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 Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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