Lisa is a winner! National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards 2019


Thank you NAEJ! I am a winner! In the Category F6a. Soft News Feature – Under 5 Minutes—Film/TVKTLA TV Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver

TEAM KTLA on the red carpet at 2019 NAEJ

Thank you to KTLA TV and my incredible and sparkly producer, Kimberly Cornell!

KTLA winners: Lisa Niver, Paul Sanchez and Michael Joseph James
KTLA table at 2019 NAEJ Awards
Congratulations Lisa Niver! Photo by Michael Joseph James
All of the KTLA finalists for 2019 NAEJ awards
Michael Joseph James and Lisa Niver, KTLA Winners!
Ann-Margaret and Danny Trejos on the red carpet
Lisa Niver and Cher Calvin on the red carpet
CHRIS PALMERI, Press Club President

Thank you to KTLA and Thank you to the Los Angeles Press Club and especially to Chris Palmeri, Club President, and Diana Ljungaeus, Executive Director!

DANNY TREJO – Visionary Award
BEN MANKIEWICZ – Luminary Award
ANN-MARGRET – Legend Award
TARANA BURKE – Impact Award
QUENTIN TARANTINO – Storyteller Award

Thank you for all of your support! I am a three time finalist and WINNER for the 2019 National Arts and Entertainment Journalism (NAEJ) Awards!

The National Entertainment Journalism Awards were founded in 2008 and recognize the finest work from U.S.-based entertainment reporters and editors and theater, film and television critics in all media – print, radio, TV and online. This includes international journalists working in a language other than English.

Click here to read my three nominated stories as well as my six nominations from the Southern California Journalism Awards over the past three years. For all of the winners for the NAEJ 2019: 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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