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Lisa Lubin is a seasoned media professional with extensive broadcasting, print, and online experience, from live news director to supervising television producer to freelance writer, photographer, PR manager, and speaker. She is a three-time Emmy® Award winning (plus 10+ nominations) producer with more than a decade of major market experience in the production of news and programming, both live and taped. After more than fifteen years in broadcast television, she decided to take a sabbatical, which turned into nearly 3 years traveling and working around the world. She documents her (mis)adventures on her blog, LLworldtour.com, with photographs and articles from the road/train/rickshaw/camel. She’s an established travel/food writer and her writing and photography has been published by West Jet’s UP Magazine, American Way Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Smithsonian, the Malibu Times, Encyclopedia Britannica, the Boston Globe, Orbitz, and Huffington Post. Lisa owns LLmedia, a media & video consulting business. She has spoken about video and journalism at several conferences including the Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX), the World Travel Market in London, and “Visit Russia 2012” in Yaroslavl.
Lisa has been featured on WGN-TV, ABC’s Good Morning America, MSNBC.com, FOX.com, Frommers.com, the Chicago Daily Herald, the NJ Daily Record, and Chicagoist.
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Mixing travel and work is one of the most rewarding experiences for this native of Randolph, New Jersey. Lisa graduated Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism. She began her television career in 1992 as an intern in New York City at WCBS-TV and “Late Night with David Letterman.” She went on to work as a director/technical director at WIS-TV, an NBC affiliate in Columbia, South Carolina, and then as promotions producer/editor at WACH-TV, a FOX affiliate, also in Columbia. She drove up to Chicago on New Year’s Day in 1998 with all her possessions (and her cat) to start her new job as a specials producer at ABC7 Chicago.
When not at one of her jobs, Lisa loves traveling and is ready to go anywhere, anytime. She has now visited 50+ countries on six continents and 43 of the U.S. states. She is somewhat of a savant in matters of maps, geography, food, photography, & pop culture.
She is also active in her community, volunteering at Literacy Chicago teaching English as a second language and for PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) and Feline Friends Chicago as a foster. Also a volunteer with the Chicago Greeter program, operated by the City of Chicago, Lisa gave tourists from around the world a local’s look at her favorite adopted city. When not traveling the world, she splits her time between Chicago and her home state of New Jersey. Lisa loves cheese and kitties, but not together.