I am a 2021 Southern California Journalism Awards Finalist!


Thank you Los Angeles Press Club and Southern California Journalism Awards! I am honored to be a 2x finalist.

2021 Finalist: Southern California Journalism Awards


* Lisa Niver, Thrive Global, “Is Talking Through Technology Making You More Human? With Rana el Kaliouby”

* Michelle Boston, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, “Remember Me”
* Matthew Leising, Bloomberg Businessweek, “My Trip Down the Crypto Rabbit Hole in Search of the DAO Hacker”
* Alena Maschke, Long Beach Post, “Lies, Manipulations, Impersonations: ‘Dirty Tricks’ on Social Media Descend on Local Politics”
* Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, “NBCUniversal Quietly Sold $500 Million Stake in Snapchat”


* Lisa Niver, Thrive Global, “‘Searching for Answers, “Finding My Father” with Deborah Tannen’, ‘Escape into Fiction This Fall: 12 Books to Fall in Love With’, ‘Coping with COVID through Groundhog Day, Total Meditation and Badass Habits'”

* Erik Himmelsbach-Weinstein, Los Angeles Times, “How L.A.’s ’60s Movements Fought for Justice — and Sometimes Even Achieved It”
* M.G. Lord, Los Angeles Review of Books, “The Deafening Choir of Oncoming Fate: On Jan Eliasberg’s ‘Hannah’s War'”
* Tom Teicholz, Los Angeles Review of Books, “Israel’s Holden Caulfield”
* Natasha Hakimi Zapata, Los Angeles Review of Books, “Antidotes to Brexit, COVID-19, and Other Afflictions in Ali Smith’s Seasonal Quartet”

Lisa Niver has won many awards! From 2017 to 2021, in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times and been a finalist seventeen times for a variety of broadcast, print and digital categories. 

2021: National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards Winner for Book Critic See all of Lisa’s book reviews here.

2020: Southern California Journalism Awards Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” Finalist for: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature

2020: Southern California Journalism awards 5x Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Print Magazine Feature, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature

2019: National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver and Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art

2019 Southern California Journalism Awards  Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment: Ogden Ski Getaway

2018: Southern California Journalism Awards Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile

2017: Southern California Journalism Awards  Winner: Print Column “A journey to freedom over three Passovers” Finalist for: Travel Reporting.

More of my Awards? CLICK HERE!

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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