Keisha Lamothe is a New York-based award-winning multi-platform producer and journalist with nearly 15 years of experience directing, shooting, writing, editing and reporting in the fast-paced worlds of news, culture, entertainment, lifestyle, beauty and finance.
Throughout her career, Lamothe has directed and produced impactful short films about the beauty of different cultures, women's rights and equality. She has also covered some of the largest events in the fashion and entertainment world, including the Oscars, Golden Globes, and ESSENCE's Black Women In Hollywood 10th Anniversary special for OWN.
She has produced videos for major brands such as Walmart, McDonald's and Ford, and worked directly with social media giants Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter to create exclusive content for their platforms.
Earlier in her career, she wrote about the stock market and traveled throughout the U.S. doing profile features on small business owners in America.
But she considers the biggest highlight of her career to be a video produced with former First Lady Michelle Obama to promote the Reach Higher initiative, a program aimed at encouraging students to pursue an education beyond a high school degree.
2018 - Today
Branded Content/Video Lead at Culture Trip, overseeing and managing video production of short films created in the Americas.
2016 - 2018
Head of Video at ESSENCE Magazine, overseeing the full production process of the video team.
2016 - 2013
Video Producer for InStyle, People Stylewatch and ESSENCE magazine coordinating video production and project deliverables.
2013 - 2006
Associate Producer, Staff Writer and On-camera Correspondent for CNNMoney.com.
Awards / Highlights
2020 Telly Award Gold for Online Documentary Series for "Hungerlust Season 2 - Cultural Collisions"
2020 Telly Award Gold for Branded Content: Travel/Tourism for "Inside Molossia: The Nation in the Desert"
2020 Telly Award Gold for Branded Content Campaign-Series: Non-scripted/Documentary for "Send It Worldwide - Culture Trip x GoPro"
2020 Webby Award for Public Service & Activism for "The Culture of Pride - Pioneers of Love" docu-series
2019 Telly Awards Gold for Online Documentary and Online Web Series for "Hungerlust"
2019 Muse Creative Award Gold for "Hungerlust" docu-series
2019 Silver Lovie Award for Internet Video for "Hungerlust" docu-series
2017 Gracie Award for Original Online Programming of "Racial Politics of Abortion" documentary
2017 National Magazine Award video finalist for "Black Girl Magic" video series
2017 Henry R. Lucy Award for "Racial Politics of Abortion" documentary
2017 Society of Publication Designers Silver Award for "Black Girl Magic" video series and Gold Award for "Racial Politics of Abortion" documentary
2017 Realscreen Award nominee for "TIME Presents"
Recipient of 2010 Peabody Award for Gulf Coast oil spill coverage
Recipient of 2008 Peabody Award for presidential election coverage