WINNER: Diversity in TV/Streaming at NAEJ 2023 Awards


Thank you to the 16th annual National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2023! I won 2nd place for Diversity in Entertainment and was a finalist for both Podcast host and Personality Profile.

K6. Diversity in the TV/Streaming Industry

2nd place: Lisa Niver, We Said Go Travel, “Unveiling the Uncharted: Jeff Jenkins on Embracing Life Beyond Comfort Zones

Lisa Niver and Jeff Jenkins filming in Miami November 2023 with ReachTV network!

J1. Radio/Podcast Anchor/Host FINALIST

* Lisa Niver, PODCAST: Make Your Own Map, “Lisa Niver HOST of Make Your Own Map

K10B. Personality Profile, TV Personalities

Lisa Niver, Jewish Journal, “Walking with Andrew McCarthy

From the Los Angeles Press Club: “For the 16th National A&E Journalism Awards, our judges carefully reviewed more than 1,600 entries, and you came out on top with the best A&E reporting in the nation.”

Thank you to Jeff Jenkins of Never Say Never and Andrew McCarthy of Walking with Sam for the interviews that led to these nominations. Thank you to ALL of my podcast guests and listeners from 41 countries on 6 continents. YAY!

USA 🇺🇸  India 🇮🇳 Canada 🇨🇦  Ireland 🇮🇪Puerto Rico 🇵🇷  UK 🇬🇧   Italy 🇮🇹  Australia 🇦🇺 Philippines 🇵🇭 Singapore 🇸🇬  New Zealand 🇳🇿 Portugal 🇵🇹 Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 Switzerland 🇨🇭 Hong Kong 🇭🇰   Mexico 🇲🇽  Japan 🇯🇵  Fiji 🇫🇯 Seychelles 🇸🇨 France 🇫🇷 Latvia 🇱🇻  Netherlands 🇳🇱  Kenya 🇰🇪  UAE 🇦🇪 Cambodia 🇰🇭 Israel 🇮🇱Guatemala 🇬🇹 Germany 🇩🇪 Uruguay 🇺🇾 Bangladesh 🇧🇩 Spain 🇪🇸 Panama 🇵🇦 Thailand 🇹🇭 Uganda 🇺🇬   Greece 🇬🇷  South Africa 🇿🇦 Costa Rica 🇨🇷 Bosnia and Herzegovina 🇧🇦  Sri Lanka🇱🇰Romania 🇷🇴   Pakistan 🇵🇰

Thank you to the Los Angeles Press Club and Diana Ljungaeus, Executive Director! At the Gala on December 3, 2023,

Barbara Eden will be honored with the Legend Award. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., host/producer/writer of PBS’ “Finding Your Roots” will receive the Luminary Award for Career Achievement. Legendary actor and educator LeVar Burton will be honored with the second Distinguished Storyteller Award for his Literacy Impact and director/writer/producer Ava DuVernay will accept the Visionary Award for Humanitarian Work. Iconic writer, director and producer Roger Corman is set to accept Los Angeles Press Club’s Distinguished Storyteller Award for filmmaking.

This year’s National A&E Journalism Awards Gala is dedicated to the memory of Bob Barker, the very first Legend Awardee and a cherished friend of the LA Press Club.

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 six times and been a finalist twenty-five times for a variety of broadcast, print, podcast 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)

Jewish Journal Wins Two LA Press Club Awards and Several Other Honors

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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