Emmy award-winning broadcaster, filmmaker, author, and speaker, Lena Nozizwe has earned a reputation as the storyteller who can and will go anywhere–from Palm Beach to South Central, Stockholm to San Diego, Dublin to Brooklyn and from Alaska to Zimbabwe. Her awards include a Golden Mike, an Emmy and the New York Film Festival Silver Award. In April of 2014 she came in second in the ALFA Short Film Competition on Aging with her directorial debut, “A Father to Dye For.” She won the New York Film Festival Silver Award for a documentary she hosted and produced that followed the lives of L.A. runaways over a two year period.
Nozizwe has been featured in numerous publications, including the Washington Post, USA Today, Sister 2 Sister, Ireland’s Sunday Independent, Fitness, Glamour, the Adventist Review, Emmy Magazine and Cosmopolitan and on SKY TV, CBS, and FOX. Her writing has been published by First for Women, Seventeen and Vibe.She is the author of the motivational book “Starring in Your Own Life” published by Simon & Schuster.
When she is not writing Nozizwe loves street photography and to make things, especially from recycled materials. Her designs have been sold in fashionable boutiques on Melrose Ave and Montana Blvd in Los Angeles. Nozizwe’s photographs have been featured in numerous publications and in a one-woman show. Whether it is knitting a sweater or weaving together a story, Nozizwe’s motto is that it’s all about the inner bling.