6, 2018
Waymo's Launches Commercial Self-Driving Service In AZ Lauren Gilger, Annika Cline Dec. 6, 2018
Saving The Rainforest With Healthcare? Lauren Gilger Dec. 4, 2018
Groundwater More Scarce Than Previously Thought Lauren Gilger Dec. 4, 2018
How To Appreciate Culture Without Appropriating It Lauren Gilger Dec. 4, 2018
Author Tracks The Evolution Of 'Hippie Food' Lauren Gilger Dec. 3, 2018
Arizona Nonprofit Helps Foster Kids With Free Hair Care Lauren Gilger Dec. 3, 2018
New Mexican President Inaugurated Lauren Gilger, Rodrigo Cervantes, Jorge Valencia Dec. 3, 2018
ICE Continues Dropping Off Families At Churches Lauren Gilger Dec. 3, 2018
You Racist, Sexist Bigot — A Documentary To Raise Consciousness Lauren Gilger Nov. 30, 2018
Despite Voter Turnout, Is There Still A Voting Crisis? Lauren Gilger Nov. 30, 2018
What Does The FDA's 'First In The World' Policy Entail? Lauren Gilger Nov. 29, 2018
Gay Wedding Invitation Card Lawsuit Heads To Arizona Supreme Court Will Stone, Lauren Gilger Nov. 29, 2018
Family Separations At The Border Continue Lauren Gilger Nov. 29, 2018
Glendale School District Changes Immigrant Student Policy Lauren Gilger Nov. 29, 2018

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