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ABOUT - POP CULTURE

Lisa is a sought after Pop-Culture/Political Commentator booked to share her “keep it real,” “straight no chaser” view, on all things pop culture. Appearing on Fox 5 News Live at 6pm with Ernie Enastos and as a Regular Expert Guest on nationally syndicated radio and network shows like FOX 5’s “The Morning Show w/ Mike & Juliet,” FoxNews.com’s “The Strategy Room,” Comcast’s “It’s Your Call: With Lynn Doyle,” My9 News and 98.7 Kiss FM’s the “Michael Baisden Show,” to name a few. Lisa is the host of her self-titled talk show, The Lisa Durden Show,  airing in over 1 million homes on Newark Cablevision, channel 19, @ 6pm, Tuesdays; Manhattan Neighborhood Networks, channel 56, @ 5:30pm Wednesdays; online @ www.TheLisaDurdenShow.com, www.YouTube.com/user/lisadurden, and 5:30pm, every Wednesday by logging onto www.mnn.org , and selecting channel 2, Lifestyle Channel.  She hosted a show on America’s favorite online radio station, wnjr-newark.com.  Ms. Durden is also an Adjunct Professor at Essex County College in Newark NJ and a noted motivational speaker, where she MC’s events, keynotes graduations and speaks to audiences of all ages around the country. 

LISA IS AN EXPERT ON:

* Pop Culture             * Celebrities                * Hot Topics               * Fashion

* Politics                     * Television/Film         * Social Issues             * The Youth

* Relationships           * Education                 * Women’s Issues      * Panels

* Social Media            * Communications      * Race                        * Entrepreneurship

CELEBRITY BLOGGER/CONTRIBUTOR:

For nearly 10 years, Lisa’s opinionated, sarcastic, humorous style of commentary, has made her one of the go to bloggers and newspaper/magazine contributors, for all things Celebrity News, Entertainment, Pop Culture, Politics, TV/film, Fashion, Relationships, Social Issues, Women’s Issues, Sex, Education, Social Media, Parenting and Health.

* In 2014, Lisa launched her self-titled blog: www.LisaDurdenMyWorldMyWay.com.   When you enter her world, she tells it her way!!

Contributor to:

* Ufront Media Insights, https://ufrontmediainsights.wordpress.com

* Local Talk Newspaper,

 http://www.localtalknews.com/newark/community/1867-oprahs-qthe-

 life-you-want-weekendq-day-1.html.

* Newark Star Ledger’s NJ.com, http://connect.nj.com/user/ldurden/posts.html and   their former monthly publication, Newark Live from 2008 – 2014.

Ms. Durden is hailed as the social media maven! Her tweets have been favored, retweeted, and featured on:

*  Oprah Winfrey Presents: Legends Who Paved The Way Social Edition

*  @Realscreen

* @OWNTV #LegendsWhoPavedTheWay

*  @OWNTV #Selma50 & #IyanlaFixMyLife

*  @Lifetime #Whitney & #AaliyahMovie

*  @ABC2020 & @ABCSharkTank &

*  @EmpireFox

*  @DiscoveryID

*  @BobbyBrownFoods

*  @BETAwards

*  @48hours

AWARDS/ACCOLADES:

* In 2015, We Care Partners Inc. presented her with The Communications Matriarch   Award

*  Fall of 2014, Progressive Achievers honored her with The Leader In Communications  Award

* Spring of 2009, she was honored by Essex County College Women’s Empowerment  Forum, for Outstanding Contributions & Service to the  Community.

EDUCATION:
While at Seton Hall, her skills in communications and public speaking were sharpened by her position as Newscaster and Engineer for the college’s radio station, WSOU Radio 89.5FM; graduating with a BA Degree in Communications.

FELLOWSHIPS/PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

* American Federation Of Radio & Television

* CPB/PBS Producers Academy Workshopper, class of 2013

* NATPE Diversity Fellow class of 2009

* Leadership Newark Fellow class of 2003

* Maysles Institute Filmmakers Collective class of 2011

* Member of New York Women In Film and Television.

Lisa Durden was born and reared in Newark, NJ and is happily single and childfree!!  

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