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Emmy-Award-Winning Digital Content Creator & Storyteller

Nitya Chambers

Nitya Chambers is an Emmy-award-winning Storyteller and influential content and product leader on a mission to create inclusive spaces with authentic voices that build community and greater understanding. With over 20 years of experience at the intersection of creative strategy and product development, Nitya believes deeply in the power of story to connect a brand to its consumers and to build community through superior user experience.

As Executive Editor at Lonely Planet, Nitya believes travel is the best education for building a better, more inclusive, more compassionate world. In her role, Nitya oversees Lonely Planet’s books and digital properties and is leading the digital transformation of one of the world’s most iconic travel brands.

Driven by empathy and curiosity to understand the what, why, and how of consumer trends, Nitya is passionate about positively impacting the way users experience content throughout their journey. As Vice President of Content Development at CNN, Nitya led digital content teams and strategy, oversaw product discovery, managed the emergence of new digital ventures, and developed an innovative product portfolio focused on cross-platform growth for the multinational media company. Nitya earned a Primetime Emmy Award in 2018 for Explore Parts Unknown, the digital counterpart to Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, which extended the series and grew digital engagement.

Her data-driven approach to digital growth and product is influenced by her experience as a Senior Producer at ABC News during the 2008 Presidential Election and 2010 Midterm Elections. Nitya and her team developed previously unseen digital content in political broadcasting and reimagined how would cover elections. Leveraging newly developed technological tools, templates, and workflows, Nitya leveraged insights to share impactful stories of candidate trends to engage potential voters.

Before her tenure at CNN, she served as the Director of Content Strategy at Threespot, a full-service digital agency where she led digital strategy for diverse clients, including the National Park Service, PBS Newshour, Poynter Institute, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the National Portrait Gallery.

Nitya holds an MA in Journalism from Boston University and a BS in Anthropology from Carnegie Mellon University

Provoking thoughts and emotions through storytelling in order to build tangible connections.

Leading Expertise:

  • Building Connections Through Storytelling

  • Creating Change Through Inclusion, Empathy, and Honesty

  • Leading with Communication, Authenticity, and Humor

  • Designing Visual Content for Connection

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