Lauren Prestileo is the Series Producer for the critically acclaimed and award-winning PBS history series American Experience. Her work puts her at the heart of the evolution in content development and distribution at a time of rapid change. Lauren oversees the flow of the series’ content from television to digital platforms, and leads the theatrical distribution for the series, most recently shepherding the theatrical release of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Last Days in Vietnam.
Lauren joined the American Experience staff in 2004 as a publicist for the series. She went on to serve as Project Manager and Series Manager, overseeing all aspects of the community engagement campaigns for the landmark series We Shall Remain, and for the 2011 Emmy Award-winning documentary Freedom Riders. In her work for the series, she has created high-profile partnerships with organizations such as the Smithsonian Museum of American History and the Gilder Lehrman Institute
of American History. She recently served as an associate producer for the Emmy Award-winning American Experience film JFK. Prior to her tenure in public television, Lauren worked in public affairs in Washington, DC, specializing in public relations and grassroots organizing.