Lauren Silverman Durban has deep roots in the Lincoln media community, having worked in television, radio, and print media for more than 15 years. She came to Lincoln in 2003 as a general assignment reporter for the ABC affiliate, and less than two years later was promoted to primary evening news anchor of Channel 8 Eyewitness News, spending five years anchoring the 5, 6, and 10pm newscasts five nights a week.
Lauren then transitioned to radio and spent several years as a morning drive time host as one-half of “JP & Lauren Mornings” on KX 96.9, all the while also working as a freelance columnist and reporter for Lincoln’s L Magazine.
In the COJMC, Lauren has taught courses as part of the Visual Communications program, and is now part of the Technical Communications faculty. She is passionate about the power and importance of public speaking, and has held seminars on the topic for undergraduate and graduate students in the UNL College of Business.
A lifelong singer and performer, she is active in the Lincoln-area performing arts community and has served on the Board of Directors for several area theaters. Lauren is originally from Southern California and is a UCLA alum.
Currently, Lauren is the Communications Manager for the Lied Center for Performing Arts, overseeing public and media relations, as well as image and message development. She and her husband Paul have four children.