Grateful and Honored: Finalist for Two 2023 Southern California Journalism Awards


Thank you Los Angeles Press Club and 65th 2023 Southern California Journalism Awards! I am honored to be a finalist for TWO CATEGORIES

2023 Finalist: 65th annual Southern California Journalism Awards


* Lisa Niver, Jewish Journal, “Joshua Tree National Park: My First Visit!” from our Genesis GV70 Road trip.

* Julia Carmel, Los Angeles Times, “34 hours on America’s most scenic train. Is it as dreamy as it sounds?”
* Jaweed Kaleem, Los Angeles Times, “Welcome to Portugal, the new expat haven. Californians, please go home”

* KCET, KCET, “The Migrant Kitchen: Puerto Rico”
* KCET & Tastemade, KCET, “Broken Bread: Tijuana”

K6. PERSONALITY PROFILE/INTERVIEW, Non-Entertainment Personalities, over 10 minutes

* Lisa Niver, Make Your Own Map Podcast, “Deepak Chopra on the Divine Feminine and World Meditation Day”

* Jonathan Bastian, Andrea Brody, KCRW, “Inciting joy: Poet Ross Gay on gardening, grief, and basketball”

* Steve Chiotakis, Christian Bordal, Giuliana Mayo, Phil Richards, KCRW, “I don’t know if I’ll be able to avoid crying”
* Danielle Chiriguayo, KCRW, “How the ‘Christmas spirit’ brought joy and redemption”

* Mo’Kelly, KFI AM640/iHeartRadio, “Chief Robert Luna for Sheriff”

Lisa Niver interviewing Deepak Chopra for Mental Health Awareness Month

Thank you to the Los Angeles Press Club and Diana Ljungaeus, Executive Director!

Lisa Niver has won many awards! From 2017 to 2023, in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won five times and been a finalist twenty-two times for a variety of broadcast, print and digital categories.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: BJ Korros and guest attend the Los Angeles Press Club’s 63rd Annual Journalism Awards Dinner at Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles on October 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images)

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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