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Lisa Godley 

Emmy Award Winning Journalist 

Travels From: Norfolk, VA

Speaking Fee: Please contact for more information (615) 681-6588

Categories: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, Strategic Communication, Affordable Housing, Race, Global Warming 

Biography 

Lisa Godley is a five-time Emmy Award Winning Television Producer and Show Host, who also produces the highly acclaimed National Public Radio show, Another View. This popular call-in show gives listeners an opportunity to engage in today's issues discussed from an African American perspective. At WHRO, Lisa wears many hats. As Senior Producer, Diverse Production and Outreach, Lisa is
responsible for insuring locally produced videos, documentaries, feature stories and television specials reflect the various races, backgrounds, ethnicities and genders that makeup this area’s population.


In addition to producing WHRO’s “Race Let’s Talk About It” town halls, some of her favorite events to assemble are taking Another View into the community for live broadcasts. Lisa’s passion for story telling is reflected in her award winning work which includes documentaries like: The Historic Attucks Theatre: Apollo of the South; features such as the story of opera singer Ryan Speedo Green, and musician and luthier Freeman Vines; videos for the web like: Cannabis Sniffing K-9s: Out of a job? and television specials including Veterans Voices, where she served as the show’s Executive Producer and Host.


When she's not producing live television, web videos and radio programs, Lisa is writing and directing educational videos for WHRO. Her work has twice been recognized by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) as the Best in Public Television. Her latest project is producing videos for the Department of Education, featuring stories of the African American Diaspora for Virginia’s public school curriculum. Lisa earned her Master's of Science degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern
University's prestigious Medill School of Journalism and proudly received her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Norfolk State University.


Lisa is the President of Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals (HRBMP). During her time in office, she spearheaded the creation of the Byron Burney Community Journalism Academy (BBCJA), two successful fundraising projects and a host of professional growth activities and social events for the membership. Prior to her work at PBS, Lisa spent ten years working as an Anchor/Reporter in the Hampton Roads television market. Throughout her career, she has worked as a Television Journalist in Nashville, Louisville and Washington, DC.

Lisa enjoys mentoring youth of all ages. This includes, for the past 10 years, serving as WHRO's liaison to the PBS News Hour's Student Reporting Lab at Norfolk's Granby High School. She also supervises college interns for WHRO. She currently serves as a Director and Camera Operator for the Media Team at Grove Church in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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