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 Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. She sailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one and a quarter million views (1,250,000) on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries, named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and also ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own site, We Said Go Travel. From 2017 to 2020 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won three times and been a finalist fourteen times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was also a finalist for four other categories including online journalist of the year, digital story for activism journalism with Ms. Magazine, educational reporting for Wharton Magazine and a broadcast lifestyle feature for KTLA TV in Los Angeles.    Niver won a 2019 NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award for one of her KTLA TV segments and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. In 2018,  she was a finalist for stories in Smithsonian, PopSugar Fitness and the Saturday Evening Post. Niver won a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal and was a finalist for travel reporting. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, TODAY, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

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