I am a 2022 Southern California Journalism Awards Finalist!


Thank you Los Angeles Press Club and Southern California Journalism Awards! I am honored to be a finalist for Book Critic!

2022 Finalist: 64th annual Southern California Journalism Awards


  • Lisa Niver, Thrive Global
  • John Freeman, Alta Journal
  • M.G. Lord, Los Angeles Times
  • David L. Ulin, Alta Journal
  • Chris Willman, Variety

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

During COVID, I focused on writing about books that helped people cope or felt like a way to escape in literature. Articles on Thrive Global:

Sizzling Summer Reads: Feel ALL Your Feelings 

Huge Changes Happen in Tiny Steps: The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self

Is Your Life FULLY CHARGED? with Meaghan Murphy

Changing The World, One Connection at a time with Shelley Zalis from The Female Quotient

Prepare Your Pandemic Pivot with Ken Lindner’s 8C’s

Writing and Rewriting during COVID with Alka Joshi

Deepak Chopra Strategies for Success: Mental Health Awareness Month

Surviving COVID like a Superhero with Lisa Genova’s REMEMBER

Gaby Natale Shares her Steps to Success

Lisa Niver has won many awards! From 2017 to 2022, in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won five times and been a finalist twenty times for a variety of broadcast, print and digital categories.

More about Lisa Niver: https://lisaniver.com/awards/

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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