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
Neighborhoods With Light Rail Voted To Support Light Rail Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger Sept. 16, 2019
Arrest Warrant Goes Out For Woman In Medical Marijuana Forgery Case Lauren Gilger Sept. 16, 2019
'Demos To Dining:' The Music Behind Phoenix Restaurants Lauren Gilger Sept. 16, 2019
Arrests Dramatically Drop Along U.S.-Mexico Border Lauren Gilger Sept. 16, 2019
First Phoenix Unknown Festival Reveals Hidden Cultures Lauren Gilger, Amanda Luberto Sept. 13, 2019
Monsoon Stories 2019: Writing The Tempest Amanda Luberto, Lauren Gilger Sept. 13, 2019
Rate Of Violent Crimes May Be Increasing Lauren Gilger Sept. 12, 2019
Committee Begins Search For New Maricopa Attorney Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Sept. 12, 2019
Pima County To Vote On Raising Nicotine Purchase Age Lauren Gilger Sept. 12, 2019
Journey To Find Arizona's Cuisine — Ancient Wild Foods Lauren Gilger Sept. 12, 2019
AZ House Rep. Alma Hernandez Making National Waves Lauren Gilger Sept. 11, 2019
Arizona Republican Party Opts Out Of Presidential Primary Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Sept. 10, 2019
Arizona Mayors Lobby For Gun Background Checks Lauren Gilger Sept. 10, 2019
ASU Helps Journalist Access Scott Warren Trial Documents Lauren Gilger Sept. 10, 2019
Meet The Women Leading Education Reform In AZ Lauren Gilger Sept. 9, 2019
Urias: State Rep. Lawrence 'Has Shown Us His Colors' Lauren Gilger Sept. 9, 2019
After Montgomery, What Happens To Attorney's Office? Lauren Gilger Sept. 9, 2019
Study Explores How Humanity Will React To Alien Life Lauren Gilger Sept. 6, 2019
Detained ASU Students Fuel Chinese American Anxiety Lauren Gilger Sept. 5, 2019
Montgomery's Appointment Draws Supporters, Detractors Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein Sept. 5, 2019
In Vitro Fertilization Is Largely Unregulated In The U.S. Lauren Gilger Sept. 5, 2019
Autonomous Trucks Have Been Driving On I-10 For Months Lauren Gilger Sept. 4, 2019
Monsoon Stories 2019: The Sight Before The Storm Amanda Luberto, Lauren Gilger Sept. 3, 2019
9 ASU International Undergrads Detained At Los Angeles Airport Lauren Gilger Sept. 3, 2019
#GreenShirtGuy Talks About His Fame And Politics Lauren Gilger Sept. 3, 2019

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