Lauren Vicary is the senior vice president of production at American Progress, where she manages the Art, Editorial, and Video teams as well as production of the organization’s website.
During her tenure with American Progress, Vicary has shepherded numerous organizationwide priorities as lead editor, including The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, a book and multimedia platform in conjunction with Maria Shriver; “The Middle-Class Squeeze,” a report outlining progressive policies critical to a strong and growing economy; and the “Report of the Commission on Inclusive Prosperity,” a multinational project highlighting the social and political institutions making 21st-century capitalism work for the many and not just the few.
A 20-year veteran of political journalism, Vicary launched numerous digital properties for news organizations before joining American Progress. She was the managing editor of politics for Bloomberg News’ digital team, where she developed and launched Bloomberg.com’s politics and elections websites. She also spent three years as the political editor at NBCNews.com, where she launched their political websites and broke traffic records during the 2008 election cycle. Vicary began her tenure in Washington, D.C., at the Associated Press, where she spent nearly a decade as a reporter, assignment manager, and lead political producer, and was instrumental in the launch of the AP’s digital operations in Washington. Vicary was also a contributor and editor at PoliticsDaily.com, a reporter for ABC and CBS affiliates, and a program director at both PBS and Time-Life Video and Television.
A native of Erie and State College, Pennsylvania, Vicary holds a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, where she started her journalism career as a reporter and photographer.