Lauren Silverman is the Health, Science & Technology reporter/blogger at NPR station KERA in Dallas, Texas. She is also the primary backup host for KERA’s “Think” show and the statewide news show “Texas Standard.” While at KERA Lauren has received a variety of awards; an honorable mention for Texas Health Journalist of the Year from the Texas Medical Association, several regional Edward R. Murrow awards (for stories such as The Broken Hip), as well as the Texas Veterans Commission’s Excellence in Media Awards in the radio category.
Before joining KERA Lauren worked at NPR’s weekend All Things Considered in Washington D.C. There, she produced national stories on everything from the politics of climate change to the future of online education. While at All Things Considered, Lauren also produced a piece on neighborhood farms in Compton, California that won a National Association of Black Journalism’s ‘Salute to Excellence Award.’
As a freelance reporter, Lauren has written and recorded stories in English and Spanish for a variety of news outlets, including American Public Media’s Marketplace, NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Sound Medicine, and Latino USA.