Lauren Silverman is a bilingual reporter and radio producer at National Public Radio in Washington D.C. She started writing radio commentaries as a student in the Bay Area through a program called Youth Radio. In 2005, she won a Gracie Allen Award from American Women in Radio and Television. While studying political science and Latin American studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, she worked as a reporter at Michigan Radio. There, Lauren produced Generation Y Michigan – a month-long radio series on the future of Michigan college-graduates that received two Society of Professional Journalism awards.
Lauren has written and recorded pieces for American Public Media’s Marketplace, as well as National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Among the pieces she has reported and produced are stories on the artifacts left behind by undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran desert; the changing face of America’s Chinatowns; and the transformation of a historic neighborhood in Compton, CA.
In 2013, Lauren accepted a reporting position at NPR member station KERA, in Dallas, Tx. At KERA, she
covers health, science and technology — as well as breaking news in North Texas. You can view her work at KERA’s Breakthroughs blog.