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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. 


* Pop Culture             * Celebrities                * Hot Topics               * Fashion

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

* Relationships           * Education                 * Women’s Issues      * Panels

* Social Media            * Communications      * Race                        * Entrepreneurship


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,



* 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


* 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.

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.


* 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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